covid-19

‘Protect the NHS’ is all very well, but when will the NHS protect us?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

After refusing to issue my HRT without a blood pressure test, the GP surgery rang to offer me an appointment.…

Europe's human rights judges are right not to ban compulsory vaccines

9 April 2021 10:29 pm

If you think public health authorities in England are overbearing, spare a thought for the Czechs. Parents who fail to…

Boris will need Labour support for vaccine passports

9 April 2021 2:50 am

No prime minister wants to be dependent on the opposition to get the government’s business through the House of Commons.…

Berlin has been bounced into accepting Sputnik

9 April 2021 12:04 am

Munich has had enough of the vaccine chaos in Berlin and Brussels. In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Bavaria’s minister…

Johnson is in trouble over vaccine passports – and it's showing

6 April 2021 4:20 am

The biggest question facing Boris Johnson at this evening’s press conference was so-called vaccine passports. Plans for his scheme were…

Johnson takes the next step out of lockdown

6 April 2021 3:05 am

When Boris Johnson first unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown, there was a promise of an end to restrictions by 21…

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…

Macron's Napoleon complex

4 April 2021 4:15 pm

May 5th this year will be the two hundredth anniversary of Napoleon’s death on Saint Helena, the tiny island in…

My password amnesia got me into hot water

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Chelsea/Gstaad Oh, to be in England! But let’s start at the beginning. I challenge any reader to claim they are…

Macron's latest lockdown fiasco

1 April 2021 6:58 am

On New Year’s Eve, Emmanuel Macron promised France an economic revival by the Spring. Cancel that. Instead, as the intensive…

Can we see the vaccine effect?

31 March 2021 2:14 am

Britain’s Covid data is moving in the right direction. Today’s update from the Office for National Statistics confirms this on…

Boris Johnson's vaccine problem

30 March 2021 4:51 am

On the day that people are finally allowed to gather in groups of six outside, tennis games get underway and wild…

Zoomers like me don't realise how lucky we are

28 March 2021 5:30 pm

For millennials like me, talkin’ ’bout our generation usually involves complaining. We Generation Zs – or zoomers – can’t seem…

France accuses Britain of vaccine 'blackmail'

27 March 2021 3:17 am

In some ways you have to admire the sheer shamelessness of the French government. To spend the start of the…

Merkel's blundering lockdown U-turn

25 March 2021 7:14 pm

During her 16 years in office, Angela Merkel has produced a couple of memorable sentences that will be imprinted into…

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.…

Merkel declares a 'new pandemic' as Germany locks down again

24 March 2021 3:12 am

A year on from the onset of the Covid crisis, Angela Merkel had grim news for Germans this morning: our…

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…

Is the UK about to be forced into a vaccine war?

22 March 2021 7:23 pm

Is the UK about to be forced into a vaccine war? That’s the concern in Westminster after Brussels upped the…

Let's call time on Britain's gerontocracy

20 March 2021 6:00 pm

The boomers are eating their grandchildren. They don’t see it this way, of course, but they are doing it nonetheless.…

Will Covid cost less than expected?

20 March 2021 2:19 am

It’s no surprise that the bill for Covid-19 keeps racking up. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest forecast predicts borrowing will…

Boris Johnson attempts to calm vaccine concerns

19 March 2021 5:23 am

The message from Boris Johnson’s press conference this evening was one of reassurance. Following the decision by several EU member…

The EU's jab snatching ruse is legally absurd

18 March 2021 7:01 am

For some months now, increasingly disturbing statements on the law or legal threats have emanated from the EU. Some of…

Why isn't Britain adopting the Danish roadmap?

17 March 2021 3:22 am

Denmark’s greatest philosopher, Søren Kirkegaard, experienced only one epidemic in his lifetime, the cholera outbreak of 1853, which occurred after…

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.…