The methods – whether it’s mass testing or contact-tracing – matter less than the huge shift in thinking that is required
Easter, Passover and spring itself are all about the renewal of life. Surrounded by sorrow and death, this brings solace
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The British public are being patient over the coronavirus crisis, but they will not forgive governmental confusion for ever
The US president has been exposed by the coronavirus crisis. The only small comfort for the rest of the world is that he’s not their leader
It’s too early to say whether the country is united but the cracks are beginning to show
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Such is the reverse Midas touch of Donald Trump, that his attempt last night to face facts, steady nerves and reassure the public succeeded in spreading panic, sowing confusion and ratcheting up the anxiety.
Suddenly being the experienced Washington insider who was number two to Obama could be more of an asset than a liability
The coronavirus crisis is a war against a disease, but it’s also the most serious battle yet in the war on truth. That much was clear from the start, as China moved to hush up the first outbreak and gag the doctor who had spotted it. It was a classic case of what we might call Chernobyl syndrome: the tendency of authoritarian systems to react to disaster by rushing to downplay or cover up the problem, focusing more on shifting blame than tackling the threat head on. Viewers of last year’s TV dramatisation of the Chernobyl nuclear accident could recognise the pattern immediately, as the priority of those in charge becomes avoiding embarrassment rather than saving lives.