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“Two thirds of people hospitalised with Covid-19 in New York have been socially distancing.”
Maybe we’re thrown by his nugget of news, maybe we’re delighted, but we’re all paying attention:
“Is this true?’’
It is. The mental gears turn…
“OMG, how could that be happening?”
…to a terminal conclusion:
“Social distancing doesn’t work!”
Naturally, there’s a “but.” In truth, you knew there would be. Whether that “but” is welcome will depend on your prior views. If you instinctively bristle against social distancing, any “but” is awkward, muddying…
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