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There can be a time lag of more than three weeks between someone becoming infected with coronavirus and dying. Symptoms take days - if not weeks - to become life-threatening. The death has to be recorded and reported, and the family notified, in a process that takes days … [Read more...] about Dominic Raab promises ‘the PM’s in safe hands and getting excellent care’ as he stands in to run the nation and says ‘the government’s business will continue’ after Boris Johnson goes into intensive care
The idea that everything is connected is an affront to conservatives who cherish a macho every-man-for-himself frontier fantasy. Climate change has been a huge insult to them – this science that says what comes out of our cars and chimneys shapes the fate of the world in the long run and affects crops, sea level, forest fires and so much more. If everything is connected, then the consequences of every choice and act and word have to be examined, which we see as love in action and they see as impingement upon absolute freedom, freedom being another word for absolutely no limits on the pursuit of self-interest. Ultimately, a significant portion of conservatives and corporate leaders regard science as an annoyance that they can refuse to recognise. Some insist they can choose whatever rules and facts they want, as though these too are just free-market commodities to pick and choose from or remake according to one’s whims. “This denial of science and critical thinking … [Read more...] about ‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope
"I think it's Surrey... I'm 60% sure." He encouraged Ricky to play, as doing so wouldn't lose him the £1,000, which was guaranteed. "And we can move on to a contestant that has some general knowledge," he added (meanie). … [Read more...] about Ask The Host: How much help is Jeremy Clarkson’s new Millionaire lifeline?
I remember standing at a bus stop in Stamford Hill when I visited London as a teenager, intent on getting to Harrods so I could buy the newest Harry Potter book. A sexy movie poster for Confidence distracted me; an actress in a low-cut minidress, her hands placed haughtily at her hips, gazed out on to the busy intersection. Two Hasidic women pushing baby carriages down Clapton Common pointed at the poster in horror as they passed by, murmuring in shocked tones: "You know that's so and so's daughter, who ran away when she was 12, with nothing but a knapsack and a few pound notes. Well I guess now we know where she went." The other woman clapped her hand over her mouth in shock, her eyes widening. … [Read more...] about Once upon a life: Deborah Feldman