Beijing virus cases sound a warning: normal may be a fantasy for now

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2020 / The Focus


China is racing to control a coronavirus outbreak of 106 new infections in Beijing less …

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Bubbles, air bridges, green lanes: Travel in a post-pandemic world

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2020 / The Focus


It is a truism that the pandemic will change travel. How we travel, of course, …

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Lessons from the sub-Saharan past on how to deal with pandemics

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2020


Ever wondered how humans in Africa hundreds of years ago protected themselves from pandemics? The …

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UK furlough scheme could learn from 18th century proto-Keynesian state intervention in India

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2020


With 7.5 million jobs in Britain now covered by the government’s furlough scheme, right through …

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A world of Zoombies: What it means, really

by Rashmee

Posted on May 16, 2020


In the past 24 hours, I have been on three Zoom calls. The first on …

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Can we tackle both climate change and Covid-19 recovery?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2020


According to Betteridge’s law of headlines, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can …

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New study says something deeper than the simple truth that hard physical labour is…well, hard

by Rashmee

Posted on May 12, 2020


  New findings on lower healthy life expectancy for workers in physically demanding jobs are …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK