dominic cummings

Why should Dominic Cummings be sacked for protecting his family?

May 25, 2020 10:16 am

This is about whether an individual has the right to do what he believes to be right for his family or not


A short guide to justifying re-lockdown

May 25, 2020 7:37 am

Or why the media is so desperate to turn good COVID-19 news into bad


Lockdowns are as contagious as COVID

May 21, 2020 9:23 pm

Once short-term deaths become the yardstick by which policies are judged, it is difficult to steer a different course


Liberal fears are contagious

May 21, 2020 2:56 pm

People like me are treated as if we’re infectious and anyone getting too close might catch our ‘toxic’ views

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Rules for a deconfinement dinner party

May 21, 2020 2:44 pm

Our place settings were as widely spaced as the surrounding Provençal geography


The lost world of lockdown

May 21, 2020 1:46 pm

Soon the clear air will be fume-filled again and the birdsong drowned out

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Are you a lockdown eel or a pygmy goat?

May 21, 2020 1:20 pm

Without visitors, the meerkats are listless and the dingoes so bored they have to be taken for walks


Sweden has pioneered an alternative to lockdown — and it works

May 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Confinement is not a good way to manage uncertainty

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Texas’s traveling economic militias are done with lockdown

May 15, 2020 4:40 pm

Their bet is that the government will chicken out. Are they right?

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Have you caught the remote-working bug?

May 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Behavior is contagious, and much of what we do results from unconscious mimicry


My first post-lockdown party

May 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Perhaps this boozy convivial affair will shake me out of my macabre state


This lockdown may kill me

May 14, 2020 4:37 pm

I’ve become a kind of hermit, living in the shed at the bottom of my garden and rarely seeing sunlight


This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health


In defense of the lockdown

May 14, 2020 1:01 pm

If you think we are right to abandon or dilute lockdown now, then you should not have been in favor of it in the first place

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The revenge of the oldies

May 14, 2020 11:43 am

I’ve always thought western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean ‘showbiz’ folk but across the board


Is pasta puttanesca the perfect lockdown dish?

May 14, 2020 11:34 am

The dish hits, with masterly economy, all five ‘taste groups’


League of nations: the race out of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:59 pm

We’re taking part in a worldwide laboratory experiment

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Lives vs lives: the global cost of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Policies that depress the world economy put millions at risk

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When money dies

May 13, 2020 5:18 pm

$1,200 isn’t going to stretch very far for workers who have lost their jobs, or even for those still employed

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The French coronavirus approach could be working

May 11, 2020 10:05 am

There’s a greater maturity in the way that the French press have covered the crisis and that’s reflected in the behavior of the people and politicians

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Ten reasons to end the lockdown now

May 9, 2020 10:14 am

Lockdown is impairing our ability to live with the effects of this virus, while not changing the long game


Gavin Newsom’s beautiful walls

May 8, 2020 2:09 pm

If Newsom’s beach closure defied the data and the counties’ performances during the crisis to date, why would he do it? Politics

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Forget Neil Ferguson’s personal failures — it’s his science that needs scrutiny

May 8, 2020 11:09 am

We should welcome the efforts to test and even to tear down the Imperial model — this is what the scientific process is


In the COVID era, age isn’t just a number

May 7, 2020 8:37 pm

Of course I will die in the next 20-odd years, but I will try hard not to do it from COVID-19, a nasty way to go.


Merkel has lost control of Germany’s coronavirus response

May 7, 2020 12:24 pm

The fate of the country and its success story in this crisis now lies in the hands of the 16 state governments