“Just half of children in England want a Covid vaccine” – Researchers surveyed more than 27,000 nine to 18 year-olds across the country earlier this year ahead of the controversial plans to jab healthy secondary school pupils and found exactly 50% wanted the vaccine, with the youngest and poorest the least likely to accept a jab.
“Another lockdown would hurt the NHS” – The NHS is once again in trouble, writes Amy Jones in UnHerd. A mix of “bed blocking”, staff shortages and increased presentations to A&E have all conspired against it and we may be looking at a “firebreak” lockdown to “save” it once again.
“Got long Covid symptoms? Well, they might be something else” – Nearly a million people across the U.K. have long Covid-type symptoms, according to the latest survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), but this is based on self-reporting rather than confirmatory tests, according to the Times.
“Boris Johnson needs to get a grip” – Unless our Prime Minister gets a grip soon Britain is going to decide that – just like Labour in the 1970s – Boris isn’t working, writes Dan Wootton in MailOnline.
“New York state vaccine mandate for medical workers goes into effect” – New York state’s vaccine mandate for all medical workers is now in effect, potentially putting 83,000 workers at risk of termination. Hospitals across the state say they support the mandate, but some are confronting staffing shortages as a result, Errol Barnett reports on CBS News.
“Climate policy meets cold reality in Europe” – The rush to renewables causes severe energy price spikes and shortages; Biden’s policies would do the same in the U.S., writes Allysia Finley in the Wall Street Journal.
“Weird binary: Not hypocrisy, compliance signalling” – When it comes to the persecution of conservatives (especially white conservatives) and demographic shift, progressives put out peculiarly alternating messages: “It’s great – it isn’t happening – it’s great – it isn’t happening – it’s great.” Alexander Adams explores this “weird binary” in Bournbrook Magazine.