Welcome to the weekend, though it might not feel very different to the other days of the week.
It's the country's second weekend in lockdown and we hope you're coping ok during this period.
To help you pass the time we've pulled together some of the best pieces from our premium international syndicators this week. There's a mix of Covid-19 content for those wanting more information, and content on a range of other topics for those looking for a break from the virus.
The lost month: How a failure to test blinded the US to Covid 19
The world's richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the spread of Coronavirus.
Instead, Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe.
Vicky Jones on life after Fleabag best friend Phoebe Waller‑Bridge
Vicky Jones is more comfortable in the background. She had got into theatre as a university student but was too shy to act. "Nobody recognises me," she says proudly. "For a long time I was the one who held [Phoebe Waller-Bridge's] coat while people took photos of her, and I was happy with the coat holding."
That is about to change as Jones has written her first TV drama series, Run which has been executive-produced by herself and Waller-Bridge. The romcom thriller will premiere next month and has already been tipped for an Emmy nomination.
They survived the Spanish flu, the Depression and the Holocaust
For most of us, it is almost impossible to comprehend the ferocity and regularity with which life was upended during the first half of the 20th century. Plague and conflict emerged on an epic scale, again and again. Loss and restriction were routine; disaster was its own season.
Naomi Replansky and Eva Kollisch however have endured it all.
These two extraordinary women — one 101, the other 95 — lived through the worst of the 20th century.
Animals, sex and guns? Director knew Tiger King had potential
When he set out to investigate the inner world of exotic animal breeders, Eric Goode had no idea he would end up making the hit Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
Released less than two weeks ago, the series is already a sensation, immersing viewers in the lives and rivalries of its vivid subjects.
Goode, who directed Tiger King with Rebecca Chaiklin, said that he had been reasonably confident the series would be successful.
China, coronavirus and surveillance: The messy reality of personal data
To the outside world, China can often seem like a monolith, with edicts from Beijing ruthlessly implemented by the rest of the system. US officials regularly accuse the Chinese government of having access to all data held by companies in the country. Extensive coronavirus-related censorship — and punishment of whistleblowers — contributed to the spread of the virus and the public's inability to protect themselves.
'How I was cured of HIV': Adam Castillejo's extraordinary story
In March last year a British doctor made his way to a conference in Seattle with some extraordinary news. His patient, a 40-year-old man with HIV, had undergone a bone marrow transplant that had removed the virus from his body. The London Patient, as he was known, became the second person in the world to be cured of HIV.
That man was Adam Castillejo.
Why the global recession could last a long time
The world is almost certainly ensnared in a devastating recession delivered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, fears are growing that the downturn could be far more punishing and long lasting than initially feared — potentially enduring into next year, and even beyond — as governments intensify restrictions on business to halt the spread of the pandemic, and as fear of the virus reconfigures the very concept of public space, impeding consumer-led economic growth.
Rich kids: Inside London's mos fashionable family club
Its annual membership costs five times more than Soho House. Fans include Victoria Beckham. And there's a waiting list, obviously. From music rooms and soft-play zones to celebrity parents, Jessie Hewitson and her four-year-old, Morgan, spend a day at Purple Dragon, the country's most fashionable 'family club.
Egypt's female lion tamers show the men how to do it
The struggle for women's equality is lagging badly behind in Egypt, where only 25 per cent of women are in the labour force. Egypt ranks 134 out of 153 in the Global Gender Gap, an index published by the World Economic Forum. But in one field, Egyptian women are dominant - lion taming.
Doctor, refugee. Violinist, refugee. Model, refugee
When an earthquake, war or social upheaval drives you across a border and into the unknown, you learn the hard lesson of the refugee: You didn't just lose a home, a job, a country. You may also have lost your identity.
With refugees around the world now estimated at around 25 million, this lesson is being driven home for a record number of people.
Long-silenced victim of a paedophile writer gets to tell her story
In her telling, Francesca Gee was out with a girlfriend, a late autumn day in Paris in 1983, when they spotted a new bookstore. As they lingered before the storefront, her friend suddenly pointed to the bottom of the window.
"Look, it's you!"
Gee's face was staring back at her from the cover of a novel, Drunk on Lost Wine, by Gabriel Matzneff, the writer and champion of paedophilia.
A decade earlier, at 15, Gee, had gotten involved in a traumatic three-year relationship with the much older Matzneff. Now, he was using her teenage face on his novel's cover, and her letters in its pages, without having asked her or even informing her, she said.