Why is the coronavirus pandemic so politically polarising?

Why is the coronavirus pandemic so politically polarising?

Covid-19 continues to split some people along party lines. We are now beginning to work out why, writes Graham Lawton

HUMANS | COMMENT 9 December 2020
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LIKE the majority of people in my local area, I follow the rules on face coverings. It’s an inconvenience, but I consider putting on a mask a small sacrifice to protect my health and that of other people. Every day, I see many people – more than could possibly have a legitimate exemption – flagrantly flouting the rules and it really gets up my nose.

The refuseniks annoy me on multiple levels. They are selfishly putting me and other people at risk. They think they know better than experts. They often fall for conspiracy theories. And even if they ar



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