coronavirus

Why I can no longer police the coronavirus restrictions

28 November 2020 6:32 pm

Earlier this month I resigned as a Special Constable, after serving for ten years as a volunteer officer in three…

We don't want pandemic novels – we want gentle escapism

28 November 2020 9:00 am

I’m often asked when I’ll write a pandemic novel. I’m not sure I’d ever be tempted, though the backdrop of…

We need a dose of vaccine realism

28 November 2020 9:00 am

One of my geniuses as both a commentator and a character is to confront what for most normal people amounts…

Portrait of the week: Christmas is on, Trump is off and Piglet stars on a 50p piece

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Home The AstraZeneca vaccine developed by the University of Oxford was found to be 70 per cent effective — 90…

A vaccine won't heal the scarring of lockdown

28 November 2020 9:00 am

How can Britain recover post-Covid?

How the NHS has coped with the second wave

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Across Europe, hospitals have been filling up again with the second wave of coronavirus. France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the…

How to win over vaccine sceptics

28 November 2020 9:00 am

How to win over vaccine sceptics

I was dreaming of a cancelled Christmas

28 November 2020 9:00 am

I was dreaming of a cancelled Christmas

What we know so far about the Oxford vaccine

27 November 2020 3:03 am

It’s three for three as far as positive outcomes from Covid vaccine trials are concerned. But the announcement from AstraZeneca…

What do excess deaths tell us about Covid?

26 November 2020 7:28 pm

Assessing the number of Covid deaths has been notoriously difficult throughout the pandemic. Over the summer, English figures were revised down…

Was Covid beginning to peak before the second lockdown?

24 November 2020 9:46 am

‘I don’t think that word means what you think it means,’ says the Spaniard Inigo Montoya in the film The…

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Criminal gangs are making billions from fake medical supplies during COVID

24 November 2020 6:14 am

While it’s great news that Pfizer, BioNTech, AstraZeneca and other pharmaceutical companies are developing vaccines to prevent people from getting…

How moral is it to refuse a vaccine?

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Well thank goodness for that, eh? Just as we reached our darkest hour and resigned ourselves to an endless series…

Letters: The limitations of a Covid vaccine

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Still distant Sir: In James Forsyth’s analysis (‘Boris’s booster shot’, 14 November) he infers that a vaccine, if provided to…

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…

The dangers of censoring anti-vaxxers

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this week, the Labour party wrote to the government urging it to bring forward legislation so that social media…

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Finally America is realizing that Andrew Cuomo is a putz

20 November 2020 9:01 am

In a sane world, Andrew Cuomo would be America’s least popular politician, a welcome target for a primary campaign or…

WHO

Rejoining the WHO will be Joe Biden’s first mistake as president

18 November 2020 7:28 am

In emails obtained by the Associated Press, the World Health Organization reveals it has recorded 65 cases of coronavirus among…

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Sorry Cuomo, we’re doing Thanksgiving

18 November 2020 4:41 am

New York governor Andrew Cuomo took the last can of Who-hash by announcing a ban on both indoor and outdoor…

Sweden's rule of eight marks a change of strategy

17 November 2020 4:45 am

Sweden has been pretty much the only country in the world to have responded to coronavirus using a voluntary system: advising,…

There's nothing wrong with profiting from a vaccine

17 November 2020 3:14 am

A couple of shots to the arm and this will all be over. With today’s news from Moderna, last week’s…

The questions we must ask about the Covid vaccine

14 November 2020 9:00 am

The Covid vaccine still has a long way to go

Will the vaccine revive Boris?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

The first full week of the new national lockdown had the potential to be very difficult for Boris Johnson. Although…

It’s shameful how we have locked down our elderly

14 November 2020 9:00 am

There’s a lot I don’t know about care home visits during this pandemic. I don’t know how straightforward it would…

Could ten million Covid tests a day get Britain back to normal?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s best hope isn’t a vaccine – it’s millions of daily tests