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    COVID-19 Response: An issue that shouldn't be at all political....yet here we are

    Indeed, a number of recent polls by Axios, Civiqs, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, Pew, Reuters, and Quinnipiac University have all confirmed that concern about COVID-19 is greater among self-identified Democrats than Republicans (this summary suggests that, on average, 65 percent of Democrats are either somewhat or very concerned about catching the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus compared to only 38 percent of Republicans), while Republicans are much more likely to believe that social distancing is an unnecessary overreaction.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psy...-beliefs%3famp

    The title of this thread came to me prior to actually finding this article. Just something I've been noticing more and more lately.

    Regardless this could be used as a general thread for COVID-19/coronavirus discussion as well.

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    People are in a culture war and we don;t know how to stop... Hell There's a chance for a global ceasefire to actual war and we can't listen to each other with out calling people stupid.

    Ya know people are scared... scared of dieing. Scared of going broke. scared of losing control. And instead of shutting the **** up and going you know what it sucks to deal with that. Instead of processing all these god damn feelings... It's just easier to say you are ****ing stupid because Trump/ libtards.

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    I donít think that this split is entirely political. Republicans and democrats are widely believed to see the world differently in a way that would impact their view of the crisis.

    Republicans tend to be less likely to trust anything out of the government including scientific data. The tend to look for solutions by the individual and not the collective. Democrats are more likely to accept government information especially scientific information and solutions in group actions.

    Iím not saying there isnít a strong political component to the division, just that there is also likely personality reasons for how we see the crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasMan View Post
    I donít think that this split is entirely political. Republicans and democrats are widely believed to see the world differently in a way that would impact their view of the crisis.

    Republicans tend to be less likely to trust anything out of the government including scientific data. The tend to look for solutions by the individual and not the collective. Democrats are more likely to accept government information especially scientific information and solutions in group actions.

    Iím not saying there isnít a strong political component to the division, just that there is also likely personality reasons for how we see the crisis.
    Absolutely but you also can't deny the correlation. Yes, I'm aware you didn't but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasMan View Post
    I donít think that this split is entirely political. .
    I think its political. There are 2 sides to this issue, the virus and the economy. Each political side seems to prioritize differently. Both sides are right. It just depends how we want to move forward as a country.

    Essentially what Brewers is saying is true. We need to figure out what protocol to set to allow us to start slowly opening back up. That's the smart way to go about it.

    The big question is do we have leadership capable of figuring that protocol out. The answer is a resounding no.

    So we're kinda stuck in the middle...

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