Liberty in Lockdown

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John Harris in the Guardian has just written a very good article on how Coronavirus has deepened prejudice against older people. It is hard to be definitive on how we should think about this very real set of issues, other than to feel things deeply personally. My Mum, 93, has all of her mental faculties, and only needed to enter a …

Lockdown and self-isolation

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Ingrid and I are now on day twenty of lockdown, and day thirty of self-isolation, with enormously mixed feelings. Perhaps it is appropriate that it is Sunday. First, we are thankful. We live in the countryside, and comparing our situation with so many others, we are so very lucky. We have huge empathy with people that are really struggling, socially, …