Same message, different year as we try to hold on

Twelve months into the pandemic, what are we doing well or badly? How much has actually changed? And what do we need to be planning for?

14th March, 2021
Same message, different year as we try to hold on
A health worker with boxes of the Johnson & Johnson ‘single shot’ vaccine at the Louisville Metro Health and Wellness HQ in Louisville, Kentucky in the US Getty

One week and two National Public Health Emergency Team briefings, dramatically different in tone. The optimism of Monday was nowhere to be seen on Thursday, as a grim Professor Philip Nolan cautioned that we were “sailing very close to the wind”, with a notable increase in cases having been observed in recent days.

Twelve months since everyone packed their bags to leave their workplace or their school “for two weeks”, how far have...

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