Some of the things we know now, we hardly even dreamed of before. With the lockdown over, Simon Wilson winds up his pandemic diary.

1. In praise of country life

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2. Why did this happen?

3. Checkpoints can be a sign of a functional society


4. This was not the great leveller

5. We love science now

6. Kindness is a real thing

7. Wellbeing is a real thing too

8. The state should not get out of the way

9. The economy is not an island

10. Just-in-time is out of time

11. We're good, but then there's America

12. The future is coming and it's not pretty

13. Horses, ducks and broad beans

14. Never enough William Blake

15. The meaning of life