“Germany hits panic button – Merkel to follow Austria and lock down 14 million” – Germany is planning on locking down 14 million unvaccinated citizens in a bid to tackle increasing case numbers, reports the Express. In the piece, Toby comments: “Given its history, I hoped Germany would be a bit more inhibited about curtailing the rights of a part of its population on the grounds that they’re dangerous and unclean. But apparently not.”
“Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS‐CoV‑2” – “Of 16 quantitative meta‐analyses, eight were equivocal or critical as to whether evidence supports a public recommendation of masks, and the remaining eight supported a public mask intervention on limited evidence primarily on the basis of the precautionary principle,” write the authors of a new critical review for the CATO Institute.
“Europe heads the stampede to medical apartheid” – “While the media engaged in a classic diversionary tactic, they virtually ignored perhaps the most concerning pandemic news out of Western Europe so far,” writes Tom Penn in TCW Defending Freedom.
“‘Most vaccinated’ place on earth cancels Christmas” – Amid a surge in Covid cases, Gibraltar has canceled official Christmas events and “strongly” discouraged people from hosting private gatherings for four weeks. Gibraltar’s entire eligible population is vaccinated.RT reports.
“Could Cthulhu swim right?” – “Both shame and status affiliation are the result of a dominant social narrative or national mythos, interweaving deception and truth, controlled (and largely believed) by the top of society,” writes Alexander Adams in Bournbrook Magazine.