“Johnson must think again on plans to relax Covid rules” – Forces are gathering against the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the Observer reports, with Professor Andrew Hayward of NERVTAG warning that it would drive up the numbers infected with the India variant and that unvaccinated younger adults would be most at risk
“Is the Indian Covid variant more dangerous than other strains?” – Writing in the Spectator, Ross Clark flags up an observational study of 3,235 healthcare workers at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi, all of whom had had been vaccinated. 85 were found to have the infection and the hospitalisation rate was 0.06%. None died
“There’s no case for delay in reopening” – “We will never be 100% free of the coronavirus,” says this leader in the Telegraph. “Are we going to lock the country up every time there is the threat of a surge in infections?”
“Variants, Votes and Voters” – In the latest episode of Bournbrook‘s Week in Review, Michael Curzon, S.D. Wickett and guest contributor Peter Tutykhin discuss SAGE’s doom-mongering about the Indian variant, and much else
“A Monumental Waste of Time” – Revs Tom, Jamie and Daniel discuss hugging and Michael Gove’s reply to their letter about vaccine passports in the latest episode of the Irreverend Podcast
“Covid mRNA Medications: The Peer-Reviewed Evidence” – On the Model Health Show, medical researcher Dr. Ron Brown discusses reporting bias in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and the distinction between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction
“The Two Nations of Covid” – In the latest episode of the Tom Woods Show, Tom asks why so many vaccinated Americans are keeping their masks on even though the CDC say they can discard them
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