vaccines

Macron's Covid crackdown is a risky bet

13 July 2021 5:28 pm

Will the French accept compulsory vaccination against Covid? Health passports to get on a plane or train? Children of 12…

Travel quarantine scrapped for double-jabbed

9 July 2021 9:20 am

International travel rules will be relaxed on 19 June as part of the wider scrapping of social distancing rules and masks.…

What is the purpose of test and trace?

7 July 2021 8:59 am

At yesterday’s press conference, Boris Johnson announced that his government was shelving plans for domestic ‘Covid certificates’ (i.e. vaccine passports),…

Boris's 'freedom day' spells misery for many

6 July 2021 10:36 pm

The projection from Sajid Javid that Covid-19 infections could surge to a record 100,000 per day in a few weeks,…

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…

Boris Johnson delays the end of lockdown

15 June 2021 9:01 am

Boris Johnson has this evening confirmed that he will delay the lifting of all Covid restrictions by four weeks to…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

What the fight against HIV can teach us about defeating Covid-19

22 April 2021 9:20 pm

In the eighties, we were warned to beware an easily spread, deadly virus. The government’s ominous HIV adverts told us…

Berlin has been bounced into accepting Sputnik

9 April 2021 12:04 am

Munich has had enough of the vaccine chaos in Berlin and Brussels. In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Bavaria’s minister…

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…

Go with the flow: how helpful is mass testing?

6 April 2021 2:40 am

Over half the adult population has been vaccinated, new infections and deaths have plummeted to their lowest level since last…

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…

Could the Sputnik vaccine end Russia’s rift with the West?

2 April 2021 5:00 pm

Accounts differ. But it would appear that during a wide-ranging conference call earlier this week, the leaders of France and…

How the Sputnik vaccine brought down Slovakia’s Prime Minister

31 March 2021 1:26 am

March was a dark month for Slovakia. Covid cases and deaths in the country were among the highest in Europe,…

Gove hints at vaccine passport app

30 March 2021 9:31 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that ministers were lining up on broadcast to insists vaccine passports were out of the…

The EU’s vaccine grab breaches the rule of law

25 March 2021 6:00 pm

The EU is discussing confiscating and requisitioning private property. It is surprisingly brazen about this. The bloc is proposing both…

Boris tries to avoid a vaccine war

24 March 2021 5:31 am

After France’s Europe Minister became the latest politician to threaten a vaccine export ban on the UK, Boris Johnson used today’s…

Is the UK about to be forced into a vaccine war?

22 March 2021 7:23 pm

Is the UK about to be forced into a vaccine war? That’s the concern in Westminster after Brussels upped the…

Boris Johnson attempts to calm vaccine concerns

19 March 2021 5:23 am

The message from Boris Johnson’s press conference this evening was one of reassurance. Following the decision by several EU member…

The EU's jab snatching ruse is legally absurd

18 March 2021 7:01 am

For some months now, increasingly disturbing statements on the law or legal threats have emanated from the EU. Some of…

Is Matt Hancock trying to spin a vaccine supply crisis?

18 March 2021 5:33 am

Matt Hancock was tremendously smiley when he led Wednesday’s coronavirus press briefing. In between beaming, he managed to tell us…

Why isn't Britain adopting the Danish roadmap?

17 March 2021 3:22 am

Denmark’s greatest philosopher, Søren Kirkegaard, experienced only one epidemic in his lifetime, the cholera outbreak of 1853, which occurred after…

Support for Merkel's party is crumbling

16 March 2021 11:24 pm

On Sunday, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) suffered a historic election defeat in their former heartlands of…

UK slams EU over 'completely false' vaccine claims

10 March 2021 10:02 am

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has blasted claims by a senior Eurocrat that the UK is hampering the bloc’s vaccine rollout,…