World

macron merkel

‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

climate crisis

What does coronavirus mean for the climate ‘crisis’?

March 27, 2020 12:25 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to environmentalism if and when the pandemic passes

coronavirus

Israel’s draconian lockdown isn’t doing enough to stop coronavirus

March 27, 2020 12:00 pm

Jerusalem now seems like a ghost town

boris johnson

What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

March 27, 2020 11:47 am

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

britain

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

virus

Fear, guilt and the virus

March 25, 2020 3:01 pm

At last we are living the danger that our grandparents lived and are not their inferiors

syria

Spare a thought for Syria during the coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020 1:59 pm

In northwest Syria, there are just 1,937 hospital beds to serve a population of three million people

discipline

Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

japan

Has Japan cracked coronavirus?

March 25, 2020 12:31 pm

After a brief flurry of postponements and cancellations, life seems to be going on pretty much as usual

coronavirus

What if half the UK population already has coronavirus?

March 25, 2020 12:08 pm

An Italian study published yesterday suggests that between 50 percent and 75 percent of those infected show no symptoms

iceland

Iceland has good and bad news about the coronavirus

March 24, 2020 6:27 pm

Researchers have found 40 mutations of the coronavirus in Iceland alone

world health organization

Abolish the World Health Organization

March 24, 2020 4:00 pm

The WHO has become another pointless organization pandering to the world’s worst actors

france

France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

French ‘confinement’ is now approaching house arrest for its 67 million citizens

iran

Iran’s coronavirus tragedy is depressingly predictable

March 24, 2020 10:57 am

Times are tough. But then they always are

boris johnson

Boris Johnson had little choice but to impose a coronavirus crackdown

March 24, 2020 9:20 am

Failure to act decisively now would levy a much bigger toll

liberalism

Will coronavirus revive liberalism — or deliver it a fatal blow?

March 23, 2020 2:13 pm

Some politicians, despite what they might have hoped, are only ever remembered for one thing. Coronavirus could easily become that ‘one thing’ for today’s leaders

germany

Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?

March 23, 2020 12:48 pm

The main difference between Germany and Italy lies in those countries’ respective attitudes towards testing

french

My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

spanish flu

Should ‘Spanish flu’ have been known as ‘American flu’?

March 22, 2020 7:05 am

Some victims were dead within 12 hours of their first symptoms of Spanish flu

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent

wuhan

Beijing’s attempts to elude blame for the Wuhan virus will backfire

March 20, 2020 12:58 pm

The Trump administration will vigorously defend itself against the CCP’s smear campaign

poland

Waiting for corona in Poland

March 19, 2020 6:12 pm

A poxy virus cannot equal the debilitating consequences of partitioning, Hitler and the Soviets

coronavirus

The worst thing about having coronavirus

March 19, 2020 3:05 pm

I have felt worse than this, but not often

israel

Does Israel’s coronavirus crackdown go too far?

March 19, 2020 2:54 pm

Police wearing white smocks and protective gear now tour the streets in an attempt to hunt down quarantine evaders and detain them