Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era

Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Yves HermanStability and Growth Pact governs states’ borrowingPandemic debts and climate costs forcing rethinkDeep divisions remain over how loose rules should beBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – So often the source of rows between its members, the European Union starts reviewing … Read more

Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

The skeletons move across a barren landscape toward the few helpless and terrified people still living. The scene, imagined in a mid-16th-century painting, “The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, illuminated the psychic impact of the bubonic plague.It was a terror that lingered even as the disease receded, historians say.Covid-19’s waves of destruction … Read more

A Prayer for Our Next COVID Era

A Prayer for Our Next COVID Era

“When can I visit my immunocompromised daughter?”“Is it too risky to host an indoor birthday dinner for my 70-year-old husband?”My inbox overflows with sensible—yet unanswerable—questions.For the past 18 months, my patients have craved straightforward answers: a simple “Yes—it’s perfectly safe” or “Go for it. Have fun!” or even a “No, you absolutely cannot” to quiet … Read more

Object lesson: Michael Craig-Martin’s paintings of ​Covid era items – in pictures | Art and design

Lockdown was a productive time for Michael Craig-Martin: most of the works in his new show at Amsterdam’s Reflex gallery were created in its grip. He continued his longstanding project of painting everyday objects in minimal style, their clean lines and smooth surfaces reflecting the blandness at the heart of consumer culture. This time, among … Read more