On Brussels: Neighbourly Bridges

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. There is now a distinct, tangible light at the end of the impossibly long Covid-19 tunnel. Brussels is now approaching that light. But this past month has thrown up fresh sets of challenges involving two…

Having the State as Doctor and Jailer

para español ver abajo In Colombia and many other countries, despite the knowledge gained about Covid-19 as the pandemic progressed, governments have continued to use public policies to restrict our freedoms. With the knowledge we have about the virus today,…

On Brussels: Fighting Fires

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The pandemic does now appear to be easing across the EU. Across most of the twenty-seven, infection and death rates are dropping. But amidst a current surge in Turkey, the EU is reminded of just…

Unfair Vaccine Distribution and the Rising Threat of Escape Mutations

For many, the arrival of 2021 meant hope: COVID-19 vaccines were finally a reality. People assumed that societies could go back to normal. But the new year brought with it new challenges. As we know, the world did not respond…

On Brussels: The Drift Sets In

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The EU-wide vaccination programme has got off to a rocky start, to say the least. Now, things are going from bad to worse. The rollout of the AstraZeneca jab has been paused, countries that are…

How to successfully handle a pandemic: countries that have done (relatively) well

Often, when discussing the topic of which country has had, and has implemented, the best solution for containing the coronavirus, it is left out that each country is different. Although this seems obvious, I don’t think it is discussed enough.…

On Brussels: Under Scrutiny

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here There are no two ways about it: the EU has had a rough few weeks. It has come within a whisker of triggering a major diplomatic incident with the UK, has faced the wrath of…

South Africa’s misguided COVID-19 pandemic response, as it charts fifth highest cases in the world….

South Africa, a country well-known for its transformative Constitution that contains the ‘Bill of Rights’, which protects the rights of the people inside the country and succinctly defines the role and limited powers of public institutions and office-bearers is now…