All articles by Duncan West

  1. Why wasn’t the UK ready for Covid-19?

    In the UK, a lethal pandemic was considered by the government a “level 5” threat – the most serious security…
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    31 Mar
  2. US Covid-19 confirmed cases trending three times higher than previously estimated

    Epidemiologists from GlobalData conducted a three-scenario forecast model of Covid-19 transmission in the US, with a moderate estimate projecting more…
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    26 Mar
  3. Covid-19 vaccine unlikely to be available within 12–18 months

    The 12–18-month timeline often touted for Covid-19 vaccine availability is unrealistic, experts say, due to the inherent hurdles in developing…
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    26 Mar
  4. US White House and Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package

    In the US, the White House and the Senate have agreed an economic stimulus package worth more than $1.8 trillion…
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    25 Mar
  5. New Zealand declares national state of emergency over Covid-19

    New Zealand has declared a state of national emergency over the Covid-19 outbreak as cases continue to rise. The National…
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    25 Mar
  6. Trump promises faster FDA approval of Covid-19 treatments

    With the Covid-19 pandemic reaching 250,000 cases on Friday and numbers rising quickly in Europe and the US, the search…
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    24 Mar
  7. Global GDP may drop by 1% in 2020, says Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs expects global real gross domestic product to contract by about 1 per cent in 2020, a sharper economic…
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    23 Mar
  8. UBS Securities cuts India’s FY21 real GDP growth forecast to 4%

    Financial Express has reported on a UBS Securities research note that expects India to clock a 4.8% growth in FY20….
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    23 Mar
  9. OECD expects economic fallout to be felt ‘for a long time to come’

    Speaking to CNBC, the OECD’s secretary general, Angel Gurria, stated: “What you have is an economic effect now that, very…
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    22 Mar
  10. Covid-19: What commentators are saying

    1 Mar
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