Coronavirus

re-lockdown

A short guide to justifying re-lockdown

May 25, 2020 7:37 am

Or why the media is so desperate to turn good COVID-19 news into bad

1950s

Back to the future

May 24, 2020 12:06 pm

How the post-pandemic world could resemble the 1950s

vaccine

Three reasons why a coronavirus vaccine might not be possible

May 23, 2020 10:14 am

Although it is important to mitigate loss of life wherever possible, we can never reduce risk to zero

taiwan

Taiwan’s balancing act is becoming ever more precarious

May 22, 2020 2:57 pm

China has not ruled out taking back Taiwan by military force if necessary

vox spexit

Coronavirus, Spexit and the remarkable rise of Vox

May 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Vox’s defense of conservative values appeals to the many in a traditionally Catholic country who resent political correctness

ontario

Ontario and Germany’s simple alternative to the R number

May 22, 2020 9:37 am

Link the lifting of lockdown measures to the number of infections per 100,000 population

covid

Lockdowns are as contagious as COVID

May 21, 2020 9:23 pm

Once short-term deaths become the yardstick by which policies are judged, it is difficult to steer a different course

eu virus

Can the EU survive this virus?

May 21, 2020 9:06 pm

If Merkel fails, then it’s far from clear that anyone else has a Plan B

brexit

Brexit is back — and COVID has transformed negotiations

May 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Coronavirus has dwarfed any changes Brexit might bring. We are over that cliff edge already

tanzania

Why is the WHO so worried about Tanzania?

May 21, 2020 6:08 pm

For a start there is inadequate testing and almost no sharing of data

eu covid fund

How Macron gamed the EU COVID fund

May 21, 2020 4:01 pm

The ‘transfer union’, it turns out, will largely be a transfer to France

liberals

Liberal fears are contagious

May 21, 2020 2:56 pm

People like me are treated as if we’re infectious and anyone getting too close might catch our ‘toxic’ views

cuomo

The Cuomo comedy special

May 21, 2020 2:32 pm

Why ask hard questions about nursing home deaths and slow lockdown reactions when you can do bits with your brother?

young

Are young people more likely to catch COVID?

May 21, 2020 6:31 am

Young people tend to indulge in the highest amount of social mixing

herd immunity

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine

May 20, 2020 11:36 pm

The trouble with coronaviruses is that they have evolved to keep re-infecting us

hydroxychloroquine

Trump’s hydroxychloroquine kick is a billionaire quirk

May 20, 2020 5:47 pm

If you don’t understand, it’s because you’re not rich enough

useful idiots

Xi’s useful idiots against free speech

May 20, 2020 9:50 am

Free-thinking people everywhere should condemn those among us who facilitate China’s lies

flu

Stanford study suggests coronavirus might not be as deadly as flu

May 20, 2020 6:53 am

All their estimates for IFR are markedly lower than the figures thrown about a couple of months ago

boycotting

Boycotting China is not that easy

May 19, 2020 8:36 pm

More Americans are wondering what our future economic relationship with China should be

gavin newsom california

California spreads the wealth…to illegal immigrants

May 19, 2020 3:51 pm

Illegal immigrants living in California are now eligible for $1,000 household stimulus checks from their state government

swedish model

Trump picks a Swedish model

May 19, 2020 3:12 pm

As with reindeer, immunity is in the herd

hong kong

It’s time to take a stand against Chinese bullying

May 19, 2020 1:24 pm

China has gotten away with a lot because the world wanted to avert its eyes

globalization

EDITORIAL: a new balance

May 18, 2020 3:03 pm

America must deploy an industrial policy to strike a better balance between globalization and the national interest

vaccine

Will a vaccine really be ready by September?

May 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Things work differently in a crisis. There is a desperation to get things done

vitamin D

The growing evidence on vitamin D and COVID

May 18, 2020 9:56 am

Vitamin D deficiency may or may not help to prevent you catching the virus, but it does affect whether you get very sick from it