“Will vaccine efficacy decline over time?” – Data emerging from Israel suggests that booster vaccines may be more urgent than first thought. Immunity might be waning for those who got their jab in the winter months, according to figures from the Israeli Ministry of Health.
“Vaccines Are All In Your Head” – “Reality is not binary, and that applies to vaccinations,” says satirist Tim Murray. “I’m a transvaxxite. This means I identify as vaccinated although I was not jabbed with a vax.”
“Lockdowns are killers in the global south” – A report on India’s excess mortality published on Tuesday by the Center for Global Development. The report’s authors estimated total excess deaths in India over the past 15 months at a staggering 4.9 million.
“Opinion | How Science Lost the Public’s Trust” – From climate to Covid, politics and hubris have disconnected scientific institutions from the philosophy and method that ought to guide them, says Matt Ridley in an interview in the Wall St Journal.
“Why is Jeremy Farrar targeting Sunetra Gupta?” – Prof Martin Kulldorff, one of the three original signatories of the Great Barrington Declaration, comes to the defence of Prof Sunetra Gupta, who has been blamed for the delay to the second lockdown by Jeremy Farrar. See his Twitter thread here.