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
It would seem that Chinese authorities have responded to the protests about the Covid-19 restrictions in some of the major cities because of zero-Covid 19 policy of the government. People did not only feel choked by the quarantine and testing requirements, but also by the economic disruption it had caused
There’s a photo taken a few years ago, in slightly happier times, of the then Prince Charles, Camilla, Harry and Meghan, Wills and Kate, and the grandchildren. Camilla is pointing at the camera, and little Princess Caroline is giggling. Prince George is on his grandad’s knee.
There’s a disturbing game that’s emerged on the internet in recent years, and it involves trying to catch women out. As the demand for plastic and cosmetic surgery in the US and UK rose in 2020, so did a feverish entitlement to know which celebrities have had it done. This desperation to detect the “real” from
I have torn up my Labour Party membership, having joined in 1964 when I came to London to university. I decided to leave in August after Sir Keir Starmer, as party leader, announced what I think are destructive Brexit policies. I thought I would rejoin after the party conference. However, that conference, with