Coronavirus

sweden

Sweden has pioneered an alternative to lockdown — and it works

May 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Confinement is not a good way to manage uncertainty

extremists

Extremists are going to thrive in the post-lockdown world

May 16, 2020 4:39 pm

When I trawl the chat boards and the jihadi messenger groups it’s clear that they are preparing to exploit the economic crisis to come

stimulus
texas militias

Texas’s traveling economic militias are done with lockdown

May 15, 2020 4:40 pm

Their bet is that the government will chicken out. Are they right?

france

France’s bid to tame the German giant

May 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Fear is rising of an asymmetric European economic exit from the pandemic

jennifer levine

Misgendering is the real COVID crisis

May 15, 2020 11:19 am

Pennsylvania health director’s follies go unnoticed due to trans activism

cold

Could having a cold protect against COVID?

May 15, 2020 8:24 am

Immunity from other influenza viruses helped protect the population during the outbreak of swine flu

remote working

Have you caught the remote-working bug?

May 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Behavior is contagious, and much of what we do results from unconscious mimicry

party

My first post-lockdown party

May 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Perhaps this boozy convivial affair will shake me out of my macabre state

costly

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health

masks

Do real men not wear masks?

May 14, 2020 1:16 pm

Study finds males far more likely to object to face coverings

british

The British state needs rewiring

May 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Britain has long prided itself on its Rolls-Royce government machine, but this crisis has exposed its limitations

covid college

Welcome to COVID College

May 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Corona bursts education’s business bubble

lockdown

League of nations: the race out of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:59 pm

We’re taking part in a worldwide laboratory experiment

economy poverty lives global

Lives vs lives: the global cost of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Policies that depress the world economy put millions at risk

money stimulus

When money dies

May 13, 2020 5:18 pm

$1,200 isn’t going to stretch very far for workers who have lost their jobs, or even for those still employed

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is a deadly failure

May 13, 2020 4:48 pm

The New York governor is a bungler, yet he’s hailed as a hero

new normal

The ‘new normal’ in a time of coronavirus

May 13, 2020 4:22 pm

With virtual reality we can not only visit London, New York and Paris, but make them better

Greta Thunberg

Does Greta Thunberg have the answer to COVID-19?

May 13, 2020 3:17 pm

Or will the 17-year-old just keep lecturing us about climate change?

fatwa twitter

How can Twitter decide whether COVID news is ‘untrue’?

May 13, 2020 1:11 pm

Even the scientists arent sure

modeling

Can we trust COVID modeling?

May 13, 2020 11:32 am

The evidence from Sweden suggests not

healthcare Joe Biden

Has coronavirus killed the Democrats’ healthcare referendum?

May 12, 2020 6:48 pm

The economy is taking over as 2020s key issue for voters, a new poll suggests

maskless mask unmasked

A generation unmasked

May 12, 2020 6:06 pm

The furor over the maskless VE celebration highlights the forces driving this moment of national fear and submission

new york times

Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

benjamin netanyahu

Why Benjamin Netanyahu has outlasted all his political rivals

May 12, 2020 12:48 pm

He has maneuvered the religious Jewish Orthodox parties to rely only on him