“ There is no case for new Covid restrictions ” – The Government must hold its nerve and let us live freely, writes David Livermore in Spiked. “ The NHS isn’t facing another Covid crisis and Sajid Javid knows it ” – If the Government restricts a fully vaccinated nation, it risks ushering in a new way of life for good, writse Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph. “ NHS has 6,000 spare beds for Covid patients ” – The NHS still has 6,000 free beds for Covid patients, says a Health Minister rejecting calls for an immediate return to further restrictions. “ GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments ” – Family doctors reject the plan to force them to see any patient who wants face-to-face appointment, reports the Guardian. “ Covid likely to be fatal ‘only for the very old and already infirm’, according to new study” – Well, that only took 19 months! “ Nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome added as very rare side effect for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in U.K. ” – The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has added Guillain-Barré syndrome, a serious nerve disorder as a possible side effect to the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine after a handful of cases were linked to the jab, reports RT. “ Risk of heart inflammation in young men higher after Moderna Covid jab ” – The CDC has revealed data showing that young men who receive the Moderna Covid vaccine are slightly more likely to develop heart inflammation than those who get the Pfizer jab. “ What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on 19 Months of Covid ” – Peter Robinson talks to Dr. Jay Bhattacharya about what we got right, what we got wrong, and what we got really wrong in the latest Uncommon Knowledge podcast. “ The Covid-Catholic Parallel – been here before? ” – “We see unprecedented use of ‘unprecedented’ today. But perhaps the entire phenomenon we are experiencing is not unprecedented,” writes Gregory Sams. “ Florida has second biggest decrease in new Covid cases in U.S. as DeSantis refuses lockdowns, mandates” – After the media called the Florida Governor “DeathSantis” and claimed Floridians would be subject to perpetual infection, Covid numbers have dissipated in the Sunshine State while beginning to rise in blue states, reports LifeSite. “ Brutal take-down of mask rule claim ” – The authors of a “world-first” Australian face mask study that was ripped apart by experts as “very, very low quality” have issued a response to the criticism. “ Why doesn’t Amnesty International care that I’m a victim of oppressive pandemic policies if I’m not in Russia or China? ” – Finally, the cavalry has arrived… or has it? Amnesty has spoken in support of liberty amid sanitary authoritarianism – but it’s Moscow and Beijing in the firing line, and there’s no recognition of what’s going on in the West, writes Rachel Marsden in RT. “ The void at the centre of Britain’s net zero strategy ” – “We are rapidly approaching a time when wishful thinking collides with reality,” writes Andrew Montford in the Spectator. “ ‘CO2’ and ‘eco-anxiety’ among new additions to Oxford English Dictionary ” – Other additions include “climate justice”, “climate refugee” and “climate strike”, in recognition of the youth protests led by Greta Thunberg. “ Tories are tied in knots over free speech ” – The passage of the Online Harms Bill will expose the contradiction between the Party’s libertarian instincts and its desire to confront tech giants, writes James Forsyth in the Times. “ Donald Trump launches Truth Social app in challenge to Big Tech ” – Donald Trump will launch his own social media app “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech” after being banned from Twitter and Facebook, reports the Times. “ No home for Western man — Bournbrook Magazine ” – “The rootlessness of the modern world has led to various maladies of the mind,” writes Frederick Edward in Bournbrook Magazine. “ MIT’s Choice of Lecturer Ignited Criticism. So Did Its Decision to Cancel ” – Dorian Abbot is a scientist who has opposed aspects of affirmative action. He is now at the center of an argument over free speech and acceptable discourse, reports the New York Times. “ Majorities across all age groups are concerned about another lockdown” – The balance of public opinion finally appears to be moving against new restrictions.
“ Covid attitudes have shifted” – New polling published in the Sunday Times suggetsts the number of people who want the Government to limit the spread of the virus at all costs has fallen while the public desire to protect the economy (even if it means ‘more virus’) has become more prominent.