After the previous waves of COVID-19 infection, is the government's Living With COVID plan a sufficient response to the new wave of infections?
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is densely researched book, an analysis of catastrophes and their consequences. Ultimately his positivity suggests we will survive, somehow.
Living in Kuala Lumpur for a very short period of time was just enough to expose me to the contrast between managing coronavirus in the UK and in Malaysia.
the whole process of gaining entry into Malaysia as a non-business foreigner during the coronavirus Pandemic took two hours
the immigration process through the airport was a labyrinthine journey that I never felt in full control of
Processing every task to be permitted into Malaysia was always beyond me.
The NHS is in crisis every winter so we need a plan where we can live with the coronavirus in our 'wet plague-ridden country' and start to normalise coronavirus as being here for a long time and inoculate against it annually.
Boris Johnson is between a rock and hard place. Go gentle and the NHS may fall over. Go hard his Tory vote would collapse, possibly his own position.
As we enter Winter with schools returned and workers returning to offices the level of infections has predictably risen. But is it it worth holding our nerve against launching the government's coronavirus plans?
This is a critical moment for the country when it enters a season that infection rates shoot up: schools return, holiday makers return to the office, and rules have been relaxed.