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Whether or not one is on the right, left or centre of the political spectrum, I believe it is high time that we as a society put our differences aside on this one particular issue and worked together for both our own good and for the benefit of our society as a whole. While questions will naturally arise and conspiracy theories blossom during times such as these, we should nonetheless leave our individual grievances to one side and work together, if only to achieve the greatest desire known to mankind, aka. survival and the wish to do anything and everything within our own power to prevent the likelihood of our own deaths. This should include understanding the simple truth that disease and the natural world from where it arose are indifferent to the human invention of politics. Arguing about this and that or indulging in the fiction of conspiracy writers won't save anyone, or make the reality of the situation disappear into thin air.

With perhaps the greatest pandemic in over a century facing us, it being the greatest threat to human life on a scale unknown since the Second World War, we are all vulnerable here whether or not we wish to hear this simple truth. We can have all the enjoyment in the world debating the issue in the here and now, but political discussion we cannot take to our own graves. If indulging in rancor, partisan politics and conspiracy mongering helps you deal with the very real and grave threat to human life, including your own by taking your mind off of an understandable fear, then fair enough. What you certainly should never do is to mislead others into following your own set of political judgments that have absolutely no basis in medical fact or reality. Or for your own good, with over 4 million cases worldwide and a killer pandemic spreading throughout the world like wildlife, perhaps you would simply be better off by waking up and facing reality.

 

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This virus is not going away soon and we have no choice but to adapt. Since we live in a liberal democracy, people can refuse to cooperate, and understand the consequences for themselves and if they have friends or family. Ireland is entering summer and the infections will decline. When the second wave comes, it will be with the common cold, winter flu and covid at the same time.

I don´t understand why people dismiss covid as death or survive, at this time we know almost nothing about the effects on our bodies yet we make bold assumptions about immunity, seriousness of re-infection and what organs of the body are harmed and what our lives will be like after being infected. The images of the inflamed lungs are frightening but viruses also cause inflammatory symptoms in other parts of the body, ask anyone with lupus or even herpes if it is nothing. Why are people so dismissive of those with pre-existing conditions, doesn´t everyone have one ?
 

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Nothing, but nothing should be a bipartisan issue. Opposition and argument has always taken mankind forward.

in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
 
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Nothing, but nothing should be a bipartisan issue. Opposition and argument has always taken mankind forward.
Do you believe a disease cares whether or not you vote for FFG or SF?
 

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Do you believe a disease cares whether or not you vote for FFG or SF?
If a disease had an awareness of history then it would appreciate that ailments have often been contained by radicals who stepped out of line from the establishment. Malaria once threatened the completion of the Panama Canal but it was the sanitation officer, Colonel William Corgas, who went against the perceived wisdom of the day and went after the mosquito's breeding grounds.
 
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If a disease had an awareness of history then it would appreciate that ailments have often been contained by radicals who stepped out of line from the establishment. Malaria once threatened the completion of the Panama Canal but it was the sanitation officer, Colonel William Corgas, who went against the perceived wisdom of the day and went after the mosquito's breeding grounds.
It's also possible that the Colonel was indeed correct, while today's conspiracy theorists aren't?
 
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