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The pandemic has acted as a gargantuan stress-test, accelerating new couples and putting extra strain on those already struggling.
Stuck at home in lockdown, and with limited access to mental health services, people are turning to chatbots for company, advice and even friendship.
Britons are reportedly struggling more than at any other point in the pandemic. Why now? And what can be done to ease the mental health crisis?
If local chemists were recruited, they alone could hit half the government's weekly vaccination target – but so far only six are delivering the jabs.
The race to provide Covid-19 protection is on, but halting. The vulnerable will need to maintain their guard for a good while yet.
We have experienced a tiny taste of the kind of mortality that was once inevitable.
As a junior doctor walking into the intensive care unit for the first time, I saw a ward lined with unconscious patients attached to ventilators, and the gravity of the pandemic suddenly hit me.
At every stage the Prime Minister has acted too late, and now hospitals are bearing the consequences.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
A private caterer has admitted “falling short” as photos circulate on social media of woeful meal provision for poorer pupils.
Low levels of trust and poor access to healthcare among people from ethnic minority communities risk worsening racial inequalities.