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Why Europe is once again the epicentre of the pandemic

LAST week Europe registered 1.5m new cases of Covid-19 – a record – making it once again the centre of the pandemic. The UK is not exempt, and England will enter a new lockdown from Thursday 5 November. From the outside, it might seem the continent is in the grip of a second wave that is ramping rapidly towards its peak. But it is not one wave, it’s many local waves, and that is crucial in understanding how to rein it in and prevent the same thing happening again…

Market Place, Wetherby, under lockdown

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 2 November 2020. To continue reading, click here.

 

Coronavirus: on protecting the vulnerable

PANDEMICS force societies to take a hard look at themselves. With many countries beginning to lift lockdown, we’ve arrived at another one of those mirror moments: whether we experience a second wave of coronavirus infections depends in large part on the health status of some of the most vulnerable groups in society…

Vial migrant camp, Chios, Greece. Photo credit: Apostolos Veizis.

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 3 May 2020. To continue reading, click here.