As The Virus Mutates, So Will Vaccine Nationalism

By @HelenRamscar Encouraging data released from the Pfizer[1], Moderna[2] and Oxford University[3] vaccine trials have hit headlines worldwide. Yet indications of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant named 20A.EU1[4], which originated in Spanish farms and spread successfully across Europe, followed by confirmation that a SARS-CoV-2 mutation found in mink in Denmark has transmitted into humans in no fewer …

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Three Donald Trumps and the Judgement of History

@MikeClarke2020s In the astonishing aftermath of Joe Biden’s convincing win in the US Presidential Election there now seem to be three separate Donald Trumps locked in the White House. None of them are him; but he is simultaneously all of them. Shakespeare would have understood this figure; at once propelled to the throne by the …

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Written Evidence to the JCNSS Inquiry into Biosecurity and National Security

Helen Ramscar points to the urgent need to protect the UK life sciences sector from the impact of halted clinical trials across therapy areas and reduced research funding due to Covid. For the buoyancy of the sector is critical to the UK’s ability to continue pioneering pharmacological countermeasures (medicines, treatments, vaccines) to biosecurity risks like …

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Tipping Point review: Journal of Contemporary European Studies

The following book review by Derek Hawes features in the March 2020 edition of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies 28 (2): 1-2. The original can be accessed here. JCES Book Review Derek Hawes. February 2020 Slipping Loose: The UK’s Long Drift Away from the European Union. By Martin Westlake. (Agenda Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) 2020. …

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