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    The doom cycle is all too much for this week’s Planet Normal stowaway, Laura Dodsworth. The author and photographer has written a new book on the UK government’s “weaponisation of fear” over the pandemic, and she joins Telegraph columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan’s rocket of reason to share her damning take on the “unethical” use of behavioural psychology over lockdown.

    Elsewhere on the podcast, our co-pilots celebrate a victory for common sense after Allison spearheaded a successful takedown of so-called “e-medicine”, Liam proposes a solution to Britain’s doctor shortage and one lucky listener wins a coveted Planet Normal mug.

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    In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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