Health

Long-term lung damage?

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One thing that is particularly worrying me amongst all the Covid-19 panic is long-term lung damage: Some patients who recovered from Covid-19 have suffered reduced lung function and now experience problems such as gasping for air when walking quickly, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has revealed …   Dr Owen Tsang Tak-yin, medical director of the […]

Arts

Rosemary’s baby

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A devastating account of Mia Farrow’s campaign against Woody Allen by their son Moses. From various sources I had already worked out that Allen was very likely innocent of child abuse charges, but this just puts everything beyond doubt. I think Allen going out with his ex-wife’s adopted daughter was not a good thing, but […]

Government

COVID-19 shutdown?

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Epidemics generally have a bell-shaped curve. There’s a steep exponential climb, then a plateauing, then an exponential tailing-off. So the question is, when will the tailing-off start with the coronavirus? Official figures show that this is already happening in China and South Korea, as I said yesterday. But commentator dearieme (himself a distinguished scientist) wonders […]

Feminism

I assume transwomen are welcome

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Telegraph article in praise of women-only tours: She led me into the darkness of her hut, and lifted her faded black T-shirt, gleefully. Her breasts, marked by motherhood, hung deflated against her chest, but that wasn’t what she had wanted to show me. She grinned and jiggled her hips, showing off the rows of multicoloured […]

Government

A railway line made of money

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Apparently this was in Private Eye: At first I thought this was just a good joke. But then I did some maths: £106bn/531km = app. £200 million per kilometre. (I also checked the length of HS2, and it is 531km.) £200 mill/1000 = £200 000 per metre. Divide by 100 and you get £2000 per […]

Free speech

Ancient history

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As we know, many people have their political opinions frozen in time when they’re young, and it’s almost impossible to change them. A case in point is Tom Harris: How on earth did we get to a point where the fight for freedom of expression is one that is owned entirely by the Right-wing of […]

Feminism

Foolishness begets more foolishness

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After feminist professor Selina Todd was cancelled by a feminist conference because of trans activists’ threats (Todd isn’t totally on-board with the idea that a bloke in a dress is a woman if he says he is), the Guardian’s Suzanne Moore fights back to declare that sex is real. However, one can’t help feel that […]

Civil service

You’re looking in the wrong place

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Priti Patel is to face a ‘serious’ Cabinet Office probe after Phillip Rutnams’ resignation amid accusations against her of bullying: The Cabinet Office has launched an investigation into whether Priti Patel breached the ministerial code after her top Home Office official dramatically resigned amid a bullying row.   Michael Gove told MPs that the Home […]

Culture

Yorkshire Tea

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Loony leftists gonna loon: Yorkshire Tea has urged social media users to “try to be kind” after the popular brand became embroiled in a row involving a leading Tory politician.   Chancellor Rishi Sunak posted a picture on Friday of him appearing to make a huge tea round for his Treasury staff.   The Twitter […]