Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson

Do mask mandates work?

3 February 2023 6:00 pm

This week there was an update to a Cochrane review, which studies the way physical interventions can interrupt or reduce the spread…

The UK isn’t learning the right lessons from lockdown

8 December 2022 9:13 pm

This month, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care published a Technical Report on the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.…

What Covid coverage gets wrong

4 December 2022 3:42 am

Throughout the Covid pandemic, the BBC’s coverage has strictly followed what is now known as ‘official science’ – with journalists…

Masks in schools: how convincing is the government's evidence?

8 January 2022 6:00 pm

Why has the government changed its mind and asked children to wear masks in school? When Plan B was announced…

How much do face masks actually help?

24 July 2020 5:36 pm

The increasingly polarised and politicised views on whether to wear masks in public during the current Covid-19 crisis hides a…

The dire effects of Italy's coronavirus lockdown

12 June 2020 6:15 pm

Locking down Britain sooner would have saved thousands of lives, according to Neil Ferguson. But while Ferguson’s claims have been…

Dying of neglect: the other Covid care home scandal

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Poorly funded and understaffed, care homes were destined to fail