Coronavirus

amazon silicon valley

Privacy or death — the final triumph of Big Tech

April 5, 2020 4:29 pm

Technology can be used to tell us where people are, where they’ve been and whether they have the disease

middle east

Coronavirus is a ticking time-bomb for the Middle East’s old guard

April 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Conflict won’t end and over-centralized states will struggle to reform

ventilators

Ventilators aren’t a panacea for a pandemic like coronavirus

April 5, 2020 11:44 am

We do not know how many lives ventilators could or will save

jews

Jews have always been blamed for plagues — coronavirus is no different

April 5, 2020 11:31 am

Coronavirus has shrunk the world’s attention to a degree previously unseen in our lifetimes

covid-19

How many people have COVID-19 and don’t even know it?

April 5, 2020 10:57 am

We know that the cases which are being recorded are only the tip of an iceberg

Andrew Yang

In defense of Andrew Yang

April 4, 2020 4:40 pm

A call for unity during our fight for humanity

Sen. Tom Cotton coronavirus

Questioning coronavirus origins is not a conspiracy

April 4, 2020 4:13 pm

It’s up to the media to discover the truth, not accept answers at face value

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Italy gave China PPE to help with coronavirus — then China made them buy it back

April 4, 2020 3:17 pm

Reports of Beijing’s diplomacy go from bad to worse

secession

Coronavirus could hasten secession

April 3, 2020 1:11 pm

The States of America are increasingly disunited

unemployment

Coronavirus has already caused a huge spike in unemployment

April 3, 2020 11:14 am

Nearly a million Brits — 850,000 more than usual — have applied for Universal Credit in the last two weeks

british government

The British government needs an ‘exit strategy’ from this crisis

April 3, 2020 10:03 am

If the daily numbers of deaths start to fall significantly in, say, a month’s time, then there might be public pressure for some restrictions to be lifted

elmhurst new york

Life and death in New York City

April 2, 2020 9:54 pm

Notes from the epicenter of the American COVID-19 crisis

joe biden

How delaying the DNC helps Biden

April 2, 2020 6:01 pm

The original mid-July date simply allowed too much time to elapse between the Democratic and Republican conventions

modeling dissent

Dissent over coronavirus research isn’t dangerous — but stifling debate is

April 2, 2020 4:12 pm

The best way to defeat this enemy will be to keep faith with our commitment to intellectual freedom, not to abandon it

coronavirus diary

A writer’s coronavirus diary

April 2, 2020 1:36 pm

Imagine if you could date coronavirus itself. It seems exotic. Enigmatic. Worldly and cosmopolitan

world

How will the world be changed by the war against coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 1:06 pm

Will March 2020 be remembered like the Great Crash of 1929 or the end of World War Two in 1945?

imperiled

The longer lockdown continues, the more imperiled we become

April 2, 2020 12:21 pm

A broke society is a violent society

testing

Britain’s coronavirus testing is bogged down in bureaucracy

April 2, 2020 11:27 am

On March 14, the UK was the fifth best country for quantity of COVID-19 viral tests performed per capita. By March 30 it had fallen to 26th

curtain-twitchers

The corona curtain-twitchers are watching

April 2, 2020 1:18 am

A few weeks sitting on the sofa guzzling packets of crisps does not equate to life in East Germany

isolation reading

My isolation reading list

April 2, 2020 12:57 am

Everyone can learn deep human truths from the story of a good man’s journey to death and resurrection

keir starmer

Keir Starmer may have a better chance of taking Labour to power than anyone expected

April 2, 2020 12:38 am

In some ways Starmer will be in a better position than he could have hoped for at the start of this contest

holy week

A first for Christendom: Holy Week without church

April 1, 2020 11:55 pm

We are going to have to follow Jesus in his isolation

stats
swedish

No lockdown, please, we’re Swedish

April 1, 2020 11:26 pm

It’s a question of liberty, not epidemiology

coronomics

Coronomics: ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

April 1, 2020 11:17 pm

The economic crystal ball has never seemed murkier