Pandemic

Can the Scouts movement survive after the pandemic?
Bear Grylls, chief scout
Why we’re talking about . . .

Can the Scouts movement survive after the pandemic?

Lockdowns trigger sharp drop in young members and adult volunteers
28 May 2021
How to avert a future pandemic
Nurses
In Depth

How to avert a future pandemic

Preventative measures should include enhanced surveillance, reporting and intergovernmental cooperation
12 May 2021
Will there be an end date for the pandemic?
Brighton beach
Expert’s view

Will there be an end date for the pandemic?

Don’t set a date for your end-of-Covid party just yet
1 Apr 2021
‘How does this pandemic end, and how can we end it faster?’
A passenger on the London Underground wearing a face mask
Instant Opinion

‘How does this pandemic end, and how can we end it faster?’

15 Feb 2021
All of the coronavirus in the world could fit inside a Coke can
A can of coke
Stranger than fiction

All of the coronavirus in the world could fit inside a Coke can

A maths expert explains how such a tiny quantity of Covid could cause such chaos
12 Feb 2021
‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’
Boris Johnson attends a year six history class with pupils during a visit to Pimlico Primary school.
Instant Opinion

‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’

5 Jan 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s dithering over Covid-19 has left the UK fatally exposed – again’
Boris Johnson during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital.
In Depth

‘Boris Johnson’s dithering over Covid-19 has left the UK fatally exposed – again’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
‘Travel bans aren’t an effective response to the new Covid variant’
Emmanuel Macron attends a weekly cabinet meeting.
In Depth

‘Travel bans aren’t an effective response to the new Covid variant’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Dec 2020
Has Britain’s Covid response finally become ‘world beating’?
Vaccine is administered to a child.
In Depth

Has Britain’s Covid response finally become ‘world beating’?

Health secretary claims speedy approval of Pfizer jab is thanks to UK’s impending departure from EU
3 Dec 2020
How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030
World Aids day ribbon
In Depth

How the UK could end HIV transmission by 2030

Charities mark World Aids Day by calling for wider testing to halt new transmissions of the virus
1 Dec 2020
Should venues and airlines turn away unvaccinated customers?
Restaurant
In Depth

Should venues and airlines turn away unvaccinated customers?

Critics voice privacy concerns as minister leading vaccination rollout says leisure venues may turn away customers who haven’t had jab
1 Dec 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
In Depth

How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Pfizer vaccine a ‘miracle of medicine’
A man in a face mask walks past the Pfizer headquarters in New York
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Pfizer vaccine a ‘miracle of medicine’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 10 November
10 Nov 2020
Covid: does vaccine progress herald return to normal life?
A crowd of people.
In Depth

Covid: does vaccine progress herald return to normal life?

Government scientist predicts pandemic may be brought under control by spring
10 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘is America becoming a failed state?’
Capitol hill
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘is America becoming a failed state?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 6 November
6 Nov 2020
Could scientist-backed UK herd immunity plan work?
A crowd gathers in Soho, London despite social distancing measures.
In Depth

Could scientist-backed UK herd immunity plan work?

Experts say lockdown measures are having ‘devastating effects’ but critics warn that exposure strategy carries serious risks
7 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: the ‘unsinkable Boris Johnson’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the ‘unsinkable Boris Johnson’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 6 October
6 Oct 2020
Vaccine will not mean ‘return to normal’, scientists warn
Coronavirus vaccine
In Brief

Vaccine will not mean ‘return to normal’, scientists warn

Royal Society warns it may take up to a year to distribute Covid-19 jabs
2 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Vaccine chaos is looming’
Coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Vaccine chaos is looming’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 September
29 Sep 2020
World reacts to one million Covid-19 deaths
Coronavirus deaths
In Depth

World reacts to one million Covid-19 deaths

Sombre milestone punctuates extraordinary year - with experts suggesting a vaccine is still a long way off
29 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 22 September
22 Sep 2020
How France is handling its coronavirus spike
Paris, France
In Depth

How France is handling its coronavirus spike

PM Jean Castex and other ministers are facing legal action over virus policy following record-breaking rise in Covid cases
18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
Why everyone’s talking about a ‘Covid Christmas’
CHEADLE HULME, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets a man dressed as Father Christmas during the warm up before a girls' soccer match between Hazel Grove
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about a ‘Covid Christmas’

Boris Johnson fails to rule out potential festive disruptions after introducing new limit on social gatherings
10 Sep 2020
How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns
Xiongan
In Depth

How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns

Xiong’an is being championed by President Xi Jinping as a ‘new standard’ for post-coronavirus era
9 Sep 2020
How much coronavirus does it take to make us ill?
Infection coronavirus
In Depth

How much coronavirus does it take to make us ill?

Scientists are mapping out the potential effects of higher viral loads in Covid
4 Sep 2020
Why the WHO is warning that Covid-19 won’t end with vaccine
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In Depth

Why the WHO is warning that Covid-19 won’t end with vaccine

Top official says localised lockdown measures are key to tackling Covid
2 Sep 2020
As few as one in ten civil servants heed ‘back to work’ call
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In Brief

As few as one in ten civil servants heed ‘back to work’ call

FOI request reveals that between just 10% and 15% of Cabinet Office staff have returned to office
17 Aug 2020
Why gun violence has soared in US cities
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In Depth

Why gun violence has soared in US cities

Coronavirus frustration, firearms sales increases and George Floyd protests among reasons for hike
17 Aug 2020
Will swine flu be the next global pandemic?
Spanish flu nurses
In Depth

Will swine flu be the next global pandemic?

New G4 flu strain has jumped from pigs to humans
30 Jun 2020
Italy and Spain see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
Italy coronavirus
In Depth

Italy and Spain see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Officials express cautious optimism as death tolls fall in both nations
6 Apr 2020
How the pandemics of the 20th century ended
Asian Flu, 1957, pandemic
In Depth

How the pandemics of the 20th century ended

Spanish, Asian and Hong Kong flu killed millions before medical advances and social measures brought them to a close
2 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’
Alex Salmond
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 March
25 Mar 2020
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