“Sight loss: Lengthy waiting lists ‘cost me my driving licence’” – Former teacher Dianne Gill believes she would still be able to drive if she had not had to wait 11 months to see a specialist, the BBC says, and she fears the situation would get worse for thousands of others due to backlogs that have developed
“Oxford Road hotel quarantine facility to close” – The Penta Hotel quarantine service on Oxford Road is to close at the end of this month, the Reading Chronicle reports, amid council concerns about the spread between residents, staff and the local community
“Church worship restricted, devil worship fine” – Roger Watson notes in the Conservative Woman that “Christian worship may be conducted only under strict and completely unnecessary restrictions” whereas heavy metal fans were permitted to crowd into a concert in Castle Donington over the weekend
“Hancock pulls the plug on the National Health Service” – In the Conservative Woman, Kate Dunlop picks Matt Hancock up on his suggestion that treatment for Covid on the NHS could depend on vaccination status, which undermines Aneurin Bevan’s “great and novel undertaking”
“French nightclubs will reopen on July 9th, but you’ll need a health pass” – Nightclubs will soon be allowed to open their doors again across the Channel, but anyone looking for a night out will need a health pass attesting they have either been fully vaccinated, have been tested over the previous 72 hours or have recovered from COVID-19, according to Euronews
“WHO to discuss Olympics COVID-19 risks with Japan, IOC” – The World Health Organization said on Monday it would discuss managing COVID-19 risks with Japanese authorities and the International Olympic Committee, according to Reuters, after organisers announced some spectators would be permitted to attend the Tokyo Games.
“Addendum: competing interests and the origins of SARS-CoV-2” – Peter Daszak has added some detail about about his competing interests to the February 2020 letter in the Lancet affirming support for the scientists in China and restating his conclusion that the virus came from nature and pointing out that he is recused from the Lancet COVID-19 Commission’s work on the origins of the virus
“Should you get vaccinated?” – Steve Kirsch, the Executive Director of COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund, examines the data on vaccine safety at TrialSiteNews