“Why this winter won’t be as bleak as the last” – “Most experts believe that barring an unexpected hiccup – such as a new variant which can dodge the vaccine or a catastrophic failure with the booster campaign – it seems increasingly unlikely that the NHS will be overwhelmed by Covid cases this winter,” writes Joe Pinkstone in the Telegraph.
“Winners and losers in the lockdown stakes” – “To paraphrase Orwell, it is worth remembering that in terms of lockdowns all animals are equal but some are more equal than others,” Bill Wright examines the groups that have gained and lost the most through lockdown in the TCW.
“The country needs a dose of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to battle Covid” – “Florida has the lowest Covid case rate in the country. They did it without vaccine mandates, without mask mandates in school and with no restrictions on businesses,” Karol Markowicz argues that other political leaders should follow the Florida Governor’s lead in the New York Post.
“DeSantis sues Biden over federal contractor vaccine mandate” – “The complaint, filed in federal district court in Tampa, calls the policy a ‘radical intrusion on the personal autonomy of American workers,’ and seeks a preliminary nationwide injunction to block it from taking effect,” reports the Hill.
“Kamala Harris gets her Covid booster shot” – Vice President Kamala Harris jumped the queue as the White House declares that her busy schedule and frequent travel places her in a ‘high risk’ category, reports the Mail.
The climate summit to nowhere” – “It’s incongruous bordering on the bizarre to organize a summit like this while Europe is battening down for a winter fuel crisis,” writes the WSJ Editorial Board.
“The woke counter-Enlightenment” – Thomas Henry Huxley’s fierce scepticism makes him an ideal target for modern zealots, Frank Furedi writes on the targeting of this anti-slavery 19th-century scientist by modern progressives in Spiked.