“ Is faulty injection technique behind rare clot disorder reported post Covid vaccination?” – Recent international studies suggest that faulty injection techniques may be the reason behind incidences of rare blood clots being reported post Covid vaccination, says the Times of India. “ Children need a definite, irreversible return to normal” – Returning to exams next year is vital if we are to fix the damage that has been done, according to this Telegraph leader. “ Inside Britain’s ‘Wild West’ travel testing regime” – Industry experts say Britain’s rip-off PCR testing market was created by the Government’s decision to open it up to private providers and then fail to regulate it properly, says MailOnline. “ Fussing Over One Degree of Simulation” – Allowing some historical perspective shows that the IPCC is wrong to label the recent temperature changes “unprecedented”, according to Watts Up With That. “ Australia’s Covid media wars add irony to injury” – Paul Collits takes aim at Australia’s mismanagement of the Covid crisis in the Conservative Woman. “ Delta has exploded the case for zero Covid yet still we are failing to learn to live with the virus” – Madeline Grant in the Telegraph says her own brush with Covid has exposed the folly of Britain’s current state of confusion and paranoia. “ More than half of Russell Group universities make face masks mandatory” – Of the country’s leading 24 institutions, 13 – including Oxford and Cambridge – say that face coverings must be worn, according to the Telegraph. “ GB news advertising boycott backfires as more people likely to watch” – A survey of 1,000 people found that 29% were more likely to watch GB News following the boycott, reports the Telegraph. “ Fifth consecutive weekend of protests in France over Covid pass” – More than 250,000 people are expected at 200 demonstrations this weekend, an increase on last week, according to the Guardian. “ China, the WHO and the power grab that fuelled a pandemic” – After being heavily criticised by the World Health Organisation for its response to SARs in 2003, China decided it would not accept such public humiliation again, reports the Sunday Times in an investigation into China’s capture of the WHO. “ Under-18s will start to receive first dose of ‘back to school’ jabs” – Health Secretary Sajid Javid says the Government aims to have offered a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to all those aged 16 and 17 by August 23rd at walk-in centres across the country, reports the Mail on Sunday. “ The teens who’d prefer to catch Covid than have the vaccine” – While more than 16,000 of Britain’s 1.5 million 16- and 17-year-olds took up the Government’s offer to get jabbed last weekend, thousands are not as enthusiastic, says the Mail on Sunday. “ Free speech victory for Eton teacher Will Knowland sacked over gender lecture” – A teacher who was sacked by Eton over a provocative lecture on gender has been cleared by the watchdog of professional misconduct in a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech, says the Sunday Times. “ In America’s Covid culture war, Republican leaders vie to be most freedom-loving” – There was scarcely a mask in sight as Kristi Noem, the South Dakota governor, arrived on horseback to whoops and cheers from a sea of freedom-loving bikers, reports the Sunday Times. “ When scientific experts agree too easily, we should all start worrying” – Mathew Syed in the Sunday Times says the fact that there’s a consensus among scientists about the causes of climate change isn’t a reason to embrace their point of view. “T he Scottish Government doesn’t trust Scottish parents” – Claire Fox says the SNP’s insistence that children as young as four should be able to choose their pronouns will undermine the authority of Scottish parents.