July 2020

Sunday, 12 July 2020

American Passports Are Worthless Now

Indi Samarajiva: “COVID-19 could have been managed in January, or February, or even now, but not a full year later, in January 2021. Given than you need a functioning government to manage this pandemic, that’s the soonest Americans can get one.”


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale

The New York Times: “It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.”


Sunday, 5 July 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic Doesn’t Care That We’re All Bored With It

Jeffrey Young: “The only tools we have at our disposal are the same ones everybody is fed up with. Staying at home. Hand-washing. Social distancing. Face covering. If we abandon those, it’s going to get worse.”


Friday, 3 July 2020

The way we live now

Economist: “Covid-19 is easier to talk about than aids, but harder to avoid. Wearing a mask is chiefly about protecting others; the young, fit and asymptomatic are being asked to follow tedious rules to shield the old and infirm.”