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The uncertain pandemic consensus

The uncertain pandemic consensus

What is the Covid-19 crisis teaching us about the role of the state? And what lasting lessons will our societies draw from it?

Globalising the fight against the pandemic

Globalising the fight against the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic began less than six months ago, but we have already learned a great deal about the disease.

Delayed summit should not delay climate action

Delayed summit should not delay climate action

The UN climate summit has been delayed for a full year, but pandemic-preoccupied governments should not back away from the stronger climate action plans and increased funding they promised to deliver in 2020, officials and activists said.

Co-operate with China or suffer

Co-operate with China or suffer

As governments worldwide confront the terrible choice between saving lives from Covid-19 and protecting people’s livelihoods, economic indicators highlight the intensity of the dilemma.

A deadly chokehold in Minneapolis hurts US police reputation

A deadly chokehold in Minneapolis hurts US police reputation

Police in the US city of Minneapolis arrived at the scene of an alleged theft on Monday, and there they failed the most basic tests of public service and humanity. At least one of the officers committed a horrifying act of abuse against an unarmed man as another stood by callously – and allowed the

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with ‘fast science’

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with ‘fast science’

Garlic and sesame oil will not, repeat, will not safeguard you from the new coronavirus, unless the garlic keeps others at a safe distance. Nor is bathing in bleach a good idea.

Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Working from home and online learning have become the norm during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered offices and schools.

Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

South Korea seems to be winning the battle against Covid-19. It has been recording little more than a handful of new cases per day for weeks, and though it is now preparing for that rate to rise, following the relaxation of social-distancing guidelines, it seems likely to remain in control of the

One giant leap for Europe?

One giant leap for Europe?

The €500bn ($547bn) Covid-19 recovery fund proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron has been hailed as a turning point for the European Union – and for good reason.

How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Today, more than four months after the first reported case of what was then called the novel coronavirus in the state of Washington, Americans will die in Tennessee and Texas, in Arizona and Wisconsin, in Colorado and Kansas and, of course, in New York and New Jersey.

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