#87 - How does COVID end? Ask the UK | Curio

#87 - How does COVID end? Ask the UK

16 mins | Nov 4, 2021

Today's episode from 4th November 2021. The theme today is chaos and how to cope with it. Our first piece this morning reminds us that the world is still living through a pandemic and all eyes are on the UK to see how it all ends. Is the UK's endgame, an endemic, where we live with COVID-19 rather than wipe it out completely? And then later, it's Diwali today and more than a billion people around the globe will be performing their annual traditions of lighting up their homes. We take a look at how these rituals can make us feel more comforted in these chaotic times. It’s becoming clear that the virus won’t disappear. It will just become endemic. Many believe that the UK is one of the closest to the tipping point and the world is watching with anticipation. From The Guardian, Laura Spinney reflects on what we can learn from the potential ‘exit wave’ and warns collective action will still be needed. Reflecting on her time as a theology student, Enuma Okoro describes her experience re-visiting The Rule of St Benedict, "an ancient guide to monastic values written by the 6th-century abbot Benedict of Nursia." For the Financial Times, she explains how the book holds valuable lessons still relevant today about the importance of regularly doing certain activities, no matter how big or small, and ultimately build routines that give us comfort. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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