Sunday, 12 July 2020
American Passports Are Worthless Now
Indi Samarajiva: "COVID-19 could have been managed in January, or February, or even now, but not a full year later, in January 2021. Given than you need a functioning government to manage this pandemic, that’s the soonest Americans can get one."
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
The New York Times: "It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself."
Sunday, 5 July 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic Doesn’t Care That We’re All Bored With It
Jeffrey Young: "The only tools we have at our disposal are the same ones everybody is fed up with. Staying at home. Hand-washing. Social distancing. Face covering. If we abandon those, it’s going to get worse."
Friday, 3 July 2020
The way we live now
Economist: "Covid-19 is easier to talk about than aids, but harder to avoid. Wearing a mask is chiefly about protecting others; the young, fit and asymptomatic are being asked to follow tedious rules to shield the old and infirm."