The need for speed: can we outpace Covid?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Can we outpace Covid?

Are Germans losing faith in the European project?

19 February 2021 6:00 pm

Germans are increasingly losing faith in the European Union due to its bungled handling of the vaccine roll-out. Germany and…

Covid cases have collapsed

19 February 2021 1:40 am

Last month, Imperial College’s React study claimed that new cases of Covid were static or even rising slightly. This contradicted…

Why Eastern Europe is looking to Russia and China for vaccines

18 February 2021 6:00 pm

With Central and Eastern European countries still gripped by Covid-19, the EU’s slow vaccine rollout has offered little solace in…

Why are so many health workers turning down the vaccine?

16 February 2021 12:15 am

On Saturday the government hit its target of administering a first vaccine dose to 15 million of the highest-risk groups…

Portrait of the week: A royal baby, Boohoo buyouts and France legalises lunch al desko

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Home On Sunday 7 February, as the week began, 11,465,210 people in the United Kingdom had received a first vaccination…

Papers, please: immunity IDs are on the way

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Where will vaccine passports lead?

Tory nerves are growing over Boris Johnson's Covid strategy

13 February 2021 1:21 am

When the third lockdown was voted on in the House of Commons last month, there was a smaller Tory rebellion than the previous…

Von der Leyen has learnt nothing from the EU's vaccine fiasco

11 February 2021 12:58 am

As non-apology apologies go, it was right up there with the best of them. Speaking to MEPs today, the president…

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…

Hungary’s vaccine strategy risks showing up the EU

10 February 2021 12:27 am

You have to admire Hungary’s chutzpah. Not only has it bypassed Brussels to pursue its own vaccine procurement strategy, it…

Secrets of the Vaccine Taskforce’s success

6 February 2021 9:00 am

How the Vaccine Taskforce did it

Minority groups should ignore the anti-vax charlatans

6 February 2021 9:00 am

My great-great-grandmother, born on a Barbadian plantation and transported to what was British Guiana in the 19th century, gave rise…

Vaccine success is a boost for Boris – and the Union

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Imagine for a minute what British politics would be like without a Covid vaccine. The cabinet would be deeply, and…

Von der Leyen gets that sinking feeling

6 February 2021 1:02 am

HMS Britain seems to be a nippier beast after her Brexit refit. That is, at least, according to EU Commission…

Central Europe’s vaccine scepticism problem

3 February 2021 3:47 am

Countries around the world are in a race against time to vaccinate their populations against Covid-19. But there is one…

Why vaccine nationalism won’t end in 2021

1 February 2021 11:47 pm

After the EU’s behaviour last week, no one can be under any illusion about how nationalistic the pandemic has now…

Can Spain's faith in the EU survive Covid?

30 January 2021 5:30 pm

According to ancient Moorish legend, when the world was created each land was given five wishes. Spain’s first four wishes…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine battles, illegal haircuts and Biden’s chat with Boris

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Supplies of the Pfizer vaccine (made in Belgium) were feared to be at risk from a declaration by the…

Are we returning to ‘normalcy’ or ‘normality’?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

New normal Why have so many people started saying ‘normalcy’ rather than ‘normality’? — Normalcy has been traced back to…

Vaccine wars: the global battle for a precious resource

30 January 2021 9:00 am

The vaccine wars are turning nasty

Germany has just undermined the EU's vaccine argument

29 January 2021 1:50 am

Germany’s vaccine committee has advised the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only be given to under-65s. The announcement marks a major twist in a…

How the EU vaccine row could escalate

28 January 2021 3:09 am

The EU is now insisting that AstraZeneca use vaccine produced at its UK site to make up for a shortfall in…

Is the EU to blame for AstraZeneca's vaccine shortage?

27 January 2021 3:00 am

The important difference between AstraZeneca’s relationship with the UK and its relationship with the EU – and the reason it…

The EU’s vaccine catastrophe is a crisis of its own making

25 January 2021 2:19 am

As news emerges that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are cutting supplies of their Covid-19 vaccines to the EU by up…