vaccines

The problems posed by booster shots

11 August 2021 7:49 pm

It is already known that there will be a campaign of booster shots in the UK this autumn to boost…

Can Australia escape its Covid lockdown cycle?

10 August 2021 8:35 am

In the early days of the pandemic, Australia was the envy of the world. The country was lauded as a…

Are booster shots necessary?

3 August 2021 7:32 am

Will Britain become the first country in the world to have a large section of its population immunised against Covid-19…

The problem with not vaccinating teenagers

30 July 2021 7:31 am

In the last week, the number of people testing positive for Covid has dropped by 36 percent. A fall in…

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…

Boris Johnson's sombre 'freedom day' press conference

20 July 2021 7:14 am

On the day that nearly all legal Covid restrictions go, one could be forgiven for presuming ministers would be in the…

The art of selling vaccines

18 July 2021 7:30 pm

I was bemused when I first saw the photograph of spaced-out chairs and vaccination booths in the Turbine Hall of the…

The rise of the unwhippable Tories

16 July 2021 1:20 am

When the government announced a Commons vote on its decision to cut the foreign aid budget from 0.7 per cent…

Macron's Covid crackdown is a risky bet

13 July 2021 5:28 pm

Will the French accept compulsory vaccination against Covid? Health passports to get on a plane or train? Children of 12…

Travel quarantine scrapped for double-jabbed

9 July 2021 9:20 am

International travel rules will be relaxed on 19 June as part of the wider scrapping of social distancing rules and masks.…

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),…

Boris's 'freedom day' spells misery for many

6 July 2021 10:36 pm

The projection from Sajid Javid that Covid-19 infections could surge to a record 100,000 per day in a few weeks,…

Should we be mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots?

30 June 2021 8:41 am

To date, the Covid vaccination programme in Britain has involved two doses of one of three vaccines – AstraZeneca, Pfizer…

Boris Johnson delays the end of lockdown

15 June 2021 9:01 am

Boris Johnson has this evening confirmed that he will delay the lifting of all Covid restrictions by four weeks to…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

What the fight against HIV can teach us about defeating Covid-19

22 April 2021 9:20 pm

In the eighties, we were warned to beware an easily spread, deadly virus. The government’s ominous HIV adverts told us…

Berlin has been bounced into accepting Sputnik

9 April 2021 12:04 am

Munich has had enough of the vaccine chaos in Berlin and Brussels. In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Bavaria’s minister…

Johnson is in trouble over vaccine passports – and it's showing

6 April 2021 4:20 am

The biggest question facing Boris Johnson at this evening’s press conference was so-called vaccine passports. Plans for his scheme were…

Go with the flow: how helpful is mass testing?

6 April 2021 2:40 am

Over half the adult population has been vaccinated, new infections and deaths have plummeted to their lowest level since last…

Talking down vaccines is a short-sighted tactic

3 April 2021 12:48 am

How strange to have spent a year in a world where to hug someone outside of your household is not…

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…

How the Sputnik vaccine brought down Slovakia’s Prime Minister

31 March 2021 1:26 am

March was a dark month for Slovakia. Covid cases and deaths in the country were among the highest in Europe,…

Gove hints at vaccine passport app

30 March 2021 9:31 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that ministers were lining up on broadcast to insists vaccine passports were out of the…

The EU’s vaccine grab breaches the rule of law

25 March 2021 6:00 pm

The EU is discussing confiscating and requisitioning private property. It is surprisingly brazen about this. The bloc is proposing both…