Has terror returned to the streets of Paris?

September 25, 2020 10:29 am

A man attacked several people close to the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with a meat cleaver


The truth about Sweden’s voluntary lockdown

September 22, 2020 9:37 am

Sweden’s approach is neither an irresponsible threat to public health nor a libertarian dream

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The COVID trap: will society ever open up again?

September 7, 2020 8:56 am

A ‘temporary’ expansion of government power is hard to reverse

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Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

September 3, 2020 10:21 pm

The shear hypocrisy!


A newsletter from the Society for the Elimination of Risk

August 31, 2020 1:19 pm

‘If you must swim, always wear a life vest, face mask and snorkel’

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The coronavirus immunity riddle

August 27, 2020 9:32 am

Our bodies’ defenses work in ways we still don’t understand

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Make America Normal Again

August 25, 2020 12:13 pm

Trump should double down on his COVID skepticism, just as Lukashenko did

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It’s a mistake to think all positive COVID tests are the same

August 21, 2020 8:56 am

The number of cases should not be the main driver of future lockdowns

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Joan Collins: my face mask fight with the gendarmerie

August 20, 2020 8:40 am

I’m in the same purgatory as most of my actor friends


Did female leaders trump men in dealing with the pandemic?

August 19, 2020 11:25 am

Gender-based study is permissible when it presents women in a positive light, and absolutely forbidden when it does not


What price is too high in the war against COVID?

August 15, 2020 12:50 pm

If we wish to limit further economic damage, we need to find ways to live with the virus


Was Sweden’s refusal to lockdown a gruesome mistake?

August 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Over the first half of the year the Swedish economy shrank by a little less than did Denmark’s

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I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

August 13, 2020 1:03 pm

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave


Has Sweden been vindicated?

August 6, 2020 9:36 am

The Scandinavian country has taken an economic beating despite never instigating a full lockdown


London in limbo: can Britain’s capital survive this crisis?

August 5, 2020 11:11 pm

The motor of the UK’s economy must not stay stuck in second gear


Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy is already paying off

August 5, 2020 9:22 am

Alone among the world’s developed economies, Sweden didn’t go into full lockdown

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The brilliance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan

July 30, 2020 12:38 pm

It answers 400 years of history in just three words

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A different lockdown

July 27, 2020 11:20 am

Life in Manhattan, September 2001


Can Spain stomach another lockdown?

July 27, 2020 8:36 am

The pandemic is threatening to strike once more at the health and wealth of Spain

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Yard envy

July 22, 2020 11:46 am

Lockdown has cruelly exposed my shortcomings

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Why would anyone want to work from home?

July 16, 2020 3:07 pm

My love affair with the office


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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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


Online chess is the ultimate lockdown sport

July 2, 2020 9:43 am

Unlike real life, the possibilities are never-ending


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