At Risk: Grocers Deal with Danger Gig Economy Shoppers Face During COVID-19 Pandemic
"They're basically using their money to put someone else at risk when they could do it themselves."explains Santa Clara ethics professor David DeCosse, staff member of the school's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about low-risk members of the community using personal shopper services."Witness what all of these gig workers have been saying. They are not confident about the level of protections they have been accorded thus far."
"You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see what they're saying is true," he added. "If we can’t get sufficient protections for people in hospitals right now, we're not able to do this for grocery workers and shoppers. You're passing on risk to these shoppers whom you do have reasonable expectations may well not have sufficient protection."
David DeCosse, director of Religious and Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics Programs discussing the ethical impact of asking a person to put themselves at risk for the convenience of not putting yourself at risk, quoted in SFGATE.