The prime minister’s diagnosis may lead more people to follow his edicts on social isolation. But the real boost will come when he gets over it and demonstrates that for the majority of us, it’s not a widespread killer.
While French Covid-19 lockdown rules declare fines of nearly €4,000 for citizens repeatedly flouting quarantine, a secretary of state has reportedly admitted poor, gang-riddled suburbs will be left to their own devices.
As the world holds its collective breath and waits for the coronavirus to pass, spare a thought for those unsung toilers in our communities who face financial ruin thanks to the pandemic – sex workers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to a coronavirus hospital wearing a full hazmat suit may not be as flashy as some of his many photo ops, but it will earn him more trust than a hundred bare-chested pictures.
Brussels has all but abandoned them to their fates, so is it any wonder that Italy, Spain and other European countries have turned to Moscow and Beijing for meaningful support in terms of expert advice and medical supplies?
As the US focuses on itself and the EU demonstrates its feebleness, Beijing has gone on a soft-power offensive, hoping to refurbish its image by exporting sorely needed medical supplies and doctors to badly-affected countries.
The MPs who are about to start investigating the effectiveness of the UK’s £14 billion annual aid have the perfect reason to cut it; thanks to coronavirus, Britons are thinking of what’s best for them.
Evicting migrant tenants from culturally isolated inner-city ghettos and insisting they learn a new language might not appeal to liberal commenters, but Denmark insists its “social experiment” is what the nation needs.