“Yes, but what are we supposed to do if a student gets COVID?” ask professors who want a lockdown. “They will fall behind!”
The quarantine is five days. Five. Students have gotten sick and missed class forever. It was never a problem until now.
People are pretending that these are completely new, insurmountable obstacles. And that’s nuts. I’m tired of hearing lists of utterly unremarkable symptoms described in hushed tones as if nobody ever got a scratchy throat until now.
Last semester I had one student who had COVID. She missed two days of class. Ooh, what a horror. Let’s lock down forever to prevent this terrible tragedy.