"You pay your money and take your chances" - Yes with univeristies and colleges coming back (and the inevitable close, maskless, large parties, you ARE seeing a massive spike in infections. Most of them will probably recover OK, and continue on. Some may get more serious cases of C-19, and end up in the hospital / dead. it's the way of the world. The ones who don't catch it are A - not going to the parties or associating with anyone that does. B- lucky enough that their immune system already responds to (there are some lucky people who were born with or acquired immunity to a close relative of C-19). About all the rest of us can do is keep following your lockdown routines. Mask, wash hands often, avoid crowds where possible, social distancing to the best of your ability in the situation. Keep your friends / social circle tight and be open with each other to be honest about it. And wait for a vaccine that works. And if you're unlucky like some of us with underlying conditions - be as stringent as you can to avoid it.