coronavirus

Why we shouldn’t fear a ‘fourth wave’ of Covid

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid is meeting a wall of immunity

The path to re-enchantment

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Most social occasions now seem to kick off with a wasted hour or two. The time is spent discussing Covid:…

Are booster shots necessary?

3 August 2021 7:32 am

Will Britain become the first country in the world to have a large section of its population immunised against Covid-19…

Is the government bluffing on vaccine passports?

31 July 2021 10:28 am

Over the past week, the government have been upping the ante when it comes to calls for vaccine passports. Long…

Why am I so angry?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Why have we become so quick to anger?

Portrait of the week: Channel crossings, chain-gangs for criminals and Tesco Bank shuts up shop

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Home The daily number of coronavirus cases detected by tests fell from 54,674 on 17 July to 23,511 by 27…

Why a return to a free and open world is vital

31 July 2021 9:00 am

There is something bizarre about a sporting event designed to bring people and nations together but from which spectators have…

The vaccination campaign is making the same mistakes as Remain

30 July 2021 8:54 pm

One of the great cautionary tales of the last five years is how political campaigns can start off with what…

Macron's war on Covid meets resistance

28 July 2021 6:00 pm

A manager of an attraction park in France was reportedly assaulted on Sunday after he denied entry to a customer.…

How many Covid hospitalisations are caused by Covid?

28 July 2021 12:11 pm

How many people have been taken into hospital and are dying with Covid, and how many have been admitted to…

Whitehall’s Covid gloom could harm our economic recovery

28 July 2021 7:52 am

As the government continues to put forward an extremely cautiousnarrative about re-opening, more evidence emerged today that the economy issurging…

How Australia was caught in lockdown limbo

28 July 2021 6:23 am

Sajid Javid’s deleted weekend tweet about Britain ‘learning to live with, rather than cower from Covid’ upset just about everyone…

The danger of vaccine passports for education

27 July 2021 11:22 pm

In one sense vaccines are the perfect example of the ‘greater good’. Every citizen bears a tiny risk to protect…

The Lancet, China and the origins of coronavirus

27 July 2021 4:47 pm

Right from its first issue in 1823, the Lancet was more than just an ordinary medical journal. Its founding editor,…

Emmanuel Macron’s dangerous infantilisation of the French

26 July 2021 5:23 am

From St Tropez to La Rochelle to Deauville, there is a familiar sight this summer in many of France’s most…

Party time: the price of freedom

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Party time depends on following the party line

Portrait of the week: Covid in cabinet, pingdemic pandemonium and Ben & Jerry’s boycott

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Home On the eve of the day that most coronavirus restrictions were to be lifted, the Prime Minister and Chancellor…

Sajid Javid: My isolation diary

24 July 2021 9:00 am

You always remember when a prime minister calls you to ask you to take on a new role, and you…

Now what? The government’s Covid optimism is fading fast

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The government’s Covid optimism is fading fast

Could the third wave be running out of steam?

20 July 2021 10:46 pm

Will we get to 100,000 new Covid infections a day, as Sajid Javid has suggested, or even to 200,000 a…

The depressing spectacle of ‘freedom day’

20 July 2021 1:00 am

It was billed as ‘freedom day’. Yet few people, it seems, either want to enjoy their new-found freedom or are…

How ‘freedom day’ became ‘chaos day’

19 July 2021 7:22 pm

Welcome to ‘freedom day’, or more properly ‘chaos day’ – with businesses warning they can’t operate because too many employees…

Macron’s vaccine passports are a betrayal of French values

19 July 2021 5:24 pm

What a celebration of diversity I witnessed in Paris on Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the…

Has Boris got cold feet over ‘freedom day’?

17 July 2021 11:00 am

A very strange ‘freedom day’ greets us on Monday. Legally, almost all restrictions will be lifted. But practically, ministers are…

Portrait of the week: Mixed messages on masks, protests in Cuba and good news for pandas

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Home England expects everyone to wear masks in crowded places, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said in a televised address,…