Why this Harvard doctor is optimistic about US overcoming COVID-19 despite ‘epidemic of mistrust’

Paul Farmer has seen the effect of Haiti’s earthquake, Rwanda’s genocide and West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. They show how the US could handle COVID.

      

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Will Trump ever concede to Biden? Approving the transition may be as close as he gets to that, aides say

After Trump faced a series of legal defeats and criticisms by Republicans, his aides pressed him to relent on his refusal to allow a Biden transition.

      

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Politics live updates: China’s President Xi congratulates Joe Biden, Russia’s Putin still a holdout

Chinese President’s Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on his election win, among the last world leaders to do so.

      

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Safety measures are critical if you must host an ill-advised Thanksgiving crowd

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving crowd, here are ways to stay healthy and stop the spread of COVID.

      

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The Full Stop Who Wanted to be Different

Read by Scarlett Brookes from the BBC Radio Drama Company. One sunny morning there was a full stop. He lived on a road of lots of letters and other punctuation, separated by rivers of white. 

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