“Matt Hancock violates patient confidentiality” – In declaring that majority of the 18 patients hospitalised in the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust with the Indian variant hadn’t taken the vaccine, the Health Secretary ignored key principles of medical confidentiality, says HART
“No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed” – We are continuing, says Dustin Broadberry in Off-Guardian, “to surrender ancient rights and protections to an unthinkable dystopia that is now within sniffing distance”
“Are our children being spied on in schools?” – “Yes,” says Das Astin Gregory in the Pandemic Podcast, referring to a Scottish Government briefing note to senior leaders and teachers offering “‘a short summary of the ways in which extremists have responded to Covid-19” and definitions of “misinformation”, “disinformation”, and “conspiracy theories”
“Cork woman jailed for weekend after refusing to wear a mask” – A judge was confused by the behaviour of the “pleasant woman” who was “undermining the rules of court and country” by her refusal to wear a mask in court and had “no other option” but to jail her for contempt, the Irish Times reports
“Germany declares U.K. a virus variant region” – Germany’s public health institute has said the U.K. is a virus variant region, and anyone returning to Germany after a trip to Britain or Northern Ireland has to quarantine for two weeks, according to Reuters
“Running Out of Patience for the CDC” – “Throughout the entire pandemic,” says Ethan Yang for the AIER, “the CDC has been the arbiter of comically cautious guidance, arbitrary and unethical recommendations, and it contradicted itself so many times that it would be a decent question to ask if anyone really listens at this point”
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