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Acute NHS hospital consultant David Oliver considers how the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed structural healthcare problems caused by years of neglect and underfunding
The scrutiny applied to the work of a New York Times journalist by others in the profession is not to be found in Britain’s warped press culture, says Brian Cathcart
Byline Times’ chief medical officer, Professor John Ashton, looks back on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and warns that –without radical change – next year will be even bleaker
Epidemiologist Deepti Gurdasani and neuroscientist Hisham Ziauddeen explore how the new variant of the Coronavirus in Britain is likely to have developed and warn that an urgent Zero COVID strategy is the only option to prevent it happening again
The Sidelining of Parliament During the Twin Crises of COVID and Brexit Could Set A Dangerous Precedent
With a highly virulent new strain of the Coronavirus circulating rapidly and a hard Brexit imminent, why have MPs not been recalled to Parliament in this time of national emergency?
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu argue that the Coronavirus itself is the main beneficiary of Boris Johnson’s neo-imperial policies leading to the inevitable ‘cordon sanitaire’ around Britain even before a hard Brexit