All articles by Duncan West

  1. From Covid-19 to SARS: what becomes of the whistleblowers?

    Following death of Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, the man who tried to warn officials about the threat of Covid-19, Chloe…
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    28 Apr
  2. Pharma FDI in the times of Covid-19: A challenging pill to swallow

    Political and economic stability, and a coherent Covid-19 containment strategy are among the key factors in attracting biopharma FDI. With…
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    28 Apr
  3. Gilead says leaked Covid-19 trial data of remdesivir inconclusive

    Gilead’s remdesivir has failed to show benefit in a clinical trial conducted to treat Covid-19 patients in China, according to…
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    24 Apr
  4. Poll: Telemedicine to play a ‘very important’ role in fighting COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased how telemedicine can help in limiting exposure to the virus and curbing the disease spread….
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    22 Apr
  5. High risk of serious Covid-19 outcomes for 27 million severely obese

    People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher) are now considered at risk of developing serious…
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    22 Apr
  6. A deeper recession and slow recovery predicted by leading macroeconomic influencers

    The recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to be more severe and slow down recovery instead of the…
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    20 Apr
  7. University of Waterloo to develop nasal vaccine for Covid-19

    University of Waterloo researchers in Canada are developing a DNA-based vaccine candidate that can be given via nasal route to…
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    17 Apr
  8. The four contests that will shape the post-Covid-19 world

    David Miliband in the New Statesman The global pandemic has shown the limits of the politics of anger. Issues of…
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    16 Apr
  9. Up to two months post-peak lockdown needed to wipe out Covid-19 according to GlobalData

    GlobalData  has updated its risk of transmission forecast model using the most recent historical Covid-19 data from the Johns Hopkins…
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    9 Apr
  10. Morning Update: EU negotiate co-ordinated economic response to Covid-19 while China reduces Wuhan lockdown

    Latest news government updates from New Statesman Notes from our epidemiologist Infographic: US Covid-19 deaths soar again but falls in…
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    8 Apr
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