covid

How much damage to the government has Dom’s bomb done?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The more anticipated a parliamentary appearance, the less it tends to live up to its billing. But Dominic Cummings’s testimony…

How can we feed our horses when there’s no hay?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

‘We’re closed for lunch,’ said the farmer, sitting behind the counter of his farm shop with a scowl on his…

Dear Mary: should we exclude our friend for not having had his Covid vaccine?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Q. Once restrictions are lifted, our annual walking group has planned a week’s walk with after-walk gatherings in a different…

Is the daily drip of Covid statistics still helpful?

27 May 2021 7:00 pm

It is hard to remember a time when the daily drip of Covid statistics was not part of our lives.…

Just how far will the NHS go to get me jabbed up?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

More threatening letters from the NHS demanding I let them jab me up with two Covid vaccinations. Or as the…

Has India's second Covid wave peaked?

20 May 2021 10:48 pm

While the Indian variant continues to dominate the headlines, India itself seems to have dropped out of the news a…

Does getting Covid-19 protect you against reinfection?

19 May 2021 8:32 pm

How well does prior exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus protect you against reinfection? It has been a hotly-debated subject since…

The fatal flaw in the Covid travel restrictions

18 May 2021 11:43 pm

Here are two Covid questions, thrown up by the rate at which the Indian variant is infecting parts of the…

Sweden, Covid and lockdown – a look at the data

18 May 2021 2:20 am

Over the last year, the debate about lockdown has been driven to extremes – everyone has, by now, made up their…

Labour are deluding themselves about Boris's 'vaccine bounce'

15 May 2021 3:30 pm

That vast battalion of pinko pundits who confidently expected Boris Johnson to get a drubbing in last week’s elections has…

The sermons poked out of the songs like busted bed springs: Van Morrison livestream reviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Over the decades, Van Morrison’s role within the tower of song has shifted from chief visionary officer to head of…

Is working from home here to stay?

15 May 2021 2:40 am

National Work from Home Day might not be a calendar highlight but it has undoubtedly taken on increased significance during…

Will our vaccines stop the Indian variant?

13 May 2021 9:17 pm

As we have often found with Covid-19, no sooner does a path seem to emerge out of the woods than…

Are Meghan's Covid claims correct?

11 May 2021 1:11 am

When you are on the side of global enlightenment, the standards of proof required for your assertions tend to be…

Merkel is right to reject Biden's vaccine patent plan

7 May 2021 10:04 pm

She handed the vaccine procurement process over to the European Union. She didn’t invest much in new production. And she…

The 'Covid deaths' which are not caused by Covid

6 May 2021 2:46 am

Registered Covid deaths fell to just one on Monday, leading many to comment that the epidemic in Britain is effectively…

‘I’ve seen the bare bones of London’: street painter Peter Brown interviewed

1 May 2021 9:00 am

‘I’ve been seeing the bare bones of London,’ explains the landscape artist Peter Brown, who is known affectionately as ‘Pete…

Despotic laws can — even should — be ignored, says Jonathan Sumption

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Jonathan Sumption has developed ‘many strange habits over the years’, he tells us disarmingly, and one of these is to…

Our doctor’s surgery is beginning to look like a Category A penitentiary

17 April 2021 9:00 am

When the time came for the nurse to ring me to take my blood pressure, the phone simply didn’t ring.…

How much of a threat is the South African variant?

15 April 2021 10:28 pm

For residents of six London boroughs, as well as those in Smethwick in the West Midlands, the partial relaxation of…

The UK’s vaccine roll-out has ended the Brexit debate

12 April 2021 11:21 pm

The country would remain implacably divided for a generation, with Remain and Leave replacing class and geography as the new…

Can Spain's Europhilism last?

11 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘Suppose a man be carried, whilst fast asleep, into a room where there is a person he longs to see…

Why I’m worried about the teenage cancer generation

11 April 2021 4:00 pm

As I sit here writing this, it’s just over one year ago since the first lockdown was imposed, without which…

My best Duke of Edinburgh salute for my oncologist

10 April 2021 9:00 am

In the waiting room I thought about the Duke of Edinburgh. In particular, I pictured him saluting the cenotaph on…

The economic cost of the EU’s vaccine catastrophe

9 April 2021 10:33 pm

It didn’t order enough vaccines, spent too little money, dithered over authorisation and then lashed out at the companies making…