Is Dr Fauci a savvy enough public servant?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2020


When I heard America’s top doctor, Anthony Fauci, pleading with the US president (starts at …

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Turning the NYT’s Morning Briefing into a ‘good news’ bulletin – Part II

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2020


Here’s an update on my July 24th creative experiment in positivity bias in which I …

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Does the centre-left have the ideological flexibility to take power?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2020


In the days before the coronavirus epidemic struck, there was a growing sense that the …

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6 non-Coronavirus ‘white swans’ that could still fly, post-pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2020 / The Focus


Before Covid-19, there were black swans — unknown unknowns — and white ones, or predictable …

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From America first to America last, or perhaps to America not at all

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2020 / The Focus


It was Donald Trump’s main political rival Joe Biden who identified the main problem now …

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The moral case for the world to have access to covid-19 drug

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2020 / The Focus


As someone with a vested interest in Gilead Sciences, the company that makes the covid-19 …

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Once upon a time there were black swans - now there are gray rhinos and the pandemic is one of them

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2020 / The Focus


Once upon a time there were black swans. Now, there are gray rhinos. Nassim Nicholas …

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Why the Leicester coronavirus flare-up matters

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2020 / The Focus


Pay attention to the Leicester flare-up in coronavirus cases. Both the reasons for the surge …

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The ‘B’ word is strangely absent from the conversation today

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2020 / The Focus


Today is the fourth anniversary of Brexit. Hardly anyone is marking the occasion. Take a …

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The strange case of Europe’s early coronavirus sightings

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2020 / The Focus


Did SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the covid-19 disease, really start to make its …

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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