Collected Item: “The Dangerous Luxury of Claiming You've Rejected Society”
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The Dangerous Luxury of Claiming You've Rejected Society
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Early in the pandemic, a man I knew died of Covid-19 in an overwhelmed hospital. I kept thinking he might not have died if the hospital had been better funded. Then I remembered he had once insisted to me that he lived outside society. I saw a sad connection: hospitals and public health in general were underfunded because too many people felt they did not share a common society with others. More thoughts about Covid and community started flooding my mind. Eventually I pulled these thoughts together in a short essay.
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Covid death, overwhelmed hospital, mask refusal, community, libertarianism, Donald Trump, white privilege
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Data analyst in Institutional Research; Retired director of CLIP and CUNY Start
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