Ross Clark

Is the Indian Covid variant more dangerous that other strains?

16 May 2021 7:50 am

Does the Indian variant of Sars-CoV-2, B1.617.2, have the capacity to escape vaccines? Is it really more transmissible than the…

Could the Indian variant slow unlocking?

14 May 2021 9:45 pm

So is the ‘irreversible’ lifting of lockdown really irreversible after all? There is a grim echo of what happened last…

Will our vaccines stop the Indian variant?

13 May 2021 9:17 pm

As we have often found with Covid-19, no sooner does a path seem to emerge out of the woods than…

Why stamp duty should be lowered for good

13 May 2021 3:00 pm

Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday has been credited with reviving the property market and blamed for stoking house price inflation,…

Were fears of a third wave overblown?

11 May 2021 9:45 pm

So, the third wave is officially no more. New modelling by SPI-M, the government’s committee on modelling for pandemics, has,…

Are Meghan's Covid claims correct?

11 May 2021 1:11 am

When you are on the side of global enlightenment, the standards of proof required for your assertions tend to be…

The furlough scheme is holding back the jobs market

10 May 2021 11:11 pm

Last week the Bank of England increased its forecast for economic growth in 2021 from 5 to 7.25 per cent.…

Boris shouldn't take the red wall vote for granted

7 May 2021 7:49 pm

There are two popular reactions to the Hartlepool by-election, which one you favour depending largely on your political tribe. The…

The 'Covid deaths' which are not caused by Covid

6 May 2021 2:46 am

Registered Covid deaths fell to just one on Monday, leading many to comment that the epidemic in Britain is effectively…

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…

Is the writing on the wall for the AstraZeneca vaccine?

9 April 2021 2:48 am

It was the great British scientific triumph: an example of how big pharma can work altruistically for the good of…

The future of the Euro is uncertain

8 April 2021 3:00 pm

A decade ago, Europe clambered out of the 2008/09 financial crisis only to fall into the sovereign debt crisis of…

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…

Do critics of the race report have any actual arguments?

3 April 2021 1:33 am

I guess the authors of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities didn’t agree to the job for a quiet…

Is AstraZeneca's Covid jab effective against the South African variant?

25 March 2021 5:05 am

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under attack ever since the results of its phase three trials were announced in December.…

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…

Why the UK shouldn’t engage in vaccine nationalism

21 March 2021 12:14 am

There is a big, big hole in Ursula von der Leyen’s strategy of threatening to ban exports of the Pfizer…

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.…

How worried should we be about a third wave?

10 March 2021 1:06 am

At the beginning of the year, Boris Johnson and his advisers were at pains to tell us that by spring…

Is it time to measure Covid differently?

8 March 2021 12:24 am

According to government figures the toll of Covid 19 so far has been 124,419 deaths (if you define a Covid…

Is this a once-in-a-generation chance to invest in central London?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Is now the time to invest in commercial property?

How worried should we be about the Brazilian variant?

1 March 2021 11:36 pm

How worried should we be about the news that P1, one of the two Brazilian variants of Sars-CoV-2, has been…

Why is Tony Blair driving government policy?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why is the former PM driving Covid policy?

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…