Fighting Covid taught me more than reporting on it ever could

For the past year and a half, my life has been consumed by Covid. I have been covering the pandemic as a journalist, I’ve given lectures about it, read hundreds of studies, interviewed dozens of experts, and spoken to many who experienced the disease. I’ve also written 33 stories about…

The problem was known for years, people died, so why is change only happening now?

In April 2020, Nurse Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong suffered intense back pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. She was pregnant at the time, regularly checked by her doctor but said that these symptoms were unusual. The 28-year-old, originally from Ghana, asked to be admitted to the hospital she worked for in…

From what we buy to how we buy it — it’s all pretty bad

Shopping. It’s even fun just to say it out loud, isn’t it? Of course, it’s much nicer to actually do it, and there’s no better time to shop than right now, November. The holidays are looming, stores are trying to ready themselves for next year’s lineup, so “SALES! SALES! SALES!”…

From $1.4 million to $25.4 million all thanks to one thing

A great work of art needs a prestigious stamp of approval. It can be either becoming internationally known, appearing in a large museum or having Justin Bieber tattoo it on his arm. Banksy’s ‘Girl With Baloon’ hit all three marks.

Three years ago, ‘Girl With Baloon’, a piece that started…

Elad Simchayoff

I love writing about what I love. Journalist. Always curious. Israeli born, London based. Father, Husband, and a dog person.

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