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Coronavirus: the infection paradox

There are many things which are puzzling about this Covid-19 epidemic – and there are few people who would claim that we know all there is to know about it, or that we are even close to understanding the dynamics of the disease.But, before one can make any sense of...

Coronavirus: Johnson’s reckless gamble

It is a seriously topsy-turvy world when Sir David King can offer himself as our public saviour, setting up a “rival panel of experts” to deal with the UK’s Covid-19 epidemic.He claims that the public’s trust in science is “at risk”...

Coronavirus: fear is a rational response

Despite mutterings from the Westminster élites, who are taking serious flak from their corporate chums about the drain on their cash balances, it seems the nation is not that keen on lifting the lockdown, preferring the relative safety of isolation to the...

Coronavirus: lockdown blues

Given all the variables and uncertainties, not too much store should be set by the ONS interactive map which allows users to identify the number of deaths in different postcode areas.However, it is a small comfort that there have been no deaths from Covid-19 in my...

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