Commentary: COVID-19 – an ageing world makes it harder to fight pandemics

Commentary: COVID-19 – an ageing world makes it harder to fight pandemics

LONDON: The global fight against COVID-19 has triggered a surge of interest in the 1918 to 1920 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people around the world. But while we can learn lessons from the past, we must recognise what is different this time and tailor our response accordingly. Advertisement Advertisement Above all, society […]
Commentary: COVID-19 – it’s harder to stay sane without sport

Commentary: COVID-19 – it’s harder to stay sane without sport

LONDON: The author Hunter S Thompson shot himself in February 2005, four days after writing a note in black marker headed “Football Season Is Over” (he meant American gridiron football): “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming....
Commentary: Even China is sticking to a semi-formal lockdown

Commentary: Even China is sticking to a semi-formal lockdown

NEW YORK CITY: If you think one lockdown is painful enough, imagine a second. It is too soon to gauge the lasting impact of putting the US economy into a deep freeze for weeks. But it will be very hard for consumers and businesses to shake off a lingering sense of...