This forum is about anything related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keep politics and debates out of this forum. Great Debates and Elections may be used for those threads and posts. Also, some posts, such as the “Your pandemic playlist” currently in CS, may be better suited to another forum if they are not directly related to the virus.
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