You would have thought that a field hospital set up by a charity and staffed largely by volunteers to help sick individuals in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis would have been universally welcomed, applauded, even celebrated.
Gifted Latin scholar, lawyer, successful journalist, poet, playwright and politician – Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was one of the most recognisable and popular figures of his day.
The extensive legal powers within the Coronavirus Act would normally be totally unacceptable in a democracy. But we are in a time of national emergency.
Having recently recovered from an unpleasant bout of what I assume was COVID-19, I am now working from home like millions of others.
We live in anxious times. As coronavirus spreads across the world, we may have many reasons to worry; concern for elderly relatives, financial uncertainty, the emptying of supermarket shelves. And this is hardly helped by a 24/7 news cycle providing minute-by-minute updates.