Liveblogging the pandemic: ‘The heroes of our blog are the readers’

After almost 12 months of charting developments as Covid sweeps the world, I look forward to better news next year

In February this year, when I was offered the job of liveblogger and reporter on the Guardian’s foreign desk in Australia, my boss told me to read up about the new coronavirus. “It looks like you’ll probably be doing a bit of that,” she said.

Nearly ten months after boarding the flight from Beirut, where I was living at the time, to Sydney, I have liveblogged the pandemic for eight hours a day, five days a week.

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