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In the shadow of COVID-19, a toll on entertainment workers

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By MARK KENNEDY

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When shows open will there still be social distancing?

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“It just really helped me stay focused and continue to work on myself as an artist and being creative,” she said.

What a load of pretentious rubbish. Millions dead, more infected , hospitals and the medical system under strain . We are all so happy you can stay creative.

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What a load of pretentious rubbish.

But she is alive and they are dead. What kind of person values dead people over aspiring alive people with a positive attitude to pull us through these tough times?

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Art has no intrinsic value per se and is a luxury for a society not in the grip of it's biggest challenge since world war 2. It's called pragmatism. Let's see how though 'positive attitudes' you so value actually contribute to the eradication of this particular corona virus. So you would prefer an artist to visit you at home if you had severe symptoms and not a doctor? Money used for art at such a time is a total waste of money that could be used to pay better salaries for front line medical staff? Or maybe we could send them some 'positive attitudes'??

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Art has no intrinsic value

Depending in the philosophy and values you follow, nothing or everything can or cannot have any value. That is not a really good argument, specially when you are just talking about something as broad as the value of "living"

 It's called pragmatism

What you are talking about has nothing to do with pragmatism. You believe that certain people or jobs do not have any value for whatever justification, and you are just applying your personal morality as if it was some sort of objective pragmatic thought. It isn't.

 Let's see how though 'positive attitudes' you so value actually contribute to the eradication of this particular corona virus

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the "eradication" of a virus isn't everything that matters in the world, not to mention that most experts are not even aiming for eradication, which makes your view extreme and disconnected from reality.

 So you would prefer an artist to visit you at home if you had severe symptoms and not a doctor?

Non sensical false equivalences. "Would you prefer a doctor to make your entertainment if you were bored and not an artist?". Not everyone is a doctor, and not because an artist makes art it means that a doctor cannot do their own work.

Money used for art at such a time is a total waste of money that could be used to pay better salaries for front line medical staff

If you really believe this donate all of your money to a hospital. I mean, why are you wasting your time here writing this useless comment when you could be working to create money to give to a hospital? I mean, that is the kind of extremist argument you are doing here.

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