Donald Trump wants packed churches by Easter. Boris Johnson wants us to stay at home except for when we go out for our one mandated walk or travel via packed tube train to the workplace that our employer insists can’t be done at home. The pubs are now forcibly closed, yet off-licenses are reclassified as allowed to open – does running out of beer mean an ‘essential shopping trip’? If it’s essential. Only if it’s all essential.
Whilst Justin Trudeau and his wife hit the headlines as the first world leader victims of Coronavirus and Trump suspends all flights from central Europe, examining the vastly disparate techniques … Continue reading Coronavirus: a global examination of disparate national containment techniques
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday vowed to ‘stick with Prit’ during a conversation with This Morning presenters Phil and Holly, but is he wise to? Should the allegations against Patel, … Continue reading The problem with Priti Patel
As the media across the globe works on whipping the general public into a frenzy, Tannice Hemming examines the limitations of self-quarantine, as recommended for all those who may have … Continue reading Coronavirus: what are the limitations of self-quarantine?
Only four candidates remain in the Labour Leadership race. What have we learned about them so far, and who are the front runners? Tannice Hemming takes a look. Today, 14 … Continue reading Labour Leadership race: one week left
From unfounded fears about Coronavirus to ill-educated advice from our peers, what’s the risk of getting health advice online? Tannice Hemming investigates. As a mum to two children under 5, … Continue reading What’s the harm in… social media?
Some social media groups now won’t allow you to post anything without clearly labelling all the topics you’ll cover. The rise of trigger warnings seems a kind way of letting … Continue reading What’s the harm in trigger warnings?
Without a vaccine to counteract the killer virus and the fact that the disease spreads before the host feels any symptoms, reality is fast turning into what feels like a … Continue reading Coronavirus: when should we panic?
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the USA – at the end of a decade it seems wise to have a look at the next one and what it … Continue reading Cervical cancer screening – what’s in store for the next decade?
When did the heat move from Wakefeld and the media, to parents? Recently I saw a tweet asking “what kind of C*** stops their child having the MMR anyway?” I … Continue reading Blaming mummy for MMR
After the serious data leak linked with the list, published on the government’s website on Friday and the news that Tory MP, Iain Duncan Smith, is due to receive a … Continue reading It’s time to ditch the honours list
Nine months ago, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, then President of the United Nations General Assembly, opened an event on Women in Power. Her message was stark: if we continue the … Continue reading 2019: a roundup of women in politics