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.
Salmaan Taseer, the influential governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, died tragically earlier this month. Here, his son Aatish Taseer tells of a journey he went on in search of his father, and his Pakistani roots
April's Italian election should see the defeat of Berlusconi and the return of a fragmented centre-left coalition. Below the surface there is a "silent yearning" for a modernised Christian Democracy, yet no new generation of leaders to embody it