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The sobering reality that the world must face is that a vaccine may never be developed. Rather than defeating Covid-19, we may be forced permanently to contend with it.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Starmer is the most popular opposition leader since Tony Blair, but his position more accurately resembles that of David Cameron in 2005.
Cancer Research UK estimates that 20,000 cases will have gone undiagnosed.
For three months I had on-off symptoms; each time I thought I had beaten the virus it came roaring back.
Because the US continues to fail to get to grips with the pandemic – with 60,000 new cases a day – life will remain on pause for longer than necessary.
The past week provided three depressing reminders that we live in an age defined by the march of illiberal populism.
Do we really want to write books, or do we want to have written them? This is something lockdown is forcing me to reckon with.
Non-scientists can perform the useful task of testing and interrogating the case made by the scientists.
The vote to leave the EU in 2016 drew on the deep well of nostalgia for the moment when Britain stood gloriously alone. But times have changed.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
New York based journalist David Brand on how the pandemic has accelerated the crisis facing US local news.
Too Much and Never Enough is an account of the desolate childhood that “created the world’s most dangerous man”.
As the pandemic accelerates, the world waits for the discovery of a vaccine. But there is no guarantee one will be discovered – or that it will be distributed fairly.
Williams was a sideways dream-self, having been given the same ration of days as me, and in them achieved my most outlandish teenage ambition.
How Britain can make itself relevant in an age of uncertainty and intensifying great power rivalry.
The economic consequences of Covid-19 will be devastating. But the crisis presents a historic opportunity to transform our way of life.
From Putin to Trump: why political strongmen keep winning.
How a generation of women rewrote the rules of publishing in the 1970s.
A new poem by John Sibley Williams.
Why rivers are crucial for providing food, rubbish disposal, power generation, and stress relief.
Only 36 per cent of Britons wear masks in public places, against 90 per cent in Singapore, 85 in Italy, 79 in France, and 65 in Germany.
This is a fiercely clever work of fiction.
Podcasts about work are grappling with the changes brought about by the coronavirus crisis.
The lesser spotted landscapes of Anthony van Dyck.
Alfre Woodard’s peerless acting makes a lasting impression in this death row drama.
Come to these films expecting glamour and you might be disappointed. Yes, there are pots of money and at least one yacht, but the juice lies elsewhere.
Spies in labs, bootless medical commissions, meaningless victories.
As the world of no- and low-alcohol (or “nolo”) beverages expands, there is even the odd palatable alcohol-free wine.
I wonder if, on Monday, the doctor will tell me I am going on an Awfully Big Adventure, or that I am turning into a fly or something.
Running isn't necessarily the spiritual exerience it's sold as, but it has the capacity for emotional clarity I never thought I'd find.
The prime example is Mason Greenwood of Man United, aged only 18, in his debut season. He has astonished us all, and probably himself.
The author talks growing tomatoes, Professor Brian Cox, and a victory for Liverpool FC.
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