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How many more will be dead by Christmas?

In the week after the schools went back in England and Wales, an extra 538 people died (77 a day).

Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others?

Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising numbers of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK.

Everything, almost everywhere, is slowing down

Long before the 2020 pandemic swept the world, almost everything was already slowing down.

Coronavirus: why aren’t death rates rising with case numbers?

It is a conundrum. For much of the past two months, many people have been convinced that mortality associated with COVID-19 would rise as the number of people testing positive with the disease increased. But this has not happened so far.

Slowing Down: Has this Been the Worst Pandemic in Britain in Living Memory?

If you are a little older than I am, then you may well remember worse pandemics than that of 2020.

COVID-19: The rise in destitution and inequality in the UK

On July 8th 2020 the Treasury released a document titled “Impact of COVID-19 on working household incomes: distributional analysis as of May 2020”.

Generational change: breaking the silence of the old

The COVID-19 crisis has coincided with worldwide Black Lives Matter protests

So what do we know now about Covid-19 in the UK?

It need not have arrived first in Europe in Italy. The disease could have arrived elsewhere on this continent first, and it could have arrived much earlier than it did.

The Geography of Slowdown: The End of The Great Acceleration – Keynote Address

Great economic inequalities will be hard to sustain during and following slowdown.

Rule Britannia: from Empire to Brexit to Covid-19

It’s a pity that in early 2020 the Conservative party and its leader were not more alert. Greek scholar Boris Johnson should have known that hubris – excessive pride and boasting – annoys the Gods

Slowing Down: Better Policies for Better Lives

The human world is slowing down and has been for some time. It has been slowing in many ways, and this can be seen most easily in OECD (mostly richer) countries.

Hitting the population brakes

Popular wisdom has it that everything is speeding up, including population growth.

Why coronavirus death rates won’t fall as quickly as they rose

Coronavirus deaths shocked us with how rapidly they rose from a base of none at the start of the year, to many thousands within the space of mere weeks.

Rule Britannia: Looking back at getting Brexit done

Ahead of the publication of Rule Britannia in paperback, authors Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson take a look back the past two years of electoral chaos and what that might mean for Britain going forward.