Citizens’ assemblies can be transformative. They have been used to great effect in countries such as Ireland, where they paved the way for historic referendums on same-sex marriage and abortion. But while we support the idea of Climate Assembly UK, at its heart is an inconvenient truth: 2050 is too late. … [Read more...] about Why we need a new climate assembly
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And we don’t know where and how this all began. Scientists understand from the the genetic sequencing of the virus that it came from animals, as did the other problematic coronaviruses, Sars and Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome). Because of a cluster of early cases linked to the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, which sold and slaughtered live animals for food, most believe the likely source to be wild animals. The similarity of the virus to Sars suggests a bat origin, but there would have been an intermediary animal carrying the virus, which could have been civet cats, bamboo rats or – as one Chinese university has claimed – pangolins. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: what we know and do not know about the coronavirus
Many of these attitudes linger. But millions of people now know that even the word “disability” often does little justice to who people actually are, and how much the concept blurs into the supposedly “able” population. In the field of autism, the new paradigm of “neurodiversity” underlines a similar point. On a good day, it can feel like a set of old prejudices may at last be being laid to rest. Human beings are complex: as the American writer Steve Silberman puts it in his book NeuroTribes, “Just because a computer is not running Windows doesn’t mean it’s broken. Not all the features of atypical human operating systems are bugs.” … [Read more...] about The sinister segregation policies excluding children who don’t ‘fit in’
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the NHS is looking to extend home testing to expand the number of people that can be screened for the virus. Some flu patients will also be assessed for coronavirus, with officials hoping this will spot any spread and put preventative measures in place. Public Health England has put the new system in place in eight NHS hospitals across the country while around 100 primary care sites, such as GP surgeries, will also participate in the new scheme. … [Read more...] about London markets in coronavirus freefall: EasyJet loses a QUARTER of its value with £1.5 billion wiped off share price in a week while BA and TUI suffer huge loses… but sales of Dettol are SOARING