Alastair Benn

Reaction Contributor

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Politicians should give up the war rhetoric - we must learn to live with the virus

In Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal, set during the Black Death, a group of travelling players performs an absurd …

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Mandatory masks are an insult to our intelligence

Were pandemics possible in Neolithic times? It is hard to imagine a ‘superspreading’ event among cavemen. No, disease, is a …

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Breakthrough steroid for coronavirus

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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Cambridge's rapid coronavirus test could revolutionise the UK's testing infrastructure

Oxford University has a good war, generating coronavirus good news stories through its contribution to the global push for a …

By Alastair Benn

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Is the Covid-19 pandemic fading away?

Why do epidemics come to an end? Three factors are at play. The virus itself loses its potency, treatment improves, …

By Alastair Benn

Friday, 29 May 2020

Let's get back to normal - an interview with Professor Karol Sikora

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Boris is taking the public for fools

Should you follow your instinct or follow the rules and guidance set in place by the government? That is the …

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Reaction summer internships

Reaction has places for two interns to work with us this summer. Applicants must be aged above 18. We ask …

By Alastair Benn