Browsing All posts tagged under »lockdown«

Ours always to reason why

June 4, 2020


For many desperately poor people in South Africa there has been a stark choice: defy government regulations and risk becoming infected by Covid-19 or remain in lockdown and die of starvation.

Memories of nicotine deprivation

May 1, 2020


In Tanzania in 1981, the country's only cigarette factory ran out of paper — and the country ran out of cigarettes. The result revealed clearly just how addictive is nicotine: packs of cigarettes had buyers at 230 times to normal price and "puffs" on a single cigarette were sold on street corners.