Ross Clark

Why Warwick’s Covid modelling doesn’t add up

19 June 2021 10:46 am

This week began with more frightening graphs from SPI-M, the government’s scientific modelling committee. A team at Warwick University calculated…

Rishi Sunak and the coming Tory battle over climate change

18 June 2021 9:49 am

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, isn’t normally given to waffle, which makes his maiden appearance on GB News all the more…

Is inflation about to bite?

16 June 2021 10:49 pm

The signs were there for all to see — pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and so on all pushing up their prices. Businesses…

Covid and the difficulty with ‘following the science’

16 June 2021 8:35 am

Did anyone fancy being in Boris Johnson’s shoes before he made the decision to delay the full lifting of Covid…

Is furlough holding back the jobs market?

15 June 2021 9:51 pm

The latest employment figures, published this morning, confirm a remarkable aspect of the Covid pandemic: that it appears to have…

Will the G7 tax deal survive?

10 June 2021 8:35 am

What are the chances of the G7’s agreement on a minimum rate of corporation tax actually coming into effect? While…

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…

Does the Indian variant increase the risk of hospitalisation?

5 June 2021 10:23 am

Is the Indian variant really more like to land you in hospital? That is the claim being widely reported this…

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…

Has Covid accelerated the cashless society?

2 June 2021 1:10 am

Time is, I fear, running out. Running out, that is, to avoid handing to a small number of multinational corporations…

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

Biden's tax plan spells bad news for Ireland

28 May 2021 2:54 am

Biden’s America, of course, is all about re-engaging with the world after four years of isolationism. But if you are…

Covid deaths in context

27 May 2021 8:04 pm

What would have been your overall chances of dying in the first 19 weeks of 2021 compared with recent years?…

Covid sufferers aren't the only victims of the pandemic

24 May 2021 9:55 pm

Covid deaths are down to a trickle, but what about the indirect consequences of the pandemic: deaths that come from…

Is it time to phase out the AstraZeneca vaccine?

23 May 2021 8:39 pm

We still await good data on the transmissibility of the Indian variants of Sars-CoV-2, something the government insists is vital…

The post-Covid boom means inflation will be back

21 May 2021 10:07 pm

Amid the panic over the Indian variant this week it would have been easy to miss news that the Consumer…

Has India's second Covid wave peaked?

20 May 2021 10:48 pm

While the Indian variant continues to dominate the headlines, India itself seems to have dropped out of the news a…

Does getting Covid-19 protect you against reinfection?

19 May 2021 8:32 pm

How well does prior exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus protect you against reinfection? It has been a hotly-debated subject since…

What Greenpeace's 'Wasteminster' stunt won't tell you

19 May 2021 5:56 pm

Greenpeace has been responsible for many a fatuous stunt over the years, but its latest video has a point. It…

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…