Commemorating the Avoidable

The proper way to respect Britain’s pandemic dead would be to end the corruption, overcrowding, and privatisation that caused thousands of unnecessary deaths in the first place.

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In March this year, a small number of the scores who lost loved ones to Covid-19 began hand-painting red hearts along a stretch of wall on London’s South Bank. Now finished, the wall stretches for over half a mile, with about as many hearts as the virus’s victims. Each is ‘utterly unique,’ one of the […]

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