A "yes" from Daniel Gros at @CEPS_Thinktank.
Vaccine scientist Dr @PeterHotez & @Rotary’s @JohnHewko reflect. One can only hope.
Long and interesting read by Paul Collier.
@esraaygin looks at how the covert policy of permanent partition of Cyprus is becoming real, thanks to “pandemic measures”.
This is really grim reading, but useful to understand where the statistics (especially the US statistics) are coming from.
A rather small but colourful silver lining.
What to do when your body forgets how to be well, by @MariaFarrell.
Robert Dussey @rdussey, who is the foreign minister of Togo, reflects on what we can learn from the current situation.
A long report from Edinburgh.
Another good long read, from a German perspective.
A historical perspective: what were the effects of the 14th-century Black Death?
How can London afford to keep moving?
One of the great EU diplomats, on survival.
A report from the US.
"I have always had great respect for viruses, and that has not diminished. "
Just in case you weren't worried enough. (US-focussed article, but relevant for most of us.)
BBC backgrounds for your Zoom calls.
An expert’s personal experience.
@StephaniBaker is uncertain.
More great reporting.
Fascinating report which actually looks fairly balanced compared to some commentary.
from 4 April: “nine Georgia counties, most of them also in the southern part of the state, not only lack hospitals but have no practicing physicians at all”
“Department of Homeland Security was still considering redirecting our PPE. Only some quick calls leading to intervention by our congressional representative prevented its seizure.” Wow.
@LawDavF: "Demands for a predictable future will lead to even more frustration – the only honest course is to acknowledge the degree of uncertainty."
@CarolineGruyter finds Nordic inspiration.
A professional shopper reports.