Despite COVID-19, Schools Should Not Throw Away a Student's Shot
Cornell University has justified reopening by establishing elaborate screening, quarantine policies and enforcing social distancing. Yet we are reminded that this age cohort has negligible risk of dying from COVID-19. Think of the student athlete who strives to be a pro and can’t live his or her dream because his or her school can't take responsibility for even the most minimal of risks. Even in the case of food safety, our society has zero tolerance for the most infinitesimal risk. In the end, society’s aversion to risk at all costs has its price.