Ross Clark

How much of a threat is the South African variant?

15 April 2021 10:28 pm

For residents of six London boroughs, as well as those in Smethwick in the West Midlands, the partial relaxation of…

Is the writing on the wall for the AstraZeneca vaccine?

9 April 2021 2:48 am

It was the great British scientific triumph: an example of how big pharma can work altruistically for the good of…

The future of the Euro is uncertain

8 April 2021 3:00 pm

A decade ago, Europe clambered out of the 2008/09 financial crisis only to fall into the sovereign debt crisis of…

Go with the flow: how helpful is mass testing?

6 April 2021 2:40 am

Over half the adult population has been vaccinated, new infections and deaths have plummeted to their lowest level since last…

Do critics of the race report have any actual arguments?

3 April 2021 1:33 am

I guess the authors of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities didn’t agree to the job for a quiet…

Is AstraZeneca's Covid jab effective against the South African variant?

25 March 2021 5:05 am

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under attack ever since the results of its phase three trials were announced in December.…

Is Boris right about a third wave?

23 March 2021 5:07 am

Covid deaths fell to 17 on Sunday, the lowest daily figure since 28 September and no higher than the levels…

Why the UK shouldn’t engage in vaccine nationalism

21 March 2021 12:14 am

There is a big, big hole in Ursula von der Leyen’s strategy of threatening to ban exports of the Pfizer…

Don't blame the EU for the latest Covid vaccine clash

17 March 2021 12:59 am

Far from subsiding, as it seemed to be doing last week, the European war over the AstraZeneca vaccine has intensified.…

How worried should we be about a third wave?

10 March 2021 1:06 am

At the beginning of the year, Boris Johnson and his advisers were at pains to tell us that by spring…

Is it time to measure Covid differently?

8 March 2021 12:24 am

According to government figures the toll of Covid 19 so far has been 124,419 deaths (if you define a Covid…

Is this a once-in-a-generation chance to invest in central London?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Is now the time to invest in commercial property?

How worried should we be about the Brazilian variant?

1 March 2021 11:36 pm

How worried should we be about the news that P1, one of the two Brazilian variants of Sars-CoV-2, has been…

Why is Tony Blair driving government policy?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why is the former PM driving Covid policy?

Why do old people have fewer antibodies after the vaccine?

26 February 2021 1:02 am

The UK policy of delaying second doses of the Pfizer vaccine has been criticised by some as risky, with Pfizer…

Face masks in schools: a note on the evidence

24 February 2021 11:54 pm

Secondary-school children returning to school from 8 March will be required to wear masks in classrooms, at least for several…

Covid cases have collapsed

19 February 2021 1:40 am

Last month, Imperial College’s React study claimed that new cases of Covid were static or even rising slightly. This contradicted…

Why are so many health workers turning down the vaccine?

16 February 2021 12:15 am

On Saturday the government hit its target of administering a first vaccine dose to 15 million of the highest-risk groups…

Covid is hastening the creep towards a cashless society

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Covid is fuelling the anti-cash crusade

How effective are the Covid vaccines?

11 February 2021 12:29 am

Reports have filtered through this morning about Public Health England’s assessment of the efficacy of the two vaccines so far…

Can we boost immunity with the vaccines we have now?

5 February 2021 12:07 am

What to make of the news this morning that Oxford University is to ask for volunteers to take part in…

Can ‘surge testing’ get new variants under control?

3 February 2021 12:12 am

A year on, in one sense we’re pretty well back to where we started — with the government attempting to…

One year after Brexit, Britain is reaping the benefits of independence

1 February 2021 1:35 am

A year ago today Britain awoke to a rather muted celebration – which seemed to consist largely of a bubble…

Could this drug offer immediate protection from Covid-19?

30 January 2021 3:43 am

When Donald Trump returned to the White House after a brief spell in hospital with Covid-19 last October he made…

Is the virus retreating?

29 January 2021 12:42 am

Imperial College’s React study was in the news again this morning. The latest instalment swabbed 167,642 people between 6 and…