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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks National Health Service workers for saving his life. Twitter Boris Johnson/Downing Street via AP

Why Boris Johnson won’t have to pay any hospital bills

In the UK, nobody collects patients' insurance information or credit card details. There's simply no charge for services, including doctor visits, ambulances and hospitalizations.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

With Boris Johnson in intensive care, who runs the UK?

The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
Boris Johnson has found a new fondness for standing close to experts. PA/Leon Neal

Coronavirus blame games – who really benefits?

Politicians have a tendency to dodge accountability after crises, but our 'gotcha' culture makes that inevitable. We can all do better this time.
Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, taking part at a video conference in extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit at the Chigi Palace in Rome. EPA/A handout photo from the Chigi Palace Press Office

All world leaders face mega COVID-19 crises: how Ramaphosa is stacking up

Already, we have seen a range of responses globally - from countries that apparently reacted too late, to those who acted relatively early.

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