In this episode of ‘The Swift Half with Snowdon’, Chris chats with Simon Evans. On the anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown, Chris and Simon discuss life over the past year, how lockdowns have impacted businesses and education. Simon explains how COVID-19 has impacted the show business industry and the arts. They touch on whether lockdown has been a necessary evil and how the UK’s vaccination programme is performing. Simon is a comedian and a commentator. Check out his website for details about past tours and upcoming ones https://www.thesimonevans.com/ You can read the IEA’s report on COVID-19 and the Value of Human Life here: https://iea.org.uk/publications/coronavirus-and-the-economic-value-of-human-life/ You can read the IEA’s briefing on how COVID-19 has impacted education here: https://iea.org.uk/publications/back-to-school-and-after/# Simon tweets at @TheSimonEvans.