Ross Clark

Is this the real reason Sweden didn't lockdown?

17 June 2020 9:01 pm

Anders Tegnell is either a hero or villain, depending on whether you think Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 has saved the…

Is dexamethasone a major Covid breakthrough?

17 June 2020 6:23 am

Just how a big a deal is today’s announcement that the steroid anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone has been shown to be…

Wisconsin's lockdown lifting offers a lesson for Britain

12 June 2020 4:03 am

What would happen if the government suddenly announced that from next week it was ending all lockdown measures and that…

Statue toppling is doing a disservice to Black Lives Matter

12 June 2020 1:37 am

I don’t know how much of a organisational structure there is to Black Lives Matter in Britain but if I…

Why aren't broadcasters scrutinising Neil Ferguson's claims?

11 June 2020 6:35 am

Resigning in disgrace has come to take on a very different meaning than it did in the days when John…

Our coal-free months aren't as impressive as they seem

10 June 2020 10:41 pm

At midnight last night Britain passed a milestone: it was two months since a coal plant anywhere in the country…

Are we heading for a second peak?

8 June 2020 11:01 pm

Are we going to see a dreaded second spike in coronavirus cases? The question has a new poignancy after a…

The Covid chasm between East and West

1 June 2020 9:33 pm

Sweden has received quite a kicking for its decision to avoid a lockdown: look at its death rate, critics say,…

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

30 May 2020 8:00 pm

Two weeks ago I wrote hereabout a study by the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California, which found that…

The good and bad news about coronavirus

29 May 2020 4:15 am

Finally we are getting a clue to the most vital statistic of the Covid-19 epidemic: how many people in Britain…

Are young people more likely to catch Covid?

21 May 2020 8:26 pm

It has been clear from the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic that there is a very steep age profile to…

Should Britain relax the two-metre distance rule?

21 May 2020 4:20 am

Could the Government be about to relax the two-metre rule for social distancing? On Wednesday morning, professor Robert Dingwall, a…

Stanford study suggests coronavirus might not be as deadly as flu

20 May 2020 8:50 pm

One of the great unknowns of the Covid-19 crisis is just how deadly the disease is. Much of the panic…

Covid's knock-on effect on child deaths

16 May 2020 8:55 pm

The daily death toll has been a constant backdrop to the Covid-19 crisis. Would we ever have entered lockdown, would…

Why are some people being repeatedly tested for coronavirus?

16 May 2020 6:44 pm

Testing, the government keeps telling us, is the way out of the coronavirus lockdown. Soon, the Prime Minister assured us…

Could having a cold protect against Covid?

15 May 2020 10:12 pm

Could having a common cold protect you against Covid-19? The intriguing prospect has been raised by a team from the…

Israel’s antibody breakthrough

5 May 2020 9:54 pm

The Israeli government is reporting this morning that the country’s Institute for Biological Research has made a breakthrough in the…

Herd immunity may only need 10-20 per cent of people to be infected

5 May 2020 2:07 am

Since mid-March there has been an assumption that herd immunity against Covid-19 would not be achieved until around 60 per…

Have we been fighting a very different disease to China?

4 May 2020 10:13 pm

One of the great mysteries of coronavirus is how the epidemic has become much more severe in Europe and North…

Coronavirus reinfection fears appear to be unfounded

1 May 2020 9:30 pm

A week ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a warning which, if it were true, would constitute the most…

Could Remdesivir eliminate the need for a coronavirus vaccine?

30 April 2020 3:01 am

Over the past few weeks the government’s scientific advisers have indicated that the only real way out of the coronavirus…

How New Zealand won its fight with coronavirus

27 April 2020 9:31 pm

A milestone was reached today when New Zealand became the first country to declare that all community transmission of coronavirus…

Could this antibody test offer a route out of lockdown?

24 April 2020 9:10 pm

Finally, the government is to start antibody tests to see how prevalent infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus – which causes…

Is the lockdown costing lives?

21 April 2020 9:33 pm

Over the next few weeks we are likely to start hearing more and more about a growing death toll –…

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Massachusetts study finds a third of sample have COVID-19 antibodies

20 April 2020 11:44 pm

Last week I reported here a Stanford University study which found that infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the virus which causes COVID-19…