The great lockdown: was it worth it?
www.ceps.eu
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A "yes" from Daniel Gros at @CEPS_Thinktank.

02/06/2020
Will a Covid-19 vaccine signal an end to the anti-vaccine movement?
edition.cnn.com
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Vaccine scientist Dr @PeterHotez & @Rotary’s @JohnHewko reflect. One can only hope.

The problem of modelling: Public policy and the coronavirus
www.the-tls.co.uk
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Long and interesting read by Paul Collier.

01/06/2020
COVID Underdogs: Mongolia
medium.com
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Extraordinary success.

30/05/2020
Partition policy deepened by Covid 19
esraaygin.blogspot.com
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@esraaygin looks at how the covert policy of permanent partition of Cyprus is becoming real, thanks to “pandemic measures”.

21/05/2020
The Uncounted Dead
fivethirtyeight.com
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This is really grim reading, but useful to understand where the statistics (especially the US statistics) are coming from.

Wildflowers thriving at Giant's Causeway in absence of visitors during coronavirus lockdown
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

A rather small but colourful silver lining.

Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made
crookedtimber.org
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What to do when your body forgets how to be well, by @MariaFarrell.

18/05/2020
The COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons for a New World Order
robertdussey.com
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Robert Dussey @rdussey, who is the foreign minister of Togo, reflects on what we can learn from the current situation.

17/05/2020
How New Zealand beat the coronavirus
www.politico.eu
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Another good long read, from a German perspective.

15/05/2020
How plagues change the world
www.newstatesman.com
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A historical perspective: what were the effects of the 14th-century Black Death?

14/05/2020
TfL: The Impossible Finances of Fighting a Pandemic
www.londonreconnections.com
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How can London afford to keep moving?

13/05/2020
Caucasian Journal: Ambassador Per Eklund: "COVID is unpredictable. I had a lucky escape"
english.caucasianjournal.org
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One of the great EU diplomats, on survival.

12/05/2020
‘Finally, a virus got me.’ Scientist who fought Ebola and HIV reflects on facing death from COVID-19
www.sciencemag.org
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"I have always had great respect for viruses, and that has not diminished. "

11/05/2020
New social etiquette for the new normal
www.politico.eu
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@youngvulgarian explains.

11/05/2020
Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.
www.politico.com
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Just in case you weren't worried enough. (US-focussed article, but relevant for most of us.)

08/05/2020
Empty sets
www.bbc.co.uk
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BBC backgrounds for your Zoom calls.

07/05/2020
After Four Antibody Tests, I’m Still Not Sure I’ve Had Covid-19
www.bloomberg.com

@StephaniBaker is uncertain.

06/05/2020
Dacian Cioloș a traversat Europa în plină pandemie
m.youtube.com
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Leader of Liberal group of MEPs drives from Bucharest to Brussels. Interesting reportage.

Inside the Early Days of China’s Coronavirus Coverup
www.wired.com
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Fascinating report which actually looks fairly balanced compared to some commentary.

03/05/2020
What the Coronavirus Is Doing to Rural Georgia
www.newyorker.com
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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”

In Pursuit of PPE
www.nejm.org
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“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.

Why a true “exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown is not possible
www.newstatesman.com
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@LawDavF: "Demands for a predictable future will lead to even more frustration – the only honest course is to acknowledge the degree of uncertainty."

29/04/2020
Some lessons from Ibsen's An Enemy of the People
euobserver.com
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@CarolineGruyter finds Nordic inspiration.

29/04/2020
What It's Like Getting Paid to Risk Catching the Coronavirus
www.texasmonthly.com
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A professional shopper reports.

29/04/2020
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