“But my near fifty years on this precious planet have seen extraordinary declines across the natural world. Big changes that — if they happen at all — should happen over millennia, not over the course of a single human lifetime.” — Steve Backshall, 1 March 2021
“It is no less remarkable for the government to respond to concerns around cronyism with legislation that removes the right to challenge it. If it was your goal to give money to your pals and have those choices both hidden from public view, and be protected from legal challenge, it’s hard to know what you’d do differently.” — Jolyon Maugham, 2 March 2021
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” — Martin Niemöller, First they came...
“The chance that you’ll get a long-term health problem from a vaccine against Covid may well be zero, but even if not, are vastly lower than the chance you’ll have long-haul Covid if you get infected.” — Dr. Tom Frieden, 14 March 2021
Berating me for posting factual information out of concern over ‘harm’ to a sub-group, and then completely ignoring or arguing with a member of that sub-group who contradicts you tells me you're not really concerned, you just want to have a reason to be offended.
“It’s the anniversary of lockdown but today we need to mark Herd Immunity Day. The policy behind the decision to lock down so late that caused tens of thousands of excess deaths & for which the government has neither apologised for nor even acknowledged. It’s our job to remember.” — Carole Cadwalladr, 23 March 2021
“Let's be blunt. Johnson's bedrock of support hinges on crude, unscrupulous appeals to precisely the same electoral demographics as Donald Trump: what is known in the psephological trade as low information, emotional voters. Rationality doesn't begin to enter into the equation.” — Professor Christopher Painter, 26 March 2021
“at some point we have to recognise that the financial anxiety young people are living through is not normal. monetising all your hobbies is not normal. hustle culture is not normal. glorifying precarious work is not normal. self-optimisation is not normal.” — Diyora Shadijanova, 28 March 2021