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Support for maximal lockdown measures has been an article of faith for liberals and the left since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But where did this unprecedented approach to pandemic containment come from? And was it suitable to all the global contexts it was deployed in? Africanist Toby Green is a dissenting voice you NEED to hear. His book Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality is an outstanding analysis of the regressive effects of lockdown policies, and the neocolonial dimension of their imposition on the Global South.