Ross Clark

How many years of life did lockdown save – or destroy?

10 August 2020 9:10 pm

It’s official – lockdown will eventually have a greater impact on our lives and health than Covid-19 itself. That, at…

Has Trump’s Covid-19 response really been so dire?

5 August 2020 6:25 pm

The sight of Donald Trump fumbling with charts during his interview on HBO this Monday has provided much ammunition for…

Will the speculative vaccine shopping spree ever end?

29 July 2020 11:24 pm

Somewhere, possibly in the land of big sheds, just off the M1 in Leicestershire, must be a burgeoning NHS surplus…

Is Covid immunity fading?

27 July 2020 11:02 pm

More data emerges on one of the central questions of the Covid-19 epidemic: just how many of us have had…

Is the demise of polar bears being exaggerated?

23 July 2020 6:16 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could debate climate change for five minutes without hearing about polar bears or being…

What we don't (yet) know about the Oxford vaccine

21 July 2020 3:09 am

How excited should we be about the latest news of the Oxford vaccine? At least this time – in contrast…

Labour’s wealth tax proposal is deeply flawed

6 July 2020 11:25 pm

Will Labour ever stop pushing for punitive taxation? Not content with gifting the Conservatives an 80 seat majority in December,…

The next culture war will be over climate change

4 July 2020 9:23 pm

It is steadily becoming clear where the woke brigade will go once the current moral panic over racism has run…

Did Harry and Meghan’s wedding really raise £1bn in revenue?

2 July 2020 9:38 pm

Without going into the ins and outs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s withdrawal from royal life, still less…

What we still don't know about Covid in Leicester

2 July 2020 6:41 pm

Just why has Leicester been locked down, its economy placed back in the deep freeze and many more of its…

A Huawei U-turn must now be inevitable

1 July 2020 10:04 pm

The declaration by US authorities that Huawei and fellow Chinese comms firm ZTE are national security threats is likely to have a clear…

Should we be afraid of this new swine flu?

30 June 2020 10:13 pm

Imagine if a vaccine for Covid-19 was approved tomorrow, and that within weeks we had all been vaccinated. Would life…

Was Covid with us long before anyone realised?

29 June 2020 11:37 pm

One of the mysteries of the Covid-19 crisis is how the disease seemed to bubble up out of nowhere in…

Isn’t it time Sacha Baron Cohen got cancelled?

29 June 2020 9:46 pm

How helpful of the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to reveal that there are two or three people in America who…

The limits of Covid death statistics

24 June 2020 1:38 am

As is often said, choose your statistics carefully and you can use them make just about any point you want…

Was Baden-Powell a Nazi sympathiser?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Police were no match for the Black Lives Matter mob that pulled down a statue of Edward Colston last week…

Is this the real reason Sweden didn't lockdown?

17 June 2020 9:01 pm

Anders Tegnell is either a hero or villain, depending on whether you think Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 has saved the…

Is dexamethasone a major Covid breakthrough?

17 June 2020 6:23 am

Just how a big a deal is today’s announcement that the steroid anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone has been shown to be…

Wisconsin's lockdown lifting offers a lesson for Britain

12 June 2020 4:03 am

What would happen if the government suddenly announced that from next week it was ending all lockdown measures and that…

Statue toppling is doing a disservice to Black Lives Matter

12 June 2020 1:37 am

I don’t know how much of a organisational structure there is to Black Lives Matter in Britain but if I…

Why aren't broadcasters scrutinising Neil Ferguson's claims?

11 June 2020 6:35 am

Resigning in disgrace has come to take on a very different meaning than it did in the days when John…

Our coal-free months aren't as impressive as they seem

10 June 2020 10:41 pm

At midnight last night Britain passed a milestone: it was two months since a coal plant anywhere in the country…

Are we heading for a second peak?

8 June 2020 11:01 pm

Are we going to see a dreaded second spike in coronavirus cases? The question has a new poignancy after a…

The Covid chasm between East and West

1 June 2020 9:33 pm

Sweden has received quite a kicking for its decision to avoid a lockdown: look at its death rate, critics say,…

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

30 May 2020 8:00 pm

Two weeks ago I wrote hereabout a study by the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California, which found that…