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“ Big fall in Covid cases suggests third wave has peaked” – Britain is seeing a sustained fall in reported coronavirus cases outside of lockdown for the first time since the pandemic began, says the Times. “ How 50,000 dementia cases were missed in lockdown” – Around one in 10 new dementia sufferers went undiagnosed because referrals to memory clinics all but stopped at the start of the Covid pandemic, according to the Mail. “ More trials of public health interventions against Covid needed, says government adviser” – “If there are things government would do if they knew they worked, they are the priority,” says Graham Medley, a member of SAGE. “ Plague and protests: how the pandemic has sparked a wave of unrest around the world” – Epidemics and civil unrest have long gone hand in hand. “ Fierce clashes between protesters & police in Paris as tens of thousands rally against Covid certs, vax mandates in France” – Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second weekend in a row to protest against health passes and mandatory vaccination for medics. In Paris, rallies ended up in scuffles with police. “ Why I Protested Yesterday – and Will Again” – Twenty-seven-year-old teacher Remy Chadwick explains why he joined an anti-lockdown protest in Sydney. “ Spain’s top court rules that the coronavirus state of alarm was unconstitutional” – Spain’s Constitutional Court has concluded that the Government should have resorted to a state of emergency – which requires prior parliamentary approval – to limit fundamental rights for the nationwide lockdown. “ Union bosses say key workers should stay at home during pingdemic” – Leaders of the U.K.’s biggest unions, including the RMT, Unison and Usdaw, are telling workers in critical U.K. infrastructure to quarantine if they are contacted by the NHS Covid app. “ Sajid Javid apologises for saying people should not ‘cower’ from Covid” – On Saturday, the Health Secretary tweeted that he had made a “full recovery” from COVID-19 and urged people to get vaccines as the U.K. learns to “live with, rather than cower from, the virus”. After a backlash from chin-wobblers, he issued an apology. “ Unjabbed students face ban as ‘raging’ Boris Johnson targets vaccine refuseniks” – University students will have to be fully vaccinated to attend lectures or stay in halls of residence under plans being pushed by the Prime Minister, according to the Times. “ Police investigate antivax rally over ‘Nuremberg’ cry” – The police are investigating remarks made by former NHS nurse Kate Shemirani at an anti-lockdown protest. “ Reluctant Swedes will be paid £17 to have Covid jab” – Swedish volunteers will be paid £17 each to be immunised in Europe’s largest test of whether small cash incentives can improve vaccine uptake, reports the Guardian. “ Boris is in danger of becoming the Prime Minister he once warned against” – Back when Boris Johnson was on a mission to stop identity cards being used in Britain, he made a very persuasive argument: if parliament allows such expensive technology to come into existence, then the government will cook up excuses to use it. What changed his mind, asks this editorial in the Spectator? “ Falling case numbers may yet save the PM’s bacon” – Luckily for Boris, growing anger from the Tory base over vaccine passports and more has coincided with a potential escape route. “ We need to act now to block Britain’s social credit system” – Ross Clark says we need to prevent Britain embracing China’s social credit system in the Spectator. “ Woman wearing Charlie Hebdo T-shirt is stabbed in Hyde Park” – Hatun Tash, an ex-Muslim-turned-Christian preacher was stabbed at Speakers’ Corner yesterday. “ ‘Here comes the sun’: The philosophers who might help us through COVID’s dark days” – How do we not fall prey to fear when all we hear is a drumbeat of doom and a daily roll call of new Covid cases, asks Stan Grant. “ If you’re wearing a mask on an empty train, you’re not a nice person – you’re a numpty” – Mark Dolan lets fly on GB News at Labour Cllr Alice Perry, who tweeted a picture of herself wearing a mask in an empty London Underground carriage.
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