Coronavirus

plane

How to get into a club and onto a plane

July 30, 2020 11:09 am

‘OK, Charlie, put your mask on,’ I whispered. ‘And whatever you do, don’t sneeze’

dutch

The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

sports

Sports are back — but COVID isn’t gone

July 29, 2020 2:05 pm

‘Your linemen are right next to each other spitting in each other’s faces — there’s really no avoiding that.’

second wave

A second wave in Europe? Perhaps, but deaths are still down

July 29, 2020 11:53 am

At the moment it looks pretty benign

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Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

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Hydroxychloroquine provides temporary immunity to Don Jr’s tweets

July 28, 2020 11:49 am

The President’s son can’t post

netanyahu

Netanyahu won’t be worried about Israel’s coronavirus protests

July 28, 2020 10:01 am

A portion of Israeli society is angry at the ossifying decade-long rule of one man

homeschooling

The rise of homeschooling

July 27, 2020 2:57 pm

Homeschools may no longer be old school thanks to COVID-19

spain

Can Spain stomach another lockdown?

July 27, 2020 8:36 am

The pandemic is threatening to strike once more at the health and wealth of Spain

bow

Is the handshake ready to bow out?

July 25, 2020 1:40 pm

The advantages of bowing, apart from the public health benefits, are that it is dignified and solemn

masks

How much do face masks actually help?

July 24, 2020 9:34 am

Despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks

mcmaster

How Britain can tame China

July 23, 2020 9:18 am

The UK has a critical role to play in countering aggression

palin

Will masks mean the end of smiling at strangers?

July 23, 2020 12:55 am

London feels like a once-deserted city being slowly re-inhabited

face masks

In an age of science, why are face masks a matter of opinion?

July 23, 2020 12:04 am

Nobody sane disputes the scientific method. So why are we wasting time talking about face masks?

blood

Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

July 22, 2020 11:40 pm

Over in Wales, they’d make me remove it

gretchen whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer’s white fragility

July 22, 2020 6:43 pm

The Michigan governor is mandating implicit bias training for healthcare workers during a pandemic. Why?

pod

Children of a lesser pod

July 22, 2020 4:52 pm

The fashionable alternative to reopening schools defies logic

rescue fund

Europe’s coronavirus rescue fund is dead on arrival

July 21, 2020 1:03 pm

The money has been squeezed out of the frugal four countries after a bitter argument

oxford

What we don’t (yet) know about the Oxford vaccine

July 21, 2020 9:52 am

The presence of antibodies is not a guarantee that a person could not develop COVID-19

diamond and silk

Finally: Diamond and Silk are releasing a book

July 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Prepare for American conservatism to be redefined

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How hopeful should we be about Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine?

July 17, 2020 11:12 am

There are early signs of promise, but this vaccine has many hurdles still to jump

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In England, no one can ever recover from COVID-19

July 17, 2020 9:44 am

PHE’s definition of the daily death figures means that everyone who has ever had COVID at any time must die with COVID too

face mask

Why I will wear a face mask

July 16, 2020 12:00 pm

This is where the crux of the COVID debate rests: the individual vs society

virology t-cell

T-cell immunity can last for 17 years, study shows

July 16, 2020 11:06 am

The vaccine race between Oxford/AstraZeneca and its rivals is a battle to stay ahead of the curve

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In Los Angeles, school’s out…forever?

July 15, 2020 7:15 pm

The LA Teachers’ Union exploits the pandemic