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3 Ways Covid Has Changed Me As A Doctor

In early January, I was in my GP clinic, and a young patient in her 20s came in, whose only symptom was a weird loss of sense of smell. I had never come across this before, so, after discussion with my supervisor, I referred her to the Ears, Nose & Throat specialists. In retrospect, I am pretty sure that was my first covid patient…

Freedom of Speech and “Cancel Culture”

On Tuesday 7th July 2020, an open letter was published in Harper’s magazine that argued that because of so-called “cancel culture”, freedom of speech and the right to openly debate ideas, is under significant threat in Western society. The letter was co-signed by 150 prominent writers, journalists and academics, with the most famous name being Harry Potter-writer J. K. Rowling…

The Heroes and Villains of Covid

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to uproot and transformed nearly every area of modern life, it is also beginning to uncover and highlight some quite interesting aspects of our society. One of these aspects is a noticeably salient narrative that has emerged in public discourse, of ‘heroes vs. villains’…

Finding Security in the Pandemic

As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds and nations take increasingly extreme measures to combat the virus, every person’s life and every sector of society has been affected. Lives have been turned upside down, industries have collapsed, plans have evaporated and the tragic loss of life continues to escalate. And through the outbreak and subsequent social and political consequences, most of the things we have traditionally looked to for life security have come crashing down…

Mental Health in the Time of Coronavirus

At the beginning of this week (Monday 23rd March), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce a near-complete lock down of the whole United Kingdom, as Coronavirus mortalities continue to rise exponentially and the NHS braces for the approaching avalanche of unwell patients. On the same day as Johnson’s announcement I was chatting to a journalist friend who asked me “what is your biggest fear in this pandemic?”. After a long pause, I answered: “I am fearful for my mental health”…

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Depression and Christianity

In the UK, 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness, of which the most common mental disorder is mixed anxiety and depression. Between 8 and 12% of the population experience depression in any one year, and suicide remains the single most common cause of death in men under the age of 35…

Is There Evidence for Easter?

For most people in the UK, Easter means bank holidays, exam revision and buying overpriced chocolate for kids. For Christians, all those are probably true as well. But of course, Christians see Easter as a time to commemorate the most important event in the bible- the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in Israel, AD 33…

Can We Trust the Gospels?

The gospels are the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, and claim to be the accounts of Jesus’ life on Earth. Matthew and John are said to have been written by two of Jesus’ disciples, and Mark and Luke are said to have been written by disciples of Peter and Paul respectively. So are the gospels credible accounts of history?