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…

Europe’s reckless caution over AstraZeneca

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The first smear campaign against AstraZeneca, when Emmanuel Macron falsely claimed at the start of the year that the jab…

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.…

Poles apart: why the Polish community doesn’t want the vaccine

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Why the Polish community doesn’t want the vaccine

Which TV interviews have attracted bigger audiences than Harry and Meghan’s?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Good for the goose The government indicated that it will ban foie gras, out of animal welfare concerns. While it…

Vaccines are testing Central Europe’s loyalties to the EU

10 March 2021 5:00 pm

In a fresh embarrassment for the EU in its vaccine rollout, breakaway member Hungary is now at the top of…

Corruption affects everything in Palestine – even vaccines

9 March 2021 9:58 pm

Visit certain parts of the West Bank and you’ll encounter mansions owned by senior officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA).…

Portrait of the week: A Covid Budget, a Cotswold meteor and Angelina Jolie sells Churchill’s painting

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Home First-dose coronavirus vaccinations totalled more than 20 million. A study suggested that in the over-eighties, a single dose of…

The moral debate over Covid jabs for children

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The ethics of Covid jabs for children

The word ‘like’ is in crisis

6 March 2021 9:00 am

‘Blame Kingsley Amis,’ said my husband, with the carelessness of one defying a man out of earshot. The blame, such…

The EU's ugly vaccine nationalism

5 March 2021 5:09 am

We have to rid the world of vaccine nationalism. No one is protected until we are all protected. And we…

Oxford’s remarkable vaccine success

2 March 2021 5:48 am

It is worth taking a moment to stand back and applaud Sarah Gilbert and the Oxford vaccine team’s achievement. The…

EU leaders’ vaccine sniping backfires

2 March 2021 5:13 am

The eyes of the world have been on Britain’s vaccination programme in recent months, as the UK government embarked on…

What will life look like after 21 June?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Alas’ is a word used many times by Boris Johnson during the pandemic. It is how he prefaces announcements that…

English beef: the sinister side to France’s mistrust of Britain

27 February 2021 9:00 am

The sinister side to France’s mistrust of the ‘Anglo-Saxons’

Why is Tony Blair driving government policy?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why is the former PM driving Covid policy?

Which Covid vaccine is really the most effective?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

State of the art Graffiti on Edvard Munch’s first version of ‘The Scream’ was revealed to be the work of…

Why do old people have fewer antibodies after the vaccine?

26 February 2021 1:02 am

The UK policy of delaying second doses of the Pfizer vaccine has been criticised by some as risky, with Pfizer…

Face masks in schools: a note on the evidence

24 February 2021 11:54 pm

Secondary-school children returning to school from 8 March will be required to wear masks in classrooms, at least for several…

Germany is regretting its criticism of the Oxford Covid jab

24 February 2021 8:15 pm

Germany’s fridges are filled with Oxford jabs. But there’s a problem: 80 per cent of the 735,000 doses delivered to Germany…

We could all pay the price for the EU's foolish vaccine nationalism

23 February 2021 10:31 pm

I’m a card carrying, Europe-loving, wishy-washy centre-left liberal. It therefore pains me to point this out: the EU in general,…

Vaccination offers us a road out of lockdown. Let’s take it

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

As an epidemiologist and doctor who volunteered to return to the frontline in both waves, I have seen first hand…

Where will vaccine passports take us?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Desperate to find someone to commemorate with a statue for having done great things, but who isn’t a white male,…

Power jab: the rise of vaccine diplomacy

20 February 2021 9:00 am

An international power tussle over vaccines is under way