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Is classroom teaching advisable during COVID-19? With precautions, absolutely

Some might say that I am the quintessential academic who should teach online or perhaps retire at this historic and worrisome juncture.  I am 66-years old who recently underwent surgery for early melanoma and was hospitalized six months ago with sepsis, a serious bacterial infection. As a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist, I, of all people, should know the risks. And I do. So why am I planning to return to teaching when (as of this writing) limited face-to-face classroom instruction resumes at Yale in August? I offer the following three reasons: