test and trace

Can Boris and his ministers agree on the point of the Covid app?

21 July 2021 7:51 am

What is the point of the Covid-19 app? Ministers seem to be as in the dark about the answer to…

The ding-dong over being ‘pinged’

17 July 2021 9:00 am

‘Ping, ping, ping went the bell,’ sang my husband, making his eyes wide and jigging in his best imitation of…

What is the purpose of test and trace?

7 July 2021 8:59 am

At yesterday’s press conference, Boris Johnson announced that his government was shelving plans for domestic ‘Covid certificates’ (i.e. vaccine passports),…

The virus threat has changed. Now Test and Trace must too

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Under what circumstances can a government restrict the liberty of the people? An example was given last year: in a…

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

This lockdown comes at a high political cost

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Keir Starmer has his first attack line of the next general election campaign. He will say that England’s second lockdown…

The Covid testing trap

9 October 2020 9:59 pm

We are in a time where money has lost meaning and value, so perhaps the £10 billion plus spent on…

It’s time for Boris to channel Churchill

26 September 2020 9:00 am

How Boris can get Britain’s Covid fight back on track

Is our test-and-trace system ready to stop a second spike?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Is our test-and-trace system ready?