coronavirus

I tempted fate – and got Covid

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Well, I did warn you. As I typed my column last week on the imminent end of Covid I said…

The truth about that No. 10 party

15 January 2022 9:00 am

People seem surprised and a little doubting that the Prime Minister is incapable of remembering if he attended a party…

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

Now Boris must make another admission: lockdown was a mistake

15 January 2022 9:00 am

On 20 May 2020, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement on social media which summed up the conditions in the…

Letters: Unfair care costs will turn the red wall blue

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Take care Sir: Your editorial (‘Counting the costs’, 8 January) makes valid points regarding the funding of social care. The…

Portrait of the week: No. 10’s garden party, Djokovic’s visa row and France’s vaccine protests

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson admitted to attending evening drinks for about 40 staff in the garden of 10 Downing Street on…

Boris Johnson is running out of road

12 January 2022 5:05 am

There has been no good news for Boris Johnson today. After an email leaked on Monday evening showing that the Prime…

Masks in schools: how convincing is the government's evidence?

8 January 2022 6:00 pm

Why has the government changed its mind and asked children to wear masks in school? When Plan B was announced…

Boris Johnson rejects lockdown (again)

5 January 2022 5:27 am

Boris Johnson latest Covid press conference was slightly confusing. The Prime Minister spent nearly an hour saying nothing particularly new.…

The problem with 'vaccine equity'

4 January 2022 5:03 am

‘A stain on our soul’. That was how Gordon Brown, in his latest missive on the subject, described the failure…

Remember panic-buying? Here's what will happen next time

29 December 2021 12:18 am

It’s post-Christmas, and there are already murmurs about supermarkets with empty shelves. Just as with the petrol shortage in September and…

The churches must stay open

26 December 2021 6:00 pm

Hooray for Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who used the one day of the year when his pronouncements are amplified by the…

Sage modellers start to accept that Omicron is milder

23 December 2021 6:00 pm

Public health officials in Britain and South Africa were on different planets for about a fortnight. While those in South Africa…

Sage memo makes the case for lockdown

23 December 2021 4:55 am

On Monday, Covid restrictions were rejected after the cabinet debated the issue robustly for the first time since the pandemic…

Should businesses receive more Covid support?

22 December 2021 12:53 am

As government considers whether to lock us down once again, should it put economic support for businesses affected back on…

Is Omicron now falling in South Africa?

21 December 2021 4:09 am

Man makes Covid predictionsand God laughs. Yet with the stakes this high in Britain, every bit of real-world data is…

How the BBC lost its way on Covid

19 December 2021 8:00 pm

I have been a BBC journalist for many years, and in that time I have been committed to impartiality and…

Don’t underestimate the Omicron variant

19 December 2021 6:00 pm

As the Omicron variant makes its way through the population of the UK, the Chief Medical Officer’s warning that we…

My Twitter conversation with the chairman of the Sage Covid modelling committee

19 December 2021 7:03 am

The latest Sage papers have been published , envisaging anything from 200 to 6,000 deaths a day from Omicron depending on how…

Our growing unwillingness to understand the past

18 December 2021 9:00 am

I was recently reading the works of the 17th-century antiquary John Aubrey, who at one point mentions a ghost craze…

It’s not up to Boris to save Christmas – it’s up to us

18 December 2021 9:00 am

How well-behaved have you been in the second year of Covid? I wouldn’t say I’ve been perfect but I haven’t…

The Covid dissidents who’ve made my Christmas merrier

18 December 2021 9:00 am

A few years back, a hackneyed journalistic come-hither led me to a sober reckoning: would I write about someone alive…

What musicians like me learned from the pandemic

18 December 2021 9:00 am

My mother died earlier this year aged 85. She left me her old pianola. These were popular in the 1920s…

‘Politics exacts a very high price’: an interview with Michael Gove

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Michael Gove on levelling up, Plan B and the price of politics

The PowerPoint plot against Joe Biden

18 December 2021 9:00 am

If the revolution won’t be televised, the counter-revolution will at least be on PowerPoint. A series of 36 corporate-style PowerPoint…