“When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another.”
‘The Past Six Weeks Have Been Unlike Anything I’ve Known’: a GP on How the Pandemic Has Changed His Work
Coronavirus has changed every aspect of Gavin Francis’ life at his doctor’s practice in Edinburgh, Scotland.
We heard about the cruise ships — but Covid-19 has also marooned people living on small boats worldwide.
“Proudest parenting moment of lockdown so far? When the six-year-old requested to watch Honey, I Shrunk the Kids for a second time. If that is the peak of my home-schooling efforts, which it undoubtedly is, I’ll take it.”
“How to make firelighters, combat squirrels and conduct a rubber chicken choir … the author shares practical tips from lockdown in Canada.”
After covering the plights of refugees around the world as a journalist, Bryan Mealer finds himself a refugee, fleeing New York City for his childhood home of west Texas — where his great-grandmother and her oldest daughter died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
The life and death of a legendary wolf.
How people without an address are stripped of their basic rights—an excerpt from The Address Book.
In the Black Hills of South Dakota, entrepreneurs are translating fears of societal collapse into post-apocalyptic gated communities.
Holed up with his family in their Parma flat, Tobias Jones tells of the eerie atmosphere in a country usually known for sociability, chaos and fun.