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Sport and drugs
Sport is still rife with doping
Between 10% and 40% of athletes in Tokyo might be cheating
→ Read more: Anti-doping reforms are coming to the Olympics
Academics in Hong Kong suffer curbs on their freedoms
A climate of fear has enveloped the city’s campuses
The Economist explains
How common is long covid?
Significant numbers of people are enduring the condition—and some may never recover
Fire and fury
As wildfires continue to ravage America, floods are wreaking havoc elsewhere
Both phenomena are linked to climate change
China’s “dreamchild” is stealthily winning the battery race
Now comes the hard bit: geopolitics
Americans say their individual well-being improved in 2020
Social well-being improved the most despite the pandemic and lockdowns
Driving: a hard bargain
The shortage of HGV drivers in Britain is getting worse
Even more money isn’t hauling them in
Uncertainty principles—the Delta variant and the end of economic stimulus
Our podcast on markets, the economy and business. Also this week: why America’s shale-oil tycoons are now fracking as little as possible and bitcoin miners in rural China are packing up
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