In early 2020, a New York Times headline scoffed, “Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins“. This week, the newspaper of record is sounding a different tune: “Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says“. It is only the latest example of a truth reset on all things Covid-19 — and a […]
The stress of coping with Covid-19 became an X-ray for our society. We saw how much we depended on the heroism and generosity of ordinary people, how quickly experts and bureaucracies became authoritarian, and how much the poor and marginalised suffered.