AstraZeneca

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…

The pandemic’s transatlantic divide in executive salaries

15 May 2021 9:00 am

‘Consider a temporary cut in executive salaries’ was the Confederation of British Industry’s advice to members at the start of…

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…

My best Duke of Edinburgh salute for my oncologist

10 April 2021 9:00 am

In the waiting room I thought about the Duke of Edinburgh. In particular, I pictured him saluting the cenotaph on…

The dilemma of vaccination

10 April 2021 9:00 am

We have a government which is basically libertarian in its instincts, despite its current affection for telling us what we…

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…

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…

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.…

Europe’s reckless caution over AstraZeneca

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The first smear campaign against AstraZeneca, when Emmanuel Macron falsely claimed at the start of the year that the jab…

My thrilling rendezvous with the sausage lady

20 March 2021 9:00 am

One day last week we did a wine run up to Manosque in the foothills of the Alps, leaving early…

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…

My €25 Covid jab surprise

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Around the time that poor M. Macron was casting televised aspersions on the AstraZeneca jab, I was offered one by…

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,…

Can we boost immunity with the vaccines we have now?

5 February 2021 12:07 am

What to make of the news this morning that Oxford University is to ask for volunteers to take part in…

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…

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 vaccine goalposts have shifted

8 September 2020 3:42 am

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided a vaccine update this morning London time, reporting that the chances of the Oxford…

George Osborne’s cynical grab for northern votes (and why I’m for it)

28 June 2014 9:00 am

When John Prescott used to wax garrulous about a ‘superhighway’ from Hull to Liverpool, everyone assumed it was a wheeze…

Forget about saving British big pharma – it's little pharma we should be helping

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Readers in all sorts of places — at the club bar, over a birthday lunch, even along the church pew…

Pfizer’s already beaten Ed Miliband. Now it just needs to offer the right price

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Pfizer will almost certainly have to offer more than its second bid of £50 a share for rival drug giant…

Portrait of the week

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, disappointing hotheads who’d expected 1 per cent. It…

Why the bankers’ bonus debate is not going away

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A bouquet to Alison Kennedy, ‘governance and stewardship director’ at the Edinburgh-based pensions provider Standard Life, for leading the rebellion…