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Coronavirus

Covid-19: Understanding the Immune Response

Covid-19 continues to spread globally, in many places unabated. From the first origins of the disease in Wuhan, Chinese scientists have been rushing to find an effective immune based treatment and vaccine. In order to do so the immune response of the virus must be fully understood. How does the human immune system Function normally? […]

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TEACHING TO SUFFER AS COVID-19 CAUSES CUTS AT UON

The UK’s higher education system is one of our most illustrious exports; consistently dominating global league tables for research and, most importantly, teaching. The University of Nottingham with its Russell Group status and campuses across two continents is no exception; at least for now. Due to financial strain caused by the Coronavirus epidemic UoN has […]

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Community

Upcoming Event: The Future of Community Organising

The forecasts predict we are heading into one of the most turbulent decades in recent history. The integrity of the political establishment has been disrupted by the worst pandemic in 100 years. Something unseen before in our lifetimes. On top of this, leading economists have predicted the most severe financial crisis in 300 years. The […]

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Community

IWGB: Defending the Workers, Defending the Lockdown

On June 4, The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) applied to intervene in a High Court legal challenge of the government. What could possibly inspire one of the most radical unions in the UK to defend the Tory government? The legal challenge in question is brought against the government’s lockdown by multi-millionaire, twitter […]

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Coronavirus

The Hidden Pandemic

*Content warning: detailed discussion on mental health issues* In the UK, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their life, and around 1 in 6 are suffering from a common mental health disorder in any given week [1]. Most people will have had or know someone that […]

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Coronavirus

Clampdown: Government Repression and Coronavirus in Belarus

In a photo opportunity that would have landed any western politician on their arse, the current Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, pulls up to the side of an ice rink, outfitted in extremely fetching National ice hockey garb, to proclaim ‘there are no viruses here.’ ‘Sport’ and ‘Ice’ he believes are the ‘best actual anti-virus remedy.’ […]

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Opinion

Corona Confusion, Contradictions and Pure C*ck Ups: A VENT

From the left, to the right, to the people that couldn’t care less about politics, there is a feeling we’re all a bit miffed. Last week, the ‘Stay Alert’ message was leaked to the press and thus followed an eruption of confusion that was perhaps best demonstrated by the reactions on Channel 4’s Gogglebox. As […]

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Opinion

Key Worker? Pay Up! Coronavirus and The Housing Crisis

Shelter is a basic human necessity. Along with food, water and rest it makes up the base of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Nobody can exist without it and yet, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we are expecting some to go without. The Government have announced various policies for those experiencing financial hardship. For tenants in […]

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Opinion

How Neoliberalism has Sowed the Seeds of a Nationalist Revival

Prior to COVID-19 political nationalism had enjoyed growing support. Its popularity is likely to remain into the aftermath of this pandemic as democracies decide who should pay for the vast amounts of money that have been spent to keep economies from completely collapsing. understanding the consequences and causes of nationalism remain as important as ever. […]

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Coronavirus

Montaigne’s Guide to Social Media Overdose: How Philosophy Can Help Us During Lockdown

It is often remarked that ideas are considered with far greater seriousness after their author has been dead a few centuries. Although the ideas I intend to explore here were written first by a man who has indeed been dead for a number of centuries, I ask the reader to believe me when I say […]