Total Covid-19 infections may just have broken the two million barrier globally. But there are encouraging signs that, at least in some places, active cases have already peaked. Scientists’ understanding of the disease is still in its infancy and there are many questions we don’t yet have clear answers to. In particular, if we’re all exposed to the same disease, why is there such a wide variation in apparent infection, fatality and recovery rates from country to country?
Posts by James Lister-Cheese
The weekend election in Hamburg ran largely to script (see our report Thuringian tremors 7th February 2020). The SPD-Green coalition,…
Donald Trump is on a roll. He presides over the longest cyclical upswing on record. On his watch, unemployment is…
Germany has just reported much-improved industrial production numbers for November. In volume terms they jumped 1.1% mom on a seasonally-adjusted basis, better than consensus expectations for a 0.8% rebound. So the downturn is over? Don’t bet on it.
By David Roche, James Lister-Cheese and Nick Kennedy
Is democracy in the 21st century dying? Will it become a rare beast in an autocratic world full of old people, robots and AI? There are certainly signs that this will happen.