Lockdown

lockdown

Science isn’t meant to ‘follow the science’

July 9, 2020 8:05 am

Modelling is no substitute for quality data and research

literary festival

How not to run a literary festival

July 2, 2020 12:09 pm

I will never isolate again, no matter how good it has been for my health

chess

Online chess is the ultimate lockdown sport

July 2, 2020 9:43 am

Unlike real life, the possibilities are never-ending

roosevelt

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

distancing

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

shrek swamps

New York Times: Brits ‘jam into swamps’

June 29, 2020 8:43 am

Where better to enjoy the sunshine?

japan

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

deaths

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

ect

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

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

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

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

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You can’t rally. We can riot

June 14, 2020 4:46 pm

The staggering hypocrisy of the Democrats over COVID-19

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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

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

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

boog

Is this the Boog?

June 5, 2020 3:27 pm

First the government makes you wear a mask to go to the supermarket. Next they’ll be after your guns

sweden

Fact check: has Sweden really just renounced its anti-lockdown strategy?

June 5, 2020 3:22 pm

Was something lost — or, rather, added — in translation?

lockdown

The intense pleasures of lockdown

June 4, 2020 5:36 pm

Walking in the parks and squares, the scent of flowers was amplified by the clear air