Coronavirus

second wave

Europe’s ‘second wave’ has fizzled out

September 4, 2020 9:19 am

New cases are now declining in Germany, and Sweden, and remaining flat in Italy, Ireland and Belgium

nancy pelosi hair

Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

September 3, 2020 10:21 pm

The shear hypocrisy!

vaccines

The problem with fast-tracking vaccines

September 2, 2020 11:52 pm

It can have disastrous effects — even if the shots work

vaccine nationalism

In defense of vaccine nationalism

September 2, 2020 1:47 pm

The more ruthless the competition the better

cases

Coronavirus cases are mounting in Europe but deaths remain stable. Why?

September 2, 2020 9:27 am

We appear to have the reality of viral circulation

herman cain

Herman Cain, eternal COVID skeptic

August 31, 2020 4:16 pm

The late Republican presidential candidate’s Twitter account describes COVID as ‘not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be’

vmas

The VMAs and New York’s COVID hypocrisy

August 31, 2020 3:54 pm

The show must go on

china

The China election

August 31, 2020 2:19 pm

The US-China bilateral relationship is the most consequential issue of our time

soterians

A newsletter from the Society for the Elimination of Risk

August 31, 2020 1:19 pm

‘If you must swim, always wear a life vest, face mask and snorkel’

reckoning

After Trump, the reckoning

August 31, 2020 11:28 am

The election of Biden and Harris will not solve any of the problems that led to Trump’s election in the first place

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Germany’s far-right and the rise of the anti-corona protests

August 31, 2020 9:07 am

The founder of the group that organized Saturday’s protest has sought to distance himself from extremists

france masks

France has partly seen sense on face masks

August 28, 2020 3:42 pm

But to see someone on the streets in Paris without a mask has become increasingly rare in recent weeks

abe

Who could replace Shinzo Abe as Japanese PM?

August 28, 2020 11:57 am

Abe had hoped that 2020 would be his year

immunity coronavirus

The coronavirus immunity riddle

August 27, 2020 9:32 am

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

trump

Donald Trump is still the greatest show on Earth

August 26, 2020 4:25 pm

His mastery of campaigning could just win him re-election

manaus brazil

Has this Brazilian city reached herd immunity without lockdown?

August 26, 2020 11:02 am

Perhaps it is time for governments to start looking at real world evidence, rather than just models

make america normal again

Make America Normal Again

August 25, 2020 12:13 pm

Trump should double down on his COVID skepticism, just as Lukashenko did

covid deaths

Dying of COVID vs dying with COVID

August 25, 2020 11:17 am

Swedish authorities are trying to find the answer

blood plasma

Could blood plasma be used to treat COVID-19?

August 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Introducing novel drugs into everyday use has the potential to bring a huge amount of good — but also the potential to cause a great deal of harm

biden

Why isn’t Joe Biden being tested for COVID-19?

August 23, 2020 1:16 pm

The campaign owes us an explanation

china

China disappears at the DNC

August 21, 2020 4:03 pm

The country that caused the COVID outbreak got just one mention

positive covid tests

It’s a mistake to think all positive COVID tests are the same

August 21, 2020 8:56 am

The number of cases should not be the main driver of future lockdowns

masks science

The danger of following ‘the science’

August 20, 2020 10:46 am

In reality, what you don’t know is always more critical than what you do

joan collins

Joan Collins: my face mask fight with the gendarmerie

August 20, 2020 8:40 am

I’m in the same purgatory as most of my actor friends

female

Did female leaders trump men in dealing with the pandemic?

August 19, 2020 11:25 am

Gender-based study is permissible when it presents women in a positive light, and absolutely forbidden when it does not