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— By Charles Foster, University of Oxford To be clear, and in the hope of heading off some trolls, I would like to make two observations. First, of course I don’t welcome the epidemic. It will cause death, worry, inconvenience and great physical and economic suffering. Lives and livelihoods will be destroyed. The burden will fall disproportionately on the old, the weak and the poor. And second, these suggestions are rather trite. They should be obvious to reasonably reflective people of average moral sensibility. That said, here goes: 1. It will make us realise that national boundaries are artificial The...

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