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'Kafkaesque' true stories of ordinary people: inside the first days of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

We have lived through two tumultuous years as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through Australia. Our Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the lead, for domestic political purposes, in calling for an investigation into the origins of the virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In January 2021, China finally agreed to let an international team of experts led by the World Health Organization into Wuhan to investigate. The findings of the team were inconclusive, because the Chinese authorities were not very cooperative and refused to approve a follow-up investigation. Review: Deadly Quiet City: Stories from Wuhan, Covid Ground Zero – Murong Xuecun (Hardie...
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Battle to fell trees and ease boy's allergies hits 'Kafkaesque' problem

A father fighting to cut down trees to ease his son’s allergies has accused his London council of creating a Kafkaesque nightmare to stop his plans. Sam Robinson, a lawyer, says his son has coughing fits and that the answer is to cut down two trees outside his home and replace them with two trees somewhere on his property.
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