How risky should we be in our quest to reopen our economy quickly?

Much of public policy is about reducing risks. Policies to give people health insurance are intended to reduce their risk of serious illness by encouraging them to go to the doctor for preventative care. Policies to protect the environment are intended to reduce the risk of people getting ill or dying because of pollution. Policies to make airports safer are intended to reduce the risk of people dying in a terrorist attack.

Op-ed by Stuart Shapiro, NJ.com, May 14, 2020