World

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

test

In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

March 19, 2020 2:33 pm

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

macron

Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

italy

In Italy, the novelty of house arrest has worn off

March 19, 2020 11:20 am

The highlight of my day is a sanctioned trip to the supermarket

civilization costs

We are about to find out how robust civilization is

March 19, 2020 11:03 am

The hardships ahead will be like nothing we have ever known

lisa nandy

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

March 19, 2020 8:51 am

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

wet markets singapore

Time to ban wet markets

March 18, 2020 1:16 pm

China’s rampant consumption of exotic animals and lack of hygiene standards is far from above criticism

mao

How Mao’s medicine made modern China

March 18, 2020 10:27 am

While Mao’s intent was to mobilize the masses from the bottom up, the party response to COVID-19 runs largely in the opposite direction