Even with the recent stock market rally, expectations are poor for a robust recovery in the U.S. So what does history teach us about what works and what doesn’t? Richard Werner is an economist at Linacre College at the University of Oxford, and the proponent of what he calls the “Quantity Theory of Credit.” On … Read more Lessons From Japan About Re-Igniting The Economy
The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to take drastic steps to survive, but will that change the corporation of the future? In this programme, we discuss business philosophy with Irish entrepreneur Andrea Horan, and find out why she decided against expanding her successful nail bar. Plus, Professor Colin Mayer from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School discussses … Read more Companies after Covid: Will the crisis force a change in business philosophy?
There has been a deluge of numbers since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. As Covid-19 is a novel disease and we have never lived through anything like it before, the numbers help us paint a truer picture of this pathogen’s patterns. In this episode, we decode the essential numbers behind Covid-19. From testing to … Read more What coronavirus data really tells us about the deadly disease
The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. Rana Mitter, director of the University of Oxford China Centre, says Covid-19 is exacerbating tensions in the US and China relationship. Meanwhile, China has reported just … Read more ‘Speculative’ lab origin theory further exacerbates US-China tensions
Yemen’s complex civil war has been going on for six years. It’s aggravated decades-long divisions between north and south. They joined to form one country in 1990, but it’s been an uneasy unity. Secessionists in the south now say they’re going to govern alone. The Southern Transitional Council – backed by the United Arab Emirates … Read more Will Yemen be divided into two countries again?
It’s being called a ‘landmark collaboration’. The World Health Organization, heads of government and research bodies have come together to coordinate the fight against COVID-19. They’ve pledged to work together to find a vaccine and make sure everyone has equal access to treatments and diagnostic tests. But the United States isn’t taking part, after President … Read more Will global collaboration against covid-19 succeed? I Inside Story
A potential coronavirus vaccine is due to be “trialled in people” from Thursday, the health secretary has said, claiming the government will “throw everything” at efforts to stop the virus. “In normal times, reaching this stage would take years,” Matt Hancock said, adding how he is “very proud” the University of Oxford was able to … Read more Covid-19 vaccine ‘to be trialled on people’ from Thursday, Matt Hancock confirms | ITV News
The government is “throwing everything” at developing a coronavirus vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. He told the daily Downing Street briefing that human trials for a vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, would begin on Thursday. He also addressed the shortage of protective gear for the NHS, saying the government was talking … Read more Human trials for UK coronavirus vaccine this week – BBC News
A team at the University of Oxford developing a coronavirus vaccine claim they might be able to have one ready for general use by September. Read the full story: https://bit.ly/3baVXu2 • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV … Read more Inside the British lab racing to find a coronavirus vaccine | ITV News
Yemen is one of the few places left on earth without a coronavirus case. But health workers worry it’s only a matter of time before they record the first infections. An outbreak would add more misery to a country suffering from five years of war. Fighting has destroyed hospitals, killed more than 100,000 people, and … Read more Will the Saudi-UAE ceasefire hold in Yemen? | Inside Story
We’re all acclimatising to a new world of coronavirus pandemic. People staying at home, businesses shut and economies heading towards a cliff edge and we’re all wondering when will we return to something approaching the “old normal”. For some people, immunity to Covid-19 could be a future gate pass, a passport back to work, to … Read more How long does immunity last? | Inside Story
Much of the world’s focus is on the growing coronavirus pandemic. And as the war on the disease is stepped up, the United Nations is calling for a ceasefire in other wars – such as in Syria and Yemen – saying people should be fighting the outbreak, not each other. The warring sides in Yemen … Read more Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story
New Oxford University innovation could help solve ventilator shortage Sky News in the UK reported on a new innovation coming out of the University of Oxford which, it is hoped, could provide coverage for the many thousands of people likely to need ventilators in the coming weeks of Covid-19 escalation: When the coronavirus outbreak began, … Read more Ventilator shortage could be solved