“Iconic singer Van Morrison sued over Covid comments” – “Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Robin Swann, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Van Morrison after the rock and R&B legend labelled him ‘very dangerous’ over Covid restrictions during the pandemic,” reports RT.
“Where has BMJ editor Peter Doshi, a vaccine sceptic, been hiding until now?” – “Perhaps it’s not surprising that he never became a darling of SAGE or found himself in the inner sanctum of government science advisers. They might have found his pursuit of the truth rather hard to stomach,” writes Kathy Gyngell, who examines the research findings of BMJ editor Peter Doshi in TCW.
“Israel has surrendered to the vaccine mob – and for what?” – “The Israeli Government is ignoring expert critiques of the flawed NEJM study and is rushing to implement a third and possible fourth booster shot to its population in a campaign based on dodgy data,” writes Karen Harradine in TCW.
“The trouble with Austria’s vaccine passport plan” – “Are vaccine passports being used in other countries in an attempt to cut Covid infections, or to try and boost vaccine take up by curtailing the social lives of those who refuse? The latest change in policy in Austria would appear to confirm that for them, it’s the latter,” argues Ross Clark in the Spectator.
“Scientific Merit and the ‘Equity’ Cult” – “Astronomer John Kormendy withdrew an article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), after a preprint version that he had just posted on the web drew sharp criticism for threatening the conduct of ‘inclusive’ science,” writes Heather Mac Donald in City Journal.
“Railway museum to research steam trains for racism and slavery links” – “The Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York, together with the National Railway Museum, Network Rail, and three other museums in the North of England will spend £9,000 researching how steam power aided imperial expansion and profiteering during the Industrial Revolution,” reports RT.
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