Social workers worried that moving services online decreased quality and access.
Vaccine coverage is among the world’s best and cases have come down from their peak – but the pandemic isn’t over yet.
In east Asian countries, past disease outbreaks have made face masks part of everyday life – but the social context supporting such behaviour isn’t present in the UK.
COVID will be with the world for the foreseeable future. The challenge is to learn to live with the virus effectively, protecting public health while reconnecting with each other.
We may be witnessing the signs of COVID developing into an endemic disease in the UK.
Recent developments have shown that Nigeria requires improved surveillance to keep other diseases like Monkeypox at bay while battling COVID-19.
My new research shows Australia has spent more subsidising fossil fuel research indirectly via research and development tax credits than directly via grants.
Vaccinating a population requires a proactive approach to health promotion and community preparedness.
The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
How the public thinks and feels about restrictions is far more complicated and conflicted than is typically reported.
The British government has opted to press on with reopening and not wait for the number of fully vaccinated people to rise, while Japan introduces new restrictions ahead of the Olympics.
Comparisons with flu are unhelpful – these diseases need to be treated differently.
The Royal Navy is central to the government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’.
The CPTPP probably won’t invigorate post-Brexit Britain economically, and it could even be dangerous, geopolitically speaking.
Complex questions over environmental protection and resource extraction require the signatories to give the future of the treaty much more serious attention.
The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
It has consequences for everything from voting rights at the IMF to international borrowing costs.
Despite calls to use them, traditional cost-benefit calculations haven’t featured in the UK’s lockdown decisions.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
The inefficient vaccine allocation rules currently in place must be replaced by new cooperative institutional structures and more concrete steps by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.