David Farrier has done some sterling work in this area this year...
'Statues" - That's trigger word for me - I just go Bonzo!
Novel - it doesn't get much newer than that
this year sure has bolstered McKenna's 'Novelty theory'
Crown - for the virus and the TV show and a one party govt
I fail to see the relevance of your spurious cavil regarding The Lancet Public Health article.
The Lancet Public Health is one of many specialist titles under the umbrella of The Lancet and all are held to the same high standards - "as trusted sources of information, the Lancet journals set extremely high standards for publishing, and we are committed to ensuring that our editorial processes meet our standards of excellence. "
Ergo the content of The Lancet Public Health is in no way a diminished or somehow less reliable source of quality information or comment.
I am puzzled by why you would try to blatantly claim or infer such a thing.
Others may also be interested in this fine piece from the same source about Lessons from New Zealand's COVID-19 outbreak response
(NB the author Alexis Robert is affiliated with the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London - no alleged log-rolling there then)
and from another journal under the same umbrella - The Lancet Regional Health Western Pacific there is this fine analysis of NZ and Taiwan's responses and yes, naturally there are New Zealand and Taiwanese authors - one of which is Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard, a long time member of this parish I believe.
I suspect something odious died upstream in the local water supply catchment…
also witness Michael Laws’ latest machinations – cui bono?
I’m more interested in who else Boag has been grooming for doing ‘dirty-work’ – why else was she feeding private information to a callow stripling like Walker?
I wondered what was up on when she was pontificating in her cosy little ‘bully pulpit’ on The Panel (RNZ) last evening – she was tapping away angrily on her keyboard all through the show – now we know why!
I trust RNZ will no longer invite her on to The Panel – They should only have commentators of good character and principle. – I for one would welcome such a move – she always made my skin crawl with her constant dismissing of sense and self serving dog-whistles.
NEWSFLASH – Walker has withdrawn from the next election race – shame he won’t be able to try and disappear overseas for a while like the last ’useful idiot' in his electorate.
Over at Webworm, David Farrier has an Open Thread: is it more embarrassing to believe in Scientology, or QAnon?
The new Inverted version of _The Chase_ has got that same annoying part that makes _Tipping Point_ so irritating - repeating the question and answer and then repeating again as a question 'is that the right answer' then a pause - this only creates 'tension' once, after that it is just filler.
Don't think I'll watch it again.
L Ron Hubbard's 'Fear' inspired Philip K Dick to do what he did...
Speaking of 'period dramas' - what did you think of The Luminaries Fiona?
I thought they made a great start, myself..
Hokitika is still there, and must be gearing up for the 'set-jet-set'
Speaking of social distancing - back in 1964 Paul McCartney's then girlfriend Jane Asher took time out (along with Vincent Price) to make this prescient docudrama about Trump's presidency and his pandemic response ...