Paying people to self-isolate saves lives and money

eldar nurkovic/Shutterstock The success of second lockdowns around the UK will depend not just on people following the general rules but also on positive cases and their contacts self-isolating entirely. Yet even in a lockdown, it is difficult to force people to stay at home 100% of the time ifContinue Reading

Why optimism can be dangerous during a pandemic

microstock3D/Shutterstock For those of us who insist on seeing the glass half full, even when the miserable brigade point out that it’s also half empty, COVID-19 poses particular challenges. In regular times, our relentless optimism wins us friends and provides us with a host of benefits including higher levels ofContinue Reading

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Following an “invisible summer” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, elite women’s sport is finally returning – long after men resumed playing. Earlier this month, the women’s 15s rugby union competition for 2020-2021 kicked off, after the 2019-2020 season was cancelled in March. The new season features adapted rules to avoidContinue Reading