There is no doubt that over the past year we have been living through truly extraordinary times. There have been two reasons for this. Firstly, the emergence in China last winter of SARS-Cov-2, a newly pathogenic coronavirus that causes significant illness and death. And secondly, our responses to this threat.
As governments around the world have struggled to identify the best ways to cope with the virus, the rules of everyday living have been rewritten. Previously unquestionable freedoms of action and association have been swept away in the name of protecting all of society from the new disease.
Whether or not we have been persuaded of the need for lockdowns, whether we feel they should be soft or hard, whether we think masks are useful or useless, we have all taken views on what has been happening. More than anything else, the question of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic has become the most polarising issue of our times.
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