“People stop me in the street and ask… Will we be ok?” – “Compared with a year ago, we have vaccines, we have boosters, we have tests, and we have the infrastructure to get all of them to where they need to be,” writes Matt Hancock, who argues that the worst is behind us in the Mail on Sunday.
“Omicron hits the mutation jackpot” – The South African Omicron variant is the first Covid variant to achieve immune escape from all three major antibody classes. Is it finally time to panic? ask Swiss Policy Research.
“Dancing mayor and shopping Biden breach mask mandates” – “San Francisco Mayor London Breed is facing a backlash after being filmed dancing carefree and maskless in a club despite the city’s mandate. U.S. President Joe Biden is meanwhile facing his own public-masking critiques,” reports RT.
“The silent treatment” – “Government proposals mean that someone challenging a child’s transgender identity would risk criminal sanctions. This would create a legal concept of a transgender child whose acquired identity cannot be challenged,” writes Tim Dieppe in the Critic.
“Britain needs new ‘non-woke’ universities” – Some have proposed new rules enshrining universities’ obligation to protect free expression on campus – another path would be competition, writes Andrew Lilico in the Telegraph.