Ross Clark

What percent of Covid deaths were directly from Covid?

25 August 2020 9:30 pm

Just how many people have died of Covid-19, as opposed to having died with the virus? It is a poignant…

Could blood plasma be used to treat Covid-19?

24 August 2020 11:08 pm

What are we to make of the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use…

University challenge: the next education crisis

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Many institutions face the fight of their lives

Is this the end of the line for public transport?

20 August 2020 10:10 pm

News that rail fares are to rise by 1.6 per cent in January, and public transport fares in London by…

Why weren't we wearing masks at the start of the crisis?

19 August 2020 9:31 pm

The rise of the face mask has been one of the remarkable features of the later period of the Covid-19…

Was Sweden’s refusal to lockdown a gruesome mistake?

15 August 2020 2:49 am

Was there ever a jury destined to spend so long over its deliberations as the one considering whether Sweden made…

What's the true cost of lockdown on our kids' futures?

13 August 2020 10:06 pm

We’ve heard endless statistics on the likely death toll from Covid-19, and over the past week we have learned just…

Britain: summer flu is now more deadly than Covid

11 August 2020 10:05 pm

Britain is, of course, in the middle of a deadly pandemic of a novel infectious disease. It’s just that it…

How Covid spread in Sweden's care homes

10 August 2020 11:11 pm

Why did Covid prove so lethal in care homes? Between 2 March and 12 June, there were 66,112 deaths of…

How many years of life did lockdown save – or destroy?

10 August 2020 9:10 pm

It’s official – lockdown will eventually have a greater impact on our lives and health than Covid-19 itself. That, at…

Has Trump’s Covid-19 response really been so dire?

5 August 2020 6:25 pm

The sight of Donald Trump fumbling with charts during his interview on HBO this Monday has provided much ammunition for…

Will the speculative vaccine shopping spree ever end?

29 July 2020 11:24 pm

Somewhere, possibly in the land of big sheds, just off the M1 in Leicestershire, must be a burgeoning NHS surplus…

Is Covid immunity fading?

27 July 2020 11:02 pm

More data emerges on one of the central questions of the Covid-19 epidemic: just how many of us have had…

Is the demise of polar bears being exaggerated?

23 July 2020 6:16 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could debate climate change for five minutes without hearing about polar bears or being…

What we don't (yet) know about the Oxford vaccine

21 July 2020 3:09 am

How excited should we be about the latest news of the Oxford vaccine? At least this time – in contrast…

Labour’s wealth tax proposal is deeply flawed

6 July 2020 11:25 pm

Will Labour ever stop pushing for punitive taxation? Not content with gifting the Conservatives an 80 seat majority in December,…

The next culture war will be over climate change

4 July 2020 9:23 pm

It is steadily becoming clear where the woke brigade will go once the current moral panic over racism has run…

Did Harry and Meghan’s wedding really raise £1bn in revenue?

2 July 2020 9:38 pm

Without going into the ins and outs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s withdrawal from royal life, still less…

What we still don't know about Covid in Leicester

2 July 2020 6:41 pm

Just why has Leicester been locked down, its economy placed back in the deep freeze and many more of its…

A Huawei U-turn must now be inevitable

1 July 2020 10:04 pm

The declaration by US authorities that Huawei and fellow Chinese comms firm ZTE are national security threats is likely to have a clear…

Should we be afraid of this new swine flu?

30 June 2020 10:13 pm

Imagine if a vaccine for Covid-19 was approved tomorrow, and that within weeks we had all been vaccinated. Would life…

Was Covid with us long before anyone realised?

29 June 2020 11:37 pm

One of the mysteries of the Covid-19 crisis is how the disease seemed to bubble up out of nowhere in…

Isn’t it time Sacha Baron Cohen got cancelled?

29 June 2020 9:46 pm

How helpful of the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to reveal that there are two or three people in America who…

The limits of Covid death statistics

24 June 2020 1:38 am

As is often said, choose your statistics carefully and you can use them make just about any point you want…

Was Baden-Powell a Nazi sympathiser?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Police were no match for the Black Lives Matter mob that pulled down a statue of Edward Colston last week…