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Academic anger is rising over the latest lockdowns

It’s one of the strange phenomena of the Covid-19 pandemic that time becomes a bit meaningless. But with lockdowns in many European countries expected to last through February, we will soon have completed a year under pandemic conditions. 

The current wave of lockdowns is not a rehash of the first, which—in their toughest forms in Europe—lasted roughly from March until June. Where, previously, social media feeds were filled with scenes of sourdough bread-making while thousands of researchers stoically did their best to keep working with the children, the situation now is suffused with barely contained anger. 

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