Another day, another lurid, headline-grabbing number of deaths to expect from Covid-19. This time, it was a study from the
The Prime Minister is now demanding that offices reopen to revive economic activity in the centres of towns and cities.
Radical leaders such as Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand and Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland have gained plaudits through their relentless
One silver lining of the Covid-19 crisis has been a surge in innovation. Enterprising firms have invented both new products
The NHS contract tracing app has been scrapped in favour of a system developed by Google and Apple. Although health
Slavery has certainly been in the headlines in the past couple of weeks. Given this sudden interest in this area
Economic policy is returning to its usual position of prominence. Fears of a major rise in unemployment are starting to
Can we learn from history? An excellent book by Ben Gummer on the Black Death in fourteenth century Britain, The
In London, the Covid virus is disappearing rapidly. Hospital trusts are increasingly reporting days with no new cases at all.
In the mid-19th century, Japan was an impoverished feudal backwater. A fleet of American warships totally humiliated their navy, and compelled
As the government plans the timetable for getting Britain back to work, opinion polls continue to show strong support for
The attention of policy makers has been focused on the science of how viruses either spread or are contained in
The praise for health workers dealing with Covid-19 is universal. From cleaners and porters to the most distinguished consultant, all
Lockdowns are starting to be eased in Europe. Austria, Denmark, Italy and Spain are all moving back towards normality. At
The strategy of exiting from the lockdown is far too important to be left in the hands of health professionals.
How long should the lockdown last? Should it be tightened or relaxed? An abstract concept from both epidemiology and network
The current crisis dominates everything, from trade to everyday life. But, within a relatively short space of time, it will
John Maynard Keynes could certainly craft a neat phrase. In the Second World War, he wrote in his pamphlet How
The various pronouncements on coronavirus are a source of puzzlement to many. On the one hand there are lurid predictions