“ Government refuses to reveal how many times contact tracing turned off on Covid app” – DHSC admits it has data but is blocking release, prompting speculation that the figure is embarrassing, reports the Guardian. “ Britons back Covid vaccines for 12 year-olds, poll shows” – Britons overwhelmingly supported Covid vaccines for children as young as 12, according to a poll for the Times. “ Britain needs to stop counting Covid cases, expert warns ” – Professor Paul Hunter, an infectious disease expert at the University of East Anglia, says Covid will never be eradicated and will instead become endemic and circulate for generations, reports MailOnline. “ Covid tests are five times the cost of a return journey to Europe” – Ministers face increasing pressure to cap how much British travellers pay for PCR tests and scrap VAT on them to stop would-be holidaymakers from being priced out of foreign breaks, reports the Mail. “ Sunetra Gupta: have my Covid hypotheses held up?” – “When I look back at the first interviews I gave on Covid, it is plainly evident that I still had no idea how politicised and nasty this controversy would become,” writes Sunetra Gupta in UnHerd. “ Face masks will be mandatory in Scotland until next spring, SNP warns” – The Deputy First Minister of Scotland says face masks will remain “a significant part of our lives” as the SNP is accused of clinging on to control of people, reports the Telegraph. “ Premier League fans face spot-checks” – Premier League fans will face random spot-checks of their Covid status at grounds in the first few matchdays of the season, reports BBC News. “ 65% of Dems believe vaccination proof should be required to get inside” – The majority of Democrats believe that people should be required to show proof they were vaccinated before entering public indoor spaces, while only 29% of Republicans feel the same, reports MailOnline. “ California mandates vaccines or negative tests to visit people in hospitals” – “Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors are eligible for indoor visits only if they can show documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test,” reads a new notice from the California Department of Public Health. “ Heavily Vaccinated and Masked Hawaii’s Pandemic the Worse Ever as Conventional Wisdom Out the Window” – Hawaii shouldn’t be suffering from Covid as badly as it is given conventional wisdom promulgated from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports TrialSite. “ 14 Israelis who got third shot later infected with Covid” – 14 Israelis have been diagnosed with Covid despite having been inoculated with a third Covid vaccine dose, according to Health Ministry data, reports Times of Israel. “A Closer Look at Germany’s Covid Mortality” – Covid has no influence on population mortality, writes Manfred Horst in Brownstone Institute. “ Vaccine Passports in Church and Society – Church Leaders in Conversation” – Four church leaders discuss their opposition to the Government’s vaccine passport proposals in the latest episode of the Irreverend podcast. “ The Totalitarian Ideology of Lockdownism” – Lockdown is looking less like a gigantic error and more like the unfolding of a fanatical political ideology and policy experiment that attacks core postulates of civilization at their very root, writes Jeffrey A. Tucker in Brownstone Institute. “ Jabs stroll-out and extreme lockdown? Welcome to the land down blunder” – “As we return to near-normal, Australia is staying shut until eight out of ten are immune. At the current rate of vaccinations, that won’t be until next year at the earliest,” writes Trevor Kavanagh in the Sun. “ Obama’s party wasn’t a Covid risk because crowd was ‘sophisticated,’ writer says” – A New York Times reporter has come under fire for suggesting that Barack Obama’s star-studded 60th birthday bash wasn’t a high Covid risk because of the “sophisticated, vaccinated” guests who attended, reports the Sun. “ The politics of trends: Defund the Police UK” – “It is now the norm for contemporary political and cultural issues to become trends, usually acquired by the cultural centre which has its headquarters on another continent,” writes Luke Perry in his latest column in Bournbrook Magazine. “ Team GB still too white and suburban, says Sport England board member” – “Team GB, Paralympics GB and their support teams do not look and sound like the whole population – that is absurd, but I think the challenge is that people don’t think it’s absurd,” says Chris Grant, as reported in the Guardian. “ Revealed: The BBC guide for covering climate change” – BBC journalists are instructed to “build trust” with “disengaged battlers” by showing how “the benefits” of climate action will help “people like them”, reports ‘Steerpike’ in the Spectator. “ ‘Green’ Boris has betrayed Red Wall voters with his crass coalmines joke” – The PM is displaying a fundamental misunderstanding of former mining communities, writes Nigel Farage in the Telegraph. “ Cop26 guests from Red List countries will be allowed into U.K.” – Surprise, surprise: travel rules will be relaxed for delegates of the U.N. conference, with vaccines offered to those who have not been inoculated against Covid, reports the Telegraph. “ U.N. Has Been Predicting Planetary Disaster for 50 Years” – “Don’t believe the doomsters,” writes Guido Fawkes. “The U.N. has been predicting planetary disaster for decades, usually scheduled to happen in about a decade’s time.” “ The U.N.’s hysterical language about climate change is designed to cause fear” – Talking on GB News, Dan Wootton slams the U.N. for their “dire doomsday predictions” about climate change.