Quarantine

swedish

No lockdown, please, we’re Swedish

April 1, 2020 11:26 pm

It’s a question of liberty, not epidemiology

spain

Spain faces a political reckoning after its coronavirus crisis

March 30, 2020 12:41 pm

As the death toll mounts, Pedro Sánchez’s handling of the crisis has brought bitter protests

germany

Germany may never be the same after coronavirus

March 30, 2020 12:24 pm

At breathtaking speed, rights that have been fought for centuries are being overturned

france

Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

norway

Why is Norway so accepting of losing civil liberties?

March 29, 2020 4:14 pm

Many are willing to jettison democratic principles at the altar of combatting the pandemic

mothers

Let’s applaud mothers — the real key workers

March 29, 2020 2:28 pm

My wife has, unlike me, risen magnificently to the challenge posed by the coronavirus

new york deaths

New study: New York deaths could peak at 1,000 a day

March 29, 2020 11:31 am

If New York State follows the Wuhan trajectory, this is what it can expect from coronavirus

madonna

Forget doctors and nurses, Madonna is the true hero of this pandemic

March 27, 2020 2:47 pm

It’s times like this when you realize just how valuable celebrities are

shakespeare

Shakespeare knew a thing or two about self-isolation

March 26, 2020 5:04 pm

It is likely that Shakespeare wrote while self-isolating, which is exactly what I am doing

britain

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

kale morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo: Kale smoothies, writing, pilates — my strict isolation schedule

March 26, 2020 2:38 pm

I try not to think or dream of the sadness out there, the sickness and the dying, the world and all of us topsy-turvy. But I do

winston churchill work from home

How to work from home (according to Churchill, Einstein and Napoleon)

March 26, 2020 12:56 pm

As P.G. Wodehouse finished each page of a book he was writing, he would pin it to his office wall at a height indicating how good it was

isolation

Isolation forces us to work out what really matters

March 26, 2020 12:23 pm

In tough times, people often discover their dauntlessness

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

virus

Fear, guilt and the virus

March 25, 2020 3:01 pm

At last we are living the danger that our grandparents lived and are not their inferiors

discipline

Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

coronavirus

What if half the UK population already has coronavirus?

March 25, 2020 12:08 pm

An Italian study published yesterday suggests that between 50 percent and 75 percent of those infected show no symptoms

world health organization

Abolish the World Health Organization

March 24, 2020 4:00 pm

The WHO has become another pointless organization pandering to the world’s worst actors

exes

Why aren’t my exes texting me during quarantine?

March 24, 2020 1:35 pm

It appears love in the time of coronavirus isn’t my story

france

France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

French ‘confinement’ is now approaching house arrest for its 67 million citizens

boris johnson

Boris Johnson had little choice but to impose a coronavirus crackdown

March 24, 2020 9:20 am

Failure to act decisively now would levy a much bigger toll

virus

The virus is not invincible, but it’s exposing who’s irreplaceable

March 23, 2020 1:25 pm

Who now is more important than the trucker who drives 12 hours straight to deliver toilet paper to Costco?

french

My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

blame

Trump isn’t the only one to blame for our slack response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020 12:00 pm

He downplayed the threat — but the media was far too focused on impeachment in January

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent