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Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specializes in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail in the UK. He has also written on a wide range of topics for The National newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. A keen sailor and onetime ocean rower, his latest book, “How to Build a Boat,” published by Simon & Schuster, is an account of a year spent building a traditional wooden boat as an inspirational gift and life lesson for his young daughter.

Articles By Jonathan Gornall

‘Prudent Over-Reaction’ Necessary to Protect Against New Coronavirus from China By Jonathan Gornall - Jan 26, 2020

At first, it looked like the outbreak of a new respiratory disease in China at the end of December had been limited to a few dozen people linked to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan. The world should have been so lucky. By now, if they haven’t done so already the Gulf … Continue reading “‘Prudent Over-Reaction’ Necessary to Protect Against New Coronavirus from China”

Trump’s Threat Against Archaeology. And Archaeologists By Jonathan Gornall - Jan 19, 2020

The shockwaves from Donald Trump’s threat to destroy 52 cultural sites in Iran may have receded, overtaken by the latest twists in the deadly game of one-upmanship being played by Washington and Tehran. But there’s still something to be learned from it. One irony shadowing Trump’s contemptuous attitude toward the world’s treasures is that it … Continue reading “Trump’s Threat Against Archaeology. And Archaeologists”

As Antibiotics Stop Working, Are We Headed for the Age of the Phage? By Jonathan Gornall - Jan 2, 2020

The human race has a deadly drug problem. The scourge posing an existential threat isn’t heroin or cocaine. Although such drugs do exact a heavy price on societies around the world, the cost of dealing with them is nothing compared to the looming disaster threatened by our out-of-control dependence upon antibiotics. We owe much to … Continue reading “As Antibiotics Stop Working, Are We Headed for the Age of the Phage?”