Four Weeks

It’s almost a month since I last posted any coronavirus links here, so I should do something with the dozens I’ve accumulated before events overtake them.

A coronavirus diary. Recovery isn’t so quick or simple. The infection that’s silently killing patients. Young people are dying from strokes. A seven-year-old boy loses his mum and grandmother. A pregnant nurse dies while her baby survives. My boyfriend died of COVID-19.

Lockdown was supposed to be an introvert’s paradise. It’s not. Two parents. Two kids. Two jobs. No child care. Did our employers just requisition our homes?

How social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirus.

Lockdown has laid bare Britain’s class divide. Coronavirus has wrecked my finances—and I’m sure I’m not alone.

Coronavirus has exposed the myth of British exceptionalism. 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster. Perceptions of the UK from inside and outside.

Soaring deaths in UK care homes blamed on “reckless” order to take back Covid-19 patients. The UK will have Europe’s worst coronavirus death toll. The horror of coronavirus is all too real. Don’t turn it into an imaginary war.

The Home Office is putting everyone at risk and making erratic decisions at UK borders. Medics trained overseas are being barred from the UK frontline.

Comparing the Irish response with Britain’s. Have Australia and New Zealand stopped Covid-19 in its tracks? Jacinda Ardern’s leadership against the coronavirus.

America is committing economic suicide. A US intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November. All you need to know about Trump’s latest suggestion.

Using algorithms to tackle the coronavirus test shortage. How Mercedes F1 and academics fast-tracked a life-saving breathing aid.

Don’t wear a mask for yourself, wear it for others. Co-author Zeynep Tufekci has been a compelling voice on Twitter. Here she is on closing parks as pandemic theater.

A potentially lifesaving coronavirus breathing technique. Do breathing exercises really work?

Exit strategies. Hokkaido was forced to reinstate lockdown after coronavirus returned. What it will take to get us back outside.

25 April 2020 · Events