Ross Clark

Has the current wave peaked?

23 January 2021 1:54 am

Yesterday, the news was dominated by Imperial College’s React study which suggested – in contrast to the fall in recorded…

Is the one shot jab a game changer?

16 January 2021 6:01 pm

The UK’s decision to lengthen the gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines has been…

Why the EU's vaccine strategy is failing

29 December 2020 11:00 pm

What a joy it would be still to be in the EU. We could, for example, be part of the bloc’s…

How sure can we be that Britain's Tier 4 lockdown will work?

20 December 2020 7:39 pm

How certain should we be of the government’s claim that the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 is 70 per cent more transmissible…

Can any country dodge the Covid bullet?

18 December 2020 1:26 am

The government is yet again under fire for its handling of Covid-19, as cases rise across parts of the country.…

Should we worry about the new variant of Covid-19?

15 December 2020 7:33 am

Should we worry about the emergence of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19? News of the…

What the Lancet study tells us about the Oxford vaccine

9 December 2020 8:46 am

While the Pfizer vaccine became the first to be used in a public vaccination programme on Tuesday, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine…

The Met Office’s confused climate change forecasts

8 December 2020 12:36 am

Oh, do make your mind up. Is snow in Britain going to be eradicated for good due to climate change…

What does the different Covid data tell us?

5 December 2020 7:32 am

In spite of the approval of one vaccine and the likely approval of at least two others, the government seems…

What do excess deaths tell us about Covid?

26 November 2020 7:28 pm

Assessing the number of Covid deaths has been notoriously difficult throughout the pandemic. Over the summer, English figures were revised down…

Do some people have hidden immunity against Covid?

21 November 2020 12:10 am

Remember ‘immunity passports’? Back in April they were floated as a possible means by which we could all get back…

The fatal flaw in Boris’s ten point carbon plan

18 November 2020 11:29 pm

There is nothing wrong with the general direction of policy contained within the government’s ten point plan to cut carbon…

Have Moderna outdone the Pfizer vaccine?

17 November 2020 12:23 am

Another week, another set of preliminary results from a Covid-19 vaccine trial. This time it is the Moderna vaccine candidate,…

Will the Pfizer vaccine live up to the hype?

10 November 2020 1:03 am

So is this the big turning point? Markets certainly seem to think so. No sooner had news broken that the…

Gone with the wind: why electricity shortages are becoming the norm

6 November 2020 3:54 am

If it wasn’t miserable enough being told that I have to spend the next month at home, now I have…

Covid or no Covid, social distancing could be here to stay

26 October 2020 11:38 pm

Throughout this year, the biggest worry for healthcare planners has been what happens if a second wave of Covid-19 coincides…

The growing evidence on lockdown deaths

20 October 2020 11:30 pm

That the lockdown had a terrible impact on the nation’s health — in ways other than just Covid-19 — is…

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The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country

20 October 2020 6:07 am

It has become a received wisdom in recent months that the US has failed where the EU had succeeded. On…

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The curious case of the man who caught COVID twice

13 October 2020 11:35 pm

Does catching the SARS-CoV-2 virus give us immunity from further infection by the virus or can we catch it a…

How likely are you to catch Covid on a plane?

12 October 2020 6:38 pm

It is little surprise to see the International Air Transport Association (IATA) claiming that the risk of catching Covid-19 on a…

Quantifying the cost of lockdown

28 September 2020 10:01 pm

We have had plenty of anecdotes about people failing to be diagnosed with serious diseases during lockdown. This is thanks to…

Could we see Covid anti-virals before a vaccine?

24 September 2020 7:30 am

In a strategy that now appears to be one of outright suppression, the government has put huge stock in the…

There is no Covid consensus

22 September 2020 11:34 pm

Today, 32 scientists, economists and other academics have written to the Prime Minister demanding a change in policy on Covid-19,…

Five questions for Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance

22 September 2020 7:19 am

The chief medical officer, professor Chris Whitty, and chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, made a statement this morning on…

The growing evidence for T cell Covid immunity

19 September 2020 6:00 pm

Back in May I wroteabout a study by La Jolla Institute for Immunology, which raised the possibility that exposure to…