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This week activism took a back seat to an ear infection. It was hardly life-threatening, but it cost me a couple of nights’ sleep before the antibiotics finally kicked in. And it reminded me of how much we often take for granted, from ready access to doctors and medicines to loved ones who can pick up the slack when we’re ill. That’s worth remembering when we hear political leaders concern trolling on whether we can ‘vet’ Syrian war refugees.