lockdown

The hidden death toll of lockdown

10 April 2021 9:00 am

The last patient I treated was 105 years old. She has lived through two world wars, a depression and at…

The competitive cult of cosiness

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Can we escape the cult of cosiness?

After London lockdown, LA is like Disneyland

10 April 2021 9:00 am

When I arrived a month ago, one wouldn’t believe LA was suffering a major pandemic. The roads were still busy…

‘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.…

The creeping authoritarianism of the Covid-19 restrictions

7 April 2021 4:00 pm

How can a country abide a government that consistently says one thing and then does the exact opposite? Whether it’s…

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…

The joy and suffering of writing a book

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Spring is coming. There was snow in the garden till last week, here in Canada, where I have been spending…

Britain’s travel ban brings risks of its own

3 April 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to get Britain travelling again

Talking down vaccines is a short-sighted tactic

3 April 2021 12:48 am

How strange to have spent a year in a world where to hug someone outside of your household is not…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Why I’ve gone right off the police

20 March 2021 9:00 am

‘Welcome to Victims First. Please leave your name and number and we will return your call. Beeeeeeeeeeeep!’ I had rung…

How real is the performing arts exodus?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Richard Bratby on the post-Covid exodus of talent from the performing arts

Can John Lewis and Waitrose really remain partners?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Historians of unforeseen crises talk about ‘chaos theory’ and the ‘butterfly effect’, in which a small perturbation far away —…

My plan to kick off life after lockdown

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The last time I went to a football game was on Saturday 7 March last year when my 12-year-old son…

The finest humous in England: Arabica food boxes reviewed

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Restaurant-goers who cannot let go of restaurants — for professional or other reasons — are floating on a sea of…

Awards season loses its shine when no one can go to the cinema

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The inevitable listlessness of this year’s awards season

Has Neil Ferguson been proved right about Covid?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Calculated risk It is a year since Neil Ferguson’s Imperial College team published the paper that inspired the government to…