Pandemic

Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?
Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was originally cited as the epicentre of the Covid pandemic
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Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?

Group of 26 global experts tasked with reviving stalled inquiry
15 Oct 2021
The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins
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Expert’s view

The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins

Preliminary findings indicate virus was spread between different species via ‘natural spillover’ events
27 Sep 2021
The experts designing a single vaccine to defeat all Covid-19 variants
Vaccine bottle and syringe
Expert’s view

The experts designing a single vaccine to defeat all Covid-19 variants

Scientists are racing to develop universal jab to prevent recurrent coronavirus pandemics
31 Aug 2021
Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’
Shot of London during the height of the Covid pandemic
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Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’

Researchers predict that younger generation will face another disease outbreak on similar scale to Covid-19
24 Aug 2021
Nando’s to microchips: why shortages are hard to predict
Nando's restaurant
Expert’s view

Nando’s to microchips: why shortages are hard to predict

Fast-food chain’s recent problems highlight weaknesses in how businesses forecast supply and demand
23 Aug 2021
‘A change in grading could be a timely and useful way for the government to ‘reset’ A-levels’
Students in north London embrace after receiving their A-level results on August 10 2021
Instant Opinion

‘A change in grading could be a timely and useful way for the government to ‘reset’ A-levels’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Aug 2021
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

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How to avert a future pandemic
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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?’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
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’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
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.
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‘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.
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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&#039;s main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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&#039; 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
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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
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