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During coronavirus, even trusting in science feels like a form of faith

Whether we are religious or investing our hopes in scientific research, for many of us, this period of upheaval is changing our attitude to belief

By Eve Willis  

In the tenth plague of the Book of Exodus those who did not want their firstborn to die smeared the blood of a sacrificial lamb on their door, so God—hands cold with wrath—would pass their home over.

I don’t believe in God and I don’t believe in plagues. But if I thought that it would lessen the chances of someone I love dying of Coronavirus, I would smear the blood on the door.…

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