To all Parisians and Europeans, Notre Dame is simply a wonder. There it stands, the subject of pride and admiration. Each time we passed by, even if we’d seen it a thousand times, we’d always at least glance at it, almost as if we had to. And yet we took that wonder for granted. Not that it became invisible or that we stopped noticing it, but because it simply stood there as it should: like the pyramids, Greek theatres or the temples of ancient Rome. It was a wonder of the world, an eternal monument that existed well before us and would long outlive us too. … [Read more...] about Notre Dame is a warning to Europe: don’t take what you value for granted
Lab values and what they mean
UK's testing farce: One drive-thru centre is only swabbing 'four people a day' as ministers bring in the Army and Amazon to ramp up capacity Britain's coronavirus testing farce was laid bare again today with claims that a drive-through centre is only swabbing a handful of people every day - with a week to go to meet the Government's pledge of swabbing 100,000 people a day. … [Read more...] about Matt Hancock reveals massive plan to ‘test, track and trace’ coronavirus victims as prelude to ending lock-down and reveals ANY ‘essential worker’ will be able to get a swab test from TODAY
'Together they will give important data on how prevalent the infection is and has been. Where this has been done elsewhere the level of infection has been 20 to 50 times higher than the known positives and we must wait to see if this is also the case in the UK.' … [Read more...] about NHS trusts buy their own antibody kits from Dutch firm to test staff as dental practice in north London starts using same test for customers wanting their blood screened for £99
It's suitable for those over the age of 18 but you need to wait at least 14 days after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, as that's how long it can take to develop antibodies. … [Read more...] about Superdrug antibody test – how much does it cost and how does it work?
The previous year, Frankl had still been incarcerated in Auschwitz. Now he was giving a series of talks in Vienna about what his experience of Nazi death camps had taught him about the human condition. Those lectures have just been published in English for the first time as Yes to Life in Spite of Everything. Frankl’s is a voice that seems as necessary now as it was in the shadow of the Holocaust. … [Read more...] about What the lessons from Auschwitz teach us about the choices we make