COVID-19 And Herd Immunity – Thanks For Sharing!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If the rumours are true that Boris Johnson is seriously considering herd immunity to combat the coronavirus pandemic, let me give him a humble word of advice – don’t. During vaccination programs, the logic behind herd immunity is that if enough people are immune against a particular human-to-human transmissible infection, the rest of the population […]

When The Face Mask Goes Viral

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are winners and losers in every walk of life, and a viral epidemic is no exception. The ongoing spread of the coronavirus has led to the tripling of the price of a face mask. Whereas a month ago, a box of 50 surgical face masks cost me less than 5 euros, I’m now having […]

La Moralité d’Un Coronavirus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Quelques semaines après le début de l’épidémie du coronavirus, et je suis atteint. Non, je n’ai pas attrapé cette saloperie – heureusement – mais je devrai faire face à la perspective, tôt ou tard, de manquer de masques de protection pour mon cabinet dentaire. Grâce à la panique générale – même mes collègues ont fait […]

City Will Have To Be United For Once

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let us leave the murky  politics and dubious finances out of this, and concentrate on what really matters – you, the Manchester City supporter. It is you who pays on a weekly basis, to watch and support players who earn more in a week that you will earn in a lifetime. We can take it […]

Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

FRANCE: Violences Conjugales – Un Mal Gaulois?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Certains records nationaux sont enviables, d’autres honteux. Les chiffres officiels concernant les violences conjugales en France font froid dans le dos: une femme est tuée par son partenaire ou son ex-partenaire tous les trois jours. Ce qui est encore plus inquiétant, c’est que les chiffres officiels ne reflètent peut-être que la partie visible de l’iceberg […]