Coronavirus

second wave

The full story of the ‘second wave’

June 18, 2020 2:35 pm

A spike in positive tests in Florida and Texas raises alarms of a new outbreak

antibody

The antibody test that proved my wife wrong

June 18, 2020 2:16 pm

If I complain of being tired, one of the kids will say: ‘What’s the matter, Dad? Another bout of coronavirus?’

office

Will COVID kill off the office?

June 18, 2020 12:05 am

To almost everyone’s surprise, working from home works

government

Britain’s government can’t handle COVID or Black Lives Matter, either

June 17, 2020 11:47 pm

There has been flip-flopping on policy almost every day of the week

sweden

Is this the real reason Sweden didn’t lockdown?

June 17, 2020 9:23 am

Without changing the constitution, the Swedish government could not overrule decisions made by the country’s Public Health Agency

covid

Have the protests proved that COVID-19 risks are being vastly exaggerated?

June 16, 2020 2:44 pm

What we have right now is the worst of all worlds

beijing

What Beijing’s second wave teaches us about COVID

June 16, 2020 7:02 am

Maybe the Chinese authorities will succeed in suppressing it a second time — but it is still liable to pop up again

lockdown drinking

In defense of drinking in the street

June 15, 2020 5:07 pm

It’s the only good thing to come out of lockdown

vladimir

Coronavirus has spoiled Vladimir Putin’s coronation party

June 15, 2020 9:42 am

In the fight against the pandemic, one of the Kremlin’s biggest problems is itself

protest rally covid democrats

You can’t rally. We can riot

June 14, 2020 4:46 pm

The staggering hypocrisy of the Democrats over COVID-19

hamilton

The European Union may never have its ‘Hamilton moment’

June 13, 2020 2:45 am

The COVID crisis could spectacularly undermine the push towards federalism

italy lockdown

The dire effects of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

June 12, 2020 12:24 pm

In any future pandemic we must develop strategies to minimize the harms for those at greater risk

wisconsin

The lessons from Wisconsin’s lockdown lifting

June 11, 2020 4:47 pm

Even after lockdowns end, people aren’t returning to normality

protesters

The protesters have brought down the lockdown

June 11, 2020 3:58 pm

We’re not allowed to go to weddings or funerals, but it’s perfectly acceptable to attend mass rallies

south korea

How South Korea became the poster child for virus control

June 11, 2020 12:59 pm

It curbed COVID without destroying its economy or democracy

dying

The dying need real conversation, not false cheeriness

June 11, 2020 11:11 am

People used to open a window when someone died, to let the soul out

neil ferguson

Professor Lockdown doubles down

June 11, 2020 7:36 am

Why does Neil Ferguson still exert such a grip on the media’s imagination?

viral contagion news

Viral contagion

June 9, 2020 5:14 pm

The uncontainable spread of fake coronavirus news

bergamo

Bergamo and the enigma of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 9:58 am

Somehow, the virus managed to infect a population which was supposed to be in quarantine

cuomo de blasio

Cuomo and de Blasio’s unearned lap of honor

June 8, 2020 4:37 pm

What do New York’s inept leaders have to celebrate?

second wave

Is the second wave of COVID coming?

June 8, 2020 9:06 am

Six states are showing a worrying spike in COVID-19 infections

london

Our exile in London

June 6, 2020 11:33 am

The rich are in their country cottages tweeting about social distancing and playing videos of cats playing violins

shinzo abe

Can Shinzo Abe’s COVID bung save him?

June 6, 2020 10:50 am

The Japanese still view dependence on the state with great suspicion

doubt

Science, doubt and the second wave of COVID

June 6, 2020 10:19 am

What most people do is take a position and then accumulate evidence and reasoning to justify that position

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Cellar’s market

June 5, 2020 4:57 pm

What bubbles up must go down