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Chris Patten

Chris Patten

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Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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    Herd Immunity Is Closer Than You Think

    Bill Emmott

    With new variants emerging rapidly and new outbreaks in places that had seemed to have the virus under control, COVID-19 remains a global problem. But the recent sharp increase in vaccine supplies indicates that the global solution we need is well within reach.

    shows that the world is on track to immunize 80% of all adults against COVID-19 by as early as January 2022.
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    How Human Nature Can Combat Climate Change

    Alexander De Croo

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we will conquer the virus by focusing on a common goal, cooperating, and allowing people the freedom to innovate. We will overcome the threat of global warming the same way.

    argues that our best hope lies in the curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation we tapped to overcome the pandemic.
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