Lockdown

Total 138 Posts

COVID-19 in the UK – Power, expert complicity, and the manufacture of inevitability.

12 min read
An attempt to share my meta-view of the last 18 months and why despite being constantly enraged by the UK’s pandemic response, I have never been surprised by it.

Human behaviour: What scientists have learned about it from the pandemic.

6 min read
A society in crisis is more than the sum of its flawed parts. If a government constantly tells you that the problem lies in those around you, it corrodes trust in and solidarity with your fellow community members.

COVID restrictions: The data that explains why England is facing four more weeks of lockdown.

6 min read
COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations have risen over the past month. While Boris Johnson on Monday indicated that July 19 would be the day of final and irreversible reopening, it may be most prudent to continue to follow the data rather than the dates.

COVID school recovery: Is England’s £1.4 billion catch-up plan a good idea?

5 min read
Academic progress seems to be the government’s primary concern. But school pupils have experienced lockdown learning – and losses – in a myriad ways.

Is it too risky to lift lockdown early in the UK? It depends on the kind of risk.

5 min read
Even with low case numbers, you can argue COVID restrictions shouldn’t end early. Here’s why.

Herd immunity: Can the UK get there?

5 min read
The vaccination levels needed to cross the line of herd immunity might not be achievable at all, even in the long term. Having driven the numbers down, the government will need to continue to keep a combination of control measures in place.

The week in Covid-19.

8 min read
We look back at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, adenovirus-based vaccines link to blood clots, concerning variants landing on our shores, Boris Johnson’s roadmap danger, and more...
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