Military and personnel from the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare dismantle a field hospital in Helsingborg, Sweden. File/Associated Press
In the midst of a national emergency, we are mired in a staggering absence of scrutiny. As the UK’s horrifying death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 10,000, politicians and even some journalists now say questions must be asked of the government’s handling of the crisis, but only once it is all over.
A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans on Monday after months of coronavirus curbs, but China was battling a new outbreak that has stoked fears of a second wave.
Europe’s leanest summer tourist season in recent history is drawing to a close, six months after the coronavirus pandemic hit the continent.
Vaccine nationalism is a new concept in the current COVID-19 era, which is likely to hinder the global health and economic recovery causing more harm than the pandemic itself. Governments are scrambling to acquire vaccines for their populations
It is in the nature of politics to generate crisis. There are three reasons for that. First, it involves power, and power by definition corrupts, as rightly believed for decades by politicians, by political observers and by ordinary people.
Covid is a human crisis affecting everybody, directly or indirectly, and creating an uncertainty for many about what lies ahead in terms of continuity of work, personal finances and family welfare. Any natural disaster comes unannounced
‘Newsnight’s Nick Watt was pursued through the streets by a deranged mob, bellowing ‘traitor!’ in his face, for having the temerity to cover their protest’ Another long day in the life of the BBC. It has a lot of those these days, since it replaced
President Joe Biden’s decision to donate 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to other countries by June 2022 is an important step toward restoring the United States’ global standing. Another, parallel foreign policy solution could perhaps do even more.