“It is time for a discussion about Covid certification” – Michael Gove’s piece in the Sunday Telegraph, setting out why the Government proposes to pilot the use of ‘Covid certification’ in a range of venues, and inviting readers’ “thoughts on the role that certification might play in our anti-Covid strategy” – although you haven’t got long to share them because Boris is due to make an announcement about vaccine passports on Monday
“Lockdown and cancer: are we getting the full story?” – “The true scale of the cancer backlog has yet to be acknowledged by the UK Government, far less prioritised with specific additional funding,” writes Professor Gordan Wishart in the Spectator. “Denial could cost lives”
“Now the police are breaking up Good Friday services” – “There have been many shocking and even despicable acts of authoritarianism over this past year of lockdown”, says Brendan O’Neill in Spiked, “and right up there are the events that took place at a Polish Catholic church in south London”
“How governments manipulate human behaviour” – In the latest episode of the Pandemic Podcast, Dan Astin Gregory compares Albert D. Bilderman’s historic work on how human behaviour can be manipulated with the present day handling of COVID-19
“Disease is the newest excuse for segregation” – “The notion that separation is safer than integration is dangerous and contrary to the good life as we’ve come to understand it over half a millennium,” writes Jeffrey A. Tucker for AIER
“The Texas Neanderthals were right” – Texas governor Greg Abbott ended the state’s mask mandate in early March and since then cases, hospitalisations and deaths have all plummetted, Sean Collins reports in Spiked
“Dr. Fauci, Tear off these masks” – Once Covid deaths drop to the level of flu deaths, which may happen in the U.S. within the next month or two, the masks can go, says Nicole Saphier in the Wall Street Journal
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