The focus for Inroads 47, like so much else, was determined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Four correspondents from Scandinavia report on why Sweden took a different approach to the COVID-19 crisis from its neighbours, and had a different result. Columnists Arthur Milner, Julia Smith and Reg Whitaker examine the pandemic from various angles. Philip Resnick provides a poetic journal of the pandemic’s early months. Other articles look at the complexities of aboriginal rights in light of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C., disinformation and the cult of Trump, a rebuke to India’s two major parties that could bring about a much-needed shock to that country’s public services, and leadership changes in British Labour and two Quebec opposition parties.