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Life Interrupted: COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

Life Interrupted: COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

I was recently one of three middle-aged students to attend an outdoors, socially distanced yoga class in the countryside near my home in Somerset. We set out our mats and before the class started, the teacher, a white woman, asked... More…

Mistakes of the Masters: the problem with Chief Scientific Officers

A Frenchman who arrives in London, will find philosophy, like everything else, very much changed there. He had left the world a plenum, and he now finds it a vacuum. At Paris the universe is seen composed of vortices of... More…
There are more internally displaced people worldwide than refugees but we know little about their well-being

Internally displaced peoples and COVID-19

Africa’s largest city, Lagos, home for more than 20 million people is as a quiet as never before.  As with many other cities in the world, Nigeria’s economic capital, on the 31th of March entered a two-week lockdown to prevent... More…
In lockdown with depression

In lockdown with depression

let’s not pass the buck onto families in the aftermath of COVID-19 Commentators are beginning to suggest that in the aftermath of COVID-19, we face a pandemic of mental illness. Countering this call to arms for psychiatry, others have emphasised... More…
Diary of a cough: meaning matters

Diary of a cough: meaning matters

I’ve had a cough for all of the year 2020. It started on January 1st,  after sharing Christmas meals and their preparation with an explosively sneezing brother.  In my family, we like to blame our infections on a particular person,... More…