While freedom day has come and gone, the consequences of unlocking for England’s children are still going to be significant.
The decision to place France on the Amber Plus list, meaning double-vaccinated travellers will still have to quarantine, is baffling.
The latest report by the public accounts committee looks at the true cost of the pandemic so far, including the cost of mistakes made.
Kerry Pearson writes about the necessity of vaccine multilateralism to not only help other countries with the pandemic, but to allow the world to move away from Covid-19.
The poorest fifth of the UK population are twice as likely to be killed by covid and people in low-paid jobs are more at risk of a covid death
This summer, the true magnitude of the government’s mishandling of the pandemic and Brexit is becoming clear
As both Johnson and Sunak attempt to avoid self-isolation caused by contact with Sajid Javid, what message does it send to the country?
With the arrival of the more virulent Delta-variant, the course of the pandemic in Russia looks uncertain and potentially ominous. Is forcing vaccination in order for citizens to work or go out the answer, or a better understanding and education of the vaccine?
As another set of covid restrictions are loosened on Monday, are we really ready to let the pandemic run through our population?
Anti-vaxxers are not a new phenomenon, but a long-standing tradition almost as old as vaccines themselves. Pen Hemingway tells their history.
The UK’s decision to make travellers from EU countries quarantine regardless of vaccine status is having an impact for Britons living abroad
We are going to have to learn to live with covid, say the government – even as it mutates and becomes more dangerous. Not easy, but perhaps not as tough as learning to live with this government – even as it mutates and becomes more dangerous.
Vaccine hesitancy in minority ethnic groups reflects the trend in inequity seen throughout healthcare with its legacy of historical bias
Farewell to Matt Hancock, one of the most active contributors to our Compendium of Cabinet Codebreakers as secretary of state for health
Relying on young people to develop herd immunity risks their long-term health, and the long-term economic health of the country
We therefore need now to ask hard questions about what the data is actually telling us and challenge the convenient assumption that the successful vaccine roll out will, on its own, set Britain free.
Joan Pons Laplana gives his personal account of working as a senior nurse in the ICU and the impact it has had on his mental health.
Howard Goodall looks at the effect the pandemic and Brexit is having on the UK’s once-thriving live music industry.
Schools and covid – as any parent knows, kids spread coughs and colds. And covid. But that evidence escapes the prime minister.
Experts this week gave evidence to the APPG on coronavirus on why we need a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic, when it should happen and how it would work?
Johnson always writes two versions of every speech, here is the unused version of his covid address to the nation about further restrictions.
Long covid presents a significant long-term health and economic impact to the country, with a postcode lottery when it comes to support, particularly in Yorkshire.
Shelter, the housing charity, claims that with the end of the eviction ban, “1 in 4 private renters are worried they will lose their home”
Brexit and covid are intertwined and follow ten years of austerity; Britain is further behind than many other major economies.
Juliet Lodge writes about the political corruption during the pandemic; PPE contracts for friends, mismanagement of the virus, and going against the Northern Irish Protocol. The EU have lost faith in the UK and are preparing a code of practice for all member governments.
Jimmy Andrew writes about the return of rugby matches. The atmosphere at the Wakefield Trinity match had been longed for over the past year, but fans will still have to wait for their pie, peas and gravy.
Seb Dance, as our guest author, writes about polarised politics and how most issues are perceived as binary. In fact, politics is more complex and citizens cannot be divided into two tribes; the EU is a key example of this.
Sue Wilson writes about the impact of Covid and Brexit on our lives over the past year; ties with the EU have been severed, divisions over lockdowns have arisen, and sadly not everything we have lost can be replaced, namely trust in our government.
How do we tackle the environmental impact of all the pandemic-related plastic waste, such as lateral flow tests and disposable masks?
While the UK is happy to allow international travel, the ‘covid pass’ requirements for other countries are much stricter