Read yourself happy: an Upside newslist for difficult times

This week, the Upside confronts Covid 19 pessimism with a long list of things that are going well

It’s the time of year for comfort reading. The equinox has come and gone, there’s more night than day now in the northern hemisphere, there’s a nip in the air, leaves on the ground, and the UK and parts of Europe look headed for another lengthy period of retrenchment as the Covid-19 pandemic resurges.

But fear not, because the Upside will not be cowed by a pesky strand of RNA. The human spirit is infinitely stronger than the body. Whether things are “good” or “bad” merely depends on how you think, who you listen to, what you read.

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