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China’s Covid cover-up?
The theory that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab is now considered credible. If true, it has grave implications for the world.
 
BY JOHN GRAY
Leader: An avoidable delay
The rapid spread of the Delta variant was not an inevitability but the result of the government’s failure to control the UK’s borders.
BY NEW STATESMAN
16 JUNE
Are new Covid variants more harmful to children?
The evidence suggests that the Delta and Gamma variants are more dangerous for everyone, including young people.
BY STUART RITCHIE
10 JUNE
How the Delta variant got its name: A “politically correct agenda” or a guard against hate crime?
The WHO has started naming variants of Covid-19 after the Greek alphabet. But will this prove a help or a hindrance?
BY ANOOSH CHAKELIAN
07 JUNE
What to expect from the 2021 G7 summit
Will the substance of this week’s gathering match its sunny, seaside setting?
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
07 JUNE
How China’s Covid-19 vaccine programme has rapidly accelerated
After a slow start, the country’s vaccine roll-out is now outpacing the West’s.
BY MICHAEL GOODIER
07 JUNE
How Wales leads the world in the Covid-19 vaccine race
Nearly 85 per cent of Welsh adults have received at least one vaccine dose. 
BY NICK FERRIS
01 JUNE
Why delaying the 21 June unlocking is such a political headache for Boris Johnson
If the Delta variant is ruining the UK’s path out of lockdown, the blame for that lies at the Prime Minister’s door.
BY STEPHEN BUSH
01 JUNE
How the Indian Covid variant has surged in England
The variant now accounts for up to 75 per cent of new coronavirus cases.
BY NICU CALCEA
28 MAY
Did Covid-19 escape from a Wuhan lab? Here’s what we know
What was once dismissed as a baseless conspiracy theory is now being taken more seriously.
BY STUART RITCHIE
26 MAY
Why is Covid-19 resurging in Taiwan and across Asia?
Slugglish vaccination rates and complacent societies are undermining the continent’s pandemic success.
BY JAMES CHATER
25 MAY
David Miliband: Covid-19 will leave an additional 35 million people hungry in 2021
The President of the International Rescue Committee joins Emily Tamkin and Ido Vock for the World Review podcast.
BY NS PODCASTS
21 MAY
Delusion and denial: Why India’s tentative Covid-19 recovery is a false dawn
Vaccine shortages mean just 11 per cent of the nation have received a jab, with no immunisation surge in sight.
 
BY SOUMYA BHATTACHARYA
21 MAY
“I’ve never been more lonely”: The families separated by the amber list
Families and couples split up by Covid are fed up with discussions focusing on holidays.
BY HARRY CLARKE-EZZIDIO
19 MAY
If travel testing and self-isolation is working, why is the Indian variant in the UK?
Whether countries are red-listed or not, new variants should not be able to spread if the self-isolation system is functioning.
BY ANOOSH CHAKELIAN
19 MAY
How the UK lost control of the Indian Covid variant
It took 22 days for Boris Johnson to add India to the “red list” after Public Health England placed the new variant under investigation. 
BY BEN VAN DER MERWE
18 MAY
How eastern Europe’s Covid-19 crisis surpassed the west
Slow vaccine roll-outs appear to have hit states such as Hungary and Czechia particularly hard.
BY PATRICK SCOTT
17 MAY
Does the Indian variant mean the UK will suffer a dangerous third wave of Covid-19?
New variants of the virus and an inadequate Test and Trace system threaten to undermine Britain’s vaccine success.
BY ANTHONY COSTELLO
13 MAY
Is vaccine hesitancy hindering the global roll-out?
Outside of the US, there aren’t signs yet that vaccine uptake has been seriously affected by side-effect controversies.
BY MICHAEL GOODIER
11 MAY
Why is the highly vaccinated Seychelles experiencing a Covid spike?
Despite fully vaccinating more than 60 per cent of its adult population, Covid-19 cases are surging on the archipelago. 
BY HARRY CLARKE-EZZIDIO
10 MAY
Here’s what you need to know about the Indian “variant of concern” discovered in the UK
Over 1300 cases of the new variant have now been found in the UK – how concerned should we be?
BY HARRY CLARKE-EZZIDIO
07 MAY
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