While lockdowns were arguably necessary, Adam Wagner warns that when governments give themselves drastic powers, they don’t always give them back. Stephen Buranyi uncovers how Big Pharma is using its vaccine success to double down on profit rather than protect us. Gabriel Scally and Sunetra Gupta debate whether it's worth trying to eliminate Covid altogether. Plus: an interview with Carlo Rovelli, master of the universe, while Julia Bell explains how her ex-student got radicalised online.
Humanity looks to the United Nations for one thing above all else: to prevent atrocities. But it failed to stop the massacre of the Rohingya in Myanmar, just as it failed in Sri Lank, Bosnia and Rwanda.