Wednesday 22 April

Besides the daily death toll, another depressing piece of news is Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty’s view that the UK will have to live with some social distancing measures for the rest of the year. Today’s Guardian editorial paints a reactive rather than proactive picture of the government’s COVID19 strategy, presenting an analysis of what’sContinue reading “Wednesday 22 April”

Monday 20 April

As we enter the 5th week of lockdown, the government issued two rebuttals to the searing Sunday Times article, one saying the article ‘contained a series of falsehoods and errors’, the second concerning a Financial Times story on efforts to source privately designed ventilators. On another rebuttal, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth told the SophyContinue reading “Monday 20 April”

Wednesday 8 April

During the week there was endless speculation in the media about the extent of the PM’s illness, whether or not his powers had been delegated to deputy Dominic Raab, and whether the public was being kept adequately informed of his state and capacity to lead the country. There was relief, then, after some days atContinue reading “Wednesday 8 April”