(Note: This article was written back in the beginning of June. I have not yet updated links with more up-to-date research or articles, but will do so once I have the time.)
COVID-19 is a silent killer that discriminates against the poor, which is disproportionately made up of communities of color as a result of systematic racial injustice. Here are just a few headlines:
As a mathematically inclined engineer, I like to see things discussed in terms of Pareto efficiency. A Pareto efficient (or optimal) policy can be thought of as follows: if you have multiple goals, a new policy cannot improve one goal over the current policy without hurting at least one other goal. Basically, you are at a point where you have to trade off one goal for another goal.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially in the United States, it is common to think of the following two goals as being opposed to each other:
A machine learning engineer at Google who spends his free time building epidemiological models.