Unfair Vaccine Distribution and the Rising Threat of Escape Mutations

For many, the arrival of 2021 meant hope: COVID-19 vaccines were finally a reality. People assumed that societies could go back to normal. But the new year brought with it new challenges. As we know, the world did not respond…

On Brussels: The Drift Sets In

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The EU-wide vaccination programme has got off to a rocky start, to say the least. Now, things are going from bad to worse. The rollout of the AstraZeneca jab has been paused, countries that are…

How to successfully handle a pandemic: countries that have done (relatively) well

Often, when discussing the topic of which country has had, and has implemented, the best solution for containing the coronavirus, it is left out that each country is different. Although this seems obvious, I don’t think it is discussed enough.…

On Brussels: Under Scrutiny

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here There are no two ways about it: the EU has had a rough few weeks. It has come within a whisker of triggering a major diplomatic incident with the UK, has faced the wrath of…

South Africa’s misguided COVID-19 pandemic response, as it charts fifth highest cases in the world….

South Africa, a country well-known for its transformative Constitution that contains the ‘Bill of Rights’, which protects the rights of the people inside the country and succinctly defines the role and limited powers of public institutions and office-bearers is now…

On Brussels: Europe Reopens, and Agonises over Israel

Find Luke‘s other articless On Brussels here. Europe is reopening. The world’s largest common market and borderless travel area is starting to return to pre-Covid times. There are hopes that the summer tourist trade could yet recover, kick-starting the economic…

Covid-19 in Europe: Successes and Failures

Across most of the continent, the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have passed. What began with a single confirmed, imported case in France on 24 January soon spiralled out of control. By mid-March, the border control-free Schengen Area…

On Brussels: The Unlocking Dilemma – Will the EU Get It Right?

Find Luke’s other articles On Brussels here. Over the past few weeks, a stark home truth has been laid bare across Europe: the Covid-19 pandemic is a public health issue with economic consequences — and it is an economic issue…