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.
Even pro-European commentators in Britain have been turning against monetary union and questioning the EU's democratic credentials. Charles Grant says that Emu would not have the dire economic consequences they predict and that Brussels institutions are imperfect but reformable