Health

vaccines

The problem with fast-tracking vaccines

3 September 2020 1:52 pm

You have to admit it, Operation Warp Speed is a good moniker. It’s the name for the American interagency program,…

The coronavirus immunity riddle

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Our bodies’ defences work in ways we still don’t understand

My ‘virus’ turned out to be arthritis

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘Hallo! You was callin’ us about appoint…MENT!’ said the lady at the scanning unit of my local hospital in broken…

black americans

Why are black Americans likelier to die of COVID than Latinos?

9 August 2020 4:34 am

Only part of the dramatic racial differences in age-adjusted COVID-19 death rates can be explained by racial differences. The remainder reflects a substantially lower black…

Why should anyone be forced to shield?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The best way (and with politicians sometimes the only way) to know whether people are aware they’ve made a mistake…

rbg

A look into the post-RBG world of American politics

1 August 2020 6:01 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital — again. The 87-year-old has overcome many health concerns while…

Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Why should I have to wear a mask to give blood?

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Understanding immunity to Covid-19 is like trying to decode Enigma

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi

Pelosi goes full Trump

20 May 2020 8:10 am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi skipped the sugarcoating and punched the President in the gut on Monday. Trump had announced to the…

resistance

COVID-19 vs the American spirit of resistance

27 April 2020 9:04 pm

If the coronavirus were as deadly as the bubonic plague, which killed about a third of the population of Europe…

disinfectant

Disinfectant Donnie

26 April 2020 4:26 am

Do you know what the real ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is? No, not the fauxtraged shrieks of liberals at everything the…

cowardice

Coronavirus lockdowns are cowardice

18 April 2020 5:16 am

This is a piece about death. Obviously death is a serious topic, perhaps as serious as anything you could possibly…

racist

No, the coronavirus isn’t racist

11 April 2020 3:20 am

It was just a matter of time before the coronavirus was leveraged as a tool of race politics. With the…

jerome adams nannies

Beware the COVID-19 nannies!

7 April 2020 2:34 am

COVID-19 has suddenly made much of the western public health establishment effectively redundant. Unused to dealing with infectious disease, we…

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Life and death in New York City

3 April 2020 12:54 pm

No matter where in the apartment I am, if I sit very still, I hear a siren. Over the 18…

The curious age discrimination of coronavirus

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Why does coronavirus affect the generations differently?

virus

The virus is not invincible, but it’s exposing who’s irreplaceable

24 March 2020 4:25 am

In all the gloom and doom, and media-driven nihilism, there is actually an array of good news. As many predicted,…

donald trump recovery

After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

20 March 2020 11:17 pm

We are living through a gruesome case study in the irrationality of elites. COVID-19 is a serious disease, but the…

panic

Panic among the pigeons

18 March 2020 5:32 am

Life is a risky business. Danger is everywhere. In New York, even the pigeons are a threat. A friend recalled…

How worried should we be about coronavirus?

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus may be more widespread than we think – and less deadly

My night in A&E left me worried about the NHS’s coronavirus response

7 March 2020 9:00 am

I wish I shared the Prime Minister’s confidence about the ability of the NHS to cope with coronavirus. ‘I have…

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

What do elbows have to do with fighting coronavirus?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Before the Covid-19 scare I never thought that one particular Spanish proverb would come in useful. It goes: ‘Los ojos…

President Trump Holds Press Conference With CDC Officials On Coronavirus

Donald Trump vs corona hysteria

29 February 2020 4:20 am

I like to keep a couple of books within easy reach of my desk to remind myself what sort of…