Monday September 21, 2020

‘Get calm before you carry on’: fighting virus fears with facts

With Covid-19 cases doubling every six days and the media hard-wired to feed off bad news, it‘s easy to be consumed by fear

15th March, 2020
View of the painting 'I Want You To Stay Home', last work of the graffiti artist TV Boy on March 13, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain where a state of emergency has been declared.

In India, long ago, a wise man went to the king with a new game he had invented: chess. The king was delighted, and asked what the wise man would like as a reward.

“Give me one grain of rice for the first square of the chess board,” the wise man said. “Give me double that for the second square, and double that again for the third square. Keep going till you reach the final...

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