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Tribal loyalties versus medical concerns in US

One of the most perplexing developments during this coronavirus crisis has been the way disagreements over basic healthcare policy issues have degenerated into ugly political warfare

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A worker wearing a full body suit managing the flow of the customers at a food market on May 18 in the Jackson Heights neighbourhood of Queens in New York City.

Let us start with two assumptions: First, that Americans (with the possible exception of sociopaths) want to ensure that their fellow citizens stay healthy, and certainly would not want them to succumb to life-threatening diseases.

That predilection is not driven only by altruism but by...

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