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I could only think of 2 responses:

Because being an MP makes you like a virus, and a virus can't catch a virus. They even shrunk their brains to make sure it was safe. It seemed like a good idea but...
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If a virus can catch a virus, and so can MP's. And virus's (virions) can catch a virus.
It basically says "I'm free to put you at risk but don't you dare put me in peril".

To quote a friend from the north of the UK: "Watta sack 'o bastadz". I don't know what the phrase means but he says it with such vim it can only be an accurate response.
 

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COVID Corner - Some reports from some news outlets from today, Friday 29th of October:

- World: Global Confirmed 245,811,489 Global Deaths 4,985,467

- UK: Back-to-school Covid fears prompts testing plea

- UK: One in 50 had Covid in England last week, says ONS

- UK: Scotland, Health board 'to get military help next week'

- US: US expected to authorise first Covid vaccine for young children

- Russia: Russia says at least 44,265 people died from Covid in September

- Sweden: Swedish response to Covid was too slow, says commission

- China: Beijing residents told to postpone weddings to keep transmission low in preparation for Winter Olympics.
 

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I never did understand what they expect these websites to do. It's not like they are the publisher of information and are truly just a public forum where people can go and voice whatever they feel like. Or is it no longer valid to expect people to use their best judgment? It's also a weird paradox as people expect them to be an open forum for their own content while demanding they limited content they don't agree with. I personally would like to see them do even less but I understand it's their property to do as they so choose and I don't envy the pressure they are getting from all sides.
 

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I never did understand what they expect these websites to do. It's not like they are the publisher of information and are truly just a public forum where people can go and voice whatever they feel like. Or is it no longer valid to expect people to use their best judgment? It's also a weird paradox as people expect them to be an open forum for their own content while demanding they limited content they don't agree with. I personally would like to see them do even less but I understand it's their property to do as they so choose and I don't envy the pressure they are getting from all sides.
I totally agree. Also it's a forum to express yourself - not to find good advice... so it's a kind of odd situation. But for me, I see vaccine hesitancy and denial is due mostly to fear of needles. Like any fear, they're going to try to find a way to justify their position.
 
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Man, being in that position as a family member would suck. I'm not sure if you remember it, but when I was a kid Terri Schiavo was the center of a big debate about end of life care. I'll link to the stories wiki, it can explain it much better than I could.

I can understand everyone else wanting to pull life support, but as a family member the last thing you want to do is give the okay to end someone you loves life.


 

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Man, being in that position as a family member would suck. I'm not sure if you remember it, but when I was a kid Terri Schiavo was the center of a big debate about end of life care. I'll link to the stories wiki, it can explain it much better than I could.

I can understand everyone else wanting to pull life support, but as a family member the last thing you want to do is give the okay to end someone you loves life.
that's interesting, then I was growing up the big "right-to-die" case was Karen Ann Quinlan ... I'll link that here

 
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