A few ill-timed coughs.

A New York Times opinion writer decides to go ahead and endanger his elderly parents because “Fuck it, why not.”

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Farhad Manjoo writes, “Once I had counted everyone, I realized that visiting my parents for Thanksgiving would be like asking them to sit down to dinner with more than 100 people.”

TL;DR: He’s “a few ill-timed coughs” away from infection, but fuck it, he’s gonna go see his elderly parents with co-morbidities anyway. Sure. Why not.

And like, if you’re gonna take that risk, fine, I can’t stop you. But why write a whole article about it in a major newspaper where tons of people will read it, just so you can provide everyone the rational of “Eh, fuck it, I wanna, so I’m gonna.”

Do what you’re gonna, but maybe don’t publicize your wafer-thin rationale for everyone else to internalize and use, too?

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