Ezra Klein presents an interview with Harvard epidemiologist Julia Marcus, “How to think about coronavirus risk in your life” with subtitle “A Harvard epidemiologist offers a framework for making key life decisions while managing pandemic risk”, on Vox.
Marcus notes that young adults on campuses are being expected to make a personal sacrifice for other people, that may not be recoverable (in terms of missed experiences) and that was demanded suddenly. I could go back and compare all this to the moral uncertainties of the military draft and student deferments in the Vietnam eras.
A colleague of Marcus, Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard, is proposing a system of Rapid Testing that could provide a roadmap to getting things reopened safely, but that leaves complicated compliance questions open.
Harvard student John Fish had mentioned in a recent video that he would be taking (virtually) a course n ethics and the pandemic this fall. That might be taught in part by Marcus.
Kenneth Chang of the New York Times describes a "rapid test" strategy at the University of Illinois, and yet some students who test positive seem to party on, like it was just survival of the fittest.