Coronavirus

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Andrew Cuomo’s Midsommar

July 15, 2020 4:59 pm

The media is showing cultish devotion in its coverage of his bizarre COVID poster

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Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

July 13, 2020 9:05 am

A weaker EU is not necessarily more accommodating: perhaps the contrary

science

Bad science exposed

July 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie reviewed

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How are the mighty fallen

July 10, 2020 12:28 pm

The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History by Greg Woolf reviewed

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Joe Scarborough: masks for thee, but not for me

July 10, 2020 10:57 am

Scarborough said recently that masks are our 'best bet' to slow the spread

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Science isn’t meant to ‘follow the science’

July 9, 2020 8:05 am

Modelling is no substitute for quality data and research

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We’re spending lockdown defending a family of mice

July 9, 2020 8:01 am

You can tell you’ve been locked down in Texas for too long

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Ivies offer half-baked education at full sticker price

July 8, 2020 10:09 am

Princeton and Harvard will be partially or fully virtual this fall

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Israel’s short-lived ‘victory’ over coronavirus

July 7, 2020 7:33 am

Having snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, Israel’s options appear limited

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What happens when coronavirus mutates?

July 3, 2020 11:34 am

Mutations arise as the virus replicates and new, slightly imperfect, copies are made of the genetic material

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Putin’s referendum rigging is a sign of weakness

July 3, 2020 12:17 am

It is not that Putin necessarily wants to rule until he is 84

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Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

July 2, 2020 10:00 am

The state has failed the COVID stress test

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Iran’s second wave could come crashing down on the regime

July 2, 2020 8:55 am

Iranian demographics could mean the country faces an even greater health crisis

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If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

July 1, 2020 11:47 pm

As a species we must stop cowering and havering. Let’s be prudent but let us also be a little brave

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What we need is social media distancing

July 1, 2020 9:45 am

Social media brings out the worst in us because the algorithm rewards us for being tribal, divisive and emotional

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Is the Lancet becoming too political?

July 1, 2020 9:12 am

Playing politics makes it easy for critics to question your intentions

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Should we be afraid of the new swine flu?

June 30, 2020 8:24 am

COVID-19 will lead to mass panic every time a virus comes to light

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Was COVID with us long before anyone realized?

June 29, 2020 9:47 am

New research suggests the virus was lurking in Europe even before it was identified in China

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Even Japan could be about to embrace remote working

June 28, 2020 12:18 pm

Office workers in Japan are renowned for their quasi-devotional relationship with their employer

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A message from the NYC tourist board: visit Nightmare City!

June 26, 2020 3:42 pm

Courtesy of your guide Chadwick Moore

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Is America moving past the national pastime?

June 26, 2020 1:46 pm

Months of negotiations and scandal have severed the trust of baseball fans

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Where are the deaths?

June 26, 2020 11:13 am

The drum beat to halt the reopenings gets louder by the day. It should be resisted

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Nigel Farage: Trump is taking us back to more traditional alliances

June 25, 2020 5:07 pm

The Brexit party leader discusses China, Boris and his recent trip to the US

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Will the shock of COVID change anything?

June 25, 2020 11:12 am

Collectively, we’ve had a sort of out-of-body experience — looked at our lives from outside

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The drugs that can help us defeat COVID-19

June 24, 2020 12:01 pm

Anti-virals and anti-inflammatories are potential strategies