This is the third year that we have been living with the virus, which is showing no signs of relenting. Instead of showing a letup, it is only spiralling. The intensity seems to be getting sharper. One has to be resigned to live with it. The indications are very distressing.
Despite the onset of the Omicron variant and the alarm over it, there are some positive signs. Governments worldwide are easing quarantine rules, reviewing coronavirus curbs and pushing back pandemic-era emergency support as they bid to launch their economies
We are sticking our heads into the sand regarding the reality of omicron, and the results may be catastrophic. Omicron took over from delta in the US last month, as it’s a vastly more infectious variant of COVID-19 and our vaccines offer much lower protection from infection
It is tempting to confuse the surge in Covid-19 cases across countries, from South Africa to Europe, to India and China, as the result of the new variant, which in World Health Organisation’s (WHO) terminology means a ‘variant of concern’ (VOC), which was first detected in Botswana
Conflicts spare none, but the ordinary are hit the hardest. It throws everything out of gear, especially for those with modest means. Overnight, it makes those affected homeless, hopeless and helpless. For those of us who live in airconditioned highrises
Harry Styles perplexed fans during a recent interview with Zane Lowe as he spoke with an odd mix of an Australian and American accent, with a British twang thrown in for good measure. “I cannot stomach the change in his lovely northern accent,”
I was born in July 1956 in Silver Spring, Maryland. When I was 6, my parents told me that I was adopted. There was a storybook about adoption gently explaining what it meant. I remember thinking, “but you’re my parents.” My parents also said “don’t tell