covid

Will Covid turn into the common cold?

9 August 2021 7:32 am

Many experts and modellers thought that the 19 July reopening would be a disaster. So far, that has not been…

New York’s vaccine passport scheme could have a nasty side effect

4 August 2021 7:11 pm

The latest French export to the United States is a requirement that people show proof of vaccination to visit indoor bars,…

Should Boris pay people to take the jab?

4 August 2021 3:44 pm

The steady stream of mixed messages coming from government ministers have been one of the few constants during the pandemic. Boris…

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…

Australia proves the cost of zero Covid

27 July 2021 9:47 am

The UK is growing at the fastest pace in 80 years. The United States, fuelled by President Biden’s stimulus programme,…

Can Boris and his ministers agree on the point of the Covid app?

21 July 2021 7:51 am

What is the point of the Covid-19 app? Ministers seem to be as in the dark about the answer to…

Whitty's lockdown warning will trouble Boris

16 July 2021 8:04 pm

In a Science Museum webinar yesterday, Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, warned about the increasing number of people in…

Travel quarantine scrapped for double-jabbed

9 July 2021 9:20 am

International travel rules will be relaxed on 19 June as part of the wider scrapping of social distancing rules and masks.…

Boris's 'freedom day' spells misery for many

6 July 2021 10:36 pm

The projection from Sajid Javid that Covid-19 infections could surge to a record 100,000 per day in a few weeks,…

Boris Johnson's plan for 'freedom day'

6 July 2021 5:12 pm

Four weeks later than planned, ministers are preparing to lift nearly all Covid restrictions from 19 July. This afternoon, Boris…

Will Sajid Javid champion the end of Covid restrictions?

28 June 2021 5:37 pm

As the row over Matt Hancock’s relationship with his married adviser Gina Coladangelo continues to dominate the news, attention in…

Prepare for the EU’s ‘Hamilton moment’

22 June 2021 3:00 pm

The EU may boast a common currency like any other state (even if nearly a third of its 27 members…

France's silent majority has rejected Macron – and Le Pen

21 June 2021 8:34 pm

I popped down to the Salle du Peuple on Sunday to see how the voting was going in the departmental…

Brexit, lockdown and the fracturing of British politics

17 June 2021 8:45 am

Is our society becoming less tolerant and more viscerally tribal? Or is our politics provoking people into committing more angry…

Covid and the difficulty with ‘following the science’

16 June 2021 8:35 am

Did anyone fancy being in Boris Johnson’s shoes before he made the decision to delay the full lifting of Covid…

France’s Covid stoicism has put Britain to shame

9 June 2021 8:51 pm

I feel like a teenager again. Tonight I’m allowed out until 11pm. What’s more, I’m permitted to go inside my…

Should we mix Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid jabs?

8 June 2021 8:35 am

Should the NHS be mixing vaccines for better effect, or at least offering people who have had one dose of…

Does the Indian variant increase the risk of hospitalisation?

5 June 2021 10:23 am

Is the Indian variant really more like to land you in hospital? That is the claim being widely reported this…

Prepare for China's nationalist turn

4 June 2021 1:17 am

In recent days, it has been striking how many people in Westminster and Whitehall now think the lab leak theory…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

The Covid lab leak theory is looking increasingly plausible

29 May 2021 9:00 am

What was once a Covid conspiracy theory is looking more plausible

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

Portrait of the week: Bashir’s reckoning, Dominic Cummings’s evidence and ‘secret’ local lockdowns

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Home The BBC was engulfed in doubts after a report by Lord Dyson blamed Martin Bashir for deceiving the late…

Racing badly needs the full relaxation of restrictions

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Humans are herd animals too. Jockeys, trainers, owners and those enjoying the few prized media attendance slots for racing behind…

Scotland is open – and desperate for English tourists

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Scotland is open – and desperate for English tourists