Tony Blair's Covid grift

17 August 2022 10:39 pm

Have we yet seen the end of Covid restrictions? It is tempting to think so. For many people, Covid and…

Pfizer’s Covid pill breakthrough

6 November 2021 10:00 am

After the UK medicines regulator yesterday approved Merck’s Covid pill for use on recently infected, vulnerable patients, Pfizer announced its…

Why Israel is rolling out a third Covid jab

31 July 2021 1:33 pm

Israel has today become the first country in the world to offer a third Covid-19 booster vaccine on a large…

Should we be mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots?

30 June 2021 8:41 am

To date, the Covid vaccination programme in Britain has involved two doses of one of three vaccines – AstraZeneca, Pfizer…

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…

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…

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…

How effective are the Covid vaccines?

11 February 2021 12:29 am

Reports have filtered through this morning about Public Health England’s assessment of the efficacy of the two vaccines so far…

Can we boost immunity with the vaccines we have now?

5 February 2021 12:07 am

What to make of the news this morning that Oxford University is to ask for volunteers to take part in…

How Israel became a world leader in vaccination

2 January 2021 5:25 am

On a cold night three days before the end of the 2020 I drove down to Jerusalem’s Pais Arena. The…

Europe’s slow vaccine approval is testing Germany’s patience

16 December 2020 11:56 pm

The Bundestag can’t be an easy place to be a politician right now. At the start of the pandemic, Germany…

Don't panic about the Covid vaccine allergy risk

10 December 2020 2:32 am

In the coming weeks, you are inevitably going to see a slew of stories in the media about side effects…

Did Brexit lead to the UK’s vaccine success?

3 December 2020 5:56 am

Today the United Kingdom became the first country in the West to clinically authorise a vaccine protecting against Covid-19, after…

There's nothing wrong with profiting from a vaccine

17 November 2020 3:14 am

A couple of shots to the arm and this will all be over. With today’s news from Moderna, last week’s…

The questions we must ask about the Covid vaccine

14 November 2020 9:00 am

The Covid vaccine still has a long way to go


Pfizer U-turns at warp speed

10 November 2020 6:37 am

Pfizer announced Monday that a coronavirus vaccine the company was working on had proven to be 90 percent effective at…

Will the Pfizer vaccine live up to the hype?

10 November 2020 1:03 am

So is this the big turning point? Markets certainly seem to think so. No sooner had news broken that the…

David Cameron leaves the headquarters of the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in 2008 (Photo: Getty)

We must play the blame game over HBOS. How else will bankers learn?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

‘Everyone remembers the names of Applegarth of Northern Rock and Goodwin of RBS, but history may judge the HBOS men…

Why I’m thankful that Atos found me fit to work

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Being found ‘fit for work’ changed my life for the better

George Osborne’s cynical grab for northern votes (and why I’m for it)

28 June 2014 9:00 am

When John Prescott used to wax garrulous about a ‘superhighway’ from Hull to Liverpool, everyone assumed it was a wheeze…

Forget about saving British big pharma – it's little pharma we should be helping

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Readers in all sorts of places — at the club bar, over a birthday lunch, even along the church pew…

Pfizer’s already beaten Ed Miliband. Now it just needs to offer the right price

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Pfizer will almost certainly have to offer more than its second bid of £50 a share for rival drug giant…

Portrait of the week

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, disappointing hotheads who’d expected 1 per cent. It…

Why the bankers’ bonus debate is not going away

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A bouquet to Alison Kennedy, ‘governance and stewardship director’ at the Edinburgh-based pensions provider Standard Life, for leading the rebellion…