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The Greater Good

TONGUES CLUCKED WHEN WORD GOT OUT THAT a Missouri man whose daughter had tested positive for COVID-19 broke quarantine in early March to attend a father-daughter school dance with her sister. The school was closed the following Monday for a hospital-grade cleaning.

A coronavirus quarantine is not easy. It amounts to two weeks of house arrest for a disease you may not have. Your fortnight of confinement is done entirely in the service of others, protecting them from possible infection.

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