School’s Out, But Not Forever

Of course COVID-19 can’t convince everyone to confront their own mortality and act responsibly in the interest of public health. Have you met people?

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March 12, 2020. (photo: Gabuchan)

“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” — Goethe

Outraged people on Twitter, politicians and political pundits; journalists, social laureates and irate op-ed writers: All seemed genuinely shocked this week that college kids, finding school unexpectedly cancelled for the rest of the semester, couldn’t be dissuaded from partying on spring break by stern public warnings of possible infection.

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