“Fines for breaching Covid rules are doubled in Australia” – “Tougher penalties breaching quarantine have come into effect in New South Wales after state and territory leaders agreed to avoid Omicron lockdowns while more information is gathered,” reports Australian Associated Press.
“We must stand up to our hysterical Omicron overlords” – “If we keep compliantly allowing our freedoms to be stripped on the whim of a poll-driven Government, then don’t be surprised if they never fully return. A dystopian nightmare looms and it’s time to speak up and stand up,” writes Dan Wotton for MailOnline.
“More than 400 studies on the failure of compulsory Covid interventions” – “Nearly all governments have attempted compulsory measures to control the virus, but no government can claim success. The research indicates that mask mandates, lockdowns, and school closures have had no discernible impact of virus trajectories,” writes Paul Elias Alexander for the Brownstone Institute.
“Covid restrictions have gone on for too long” – “We can’t carry on like this. We can’t keep resurrecting restrictions every time a new Covid variant emerges. We can’t keep suspending certain liberties whenever this blasted virus mutates. Somehow we have got stuck in a spiral of doom and kneejerk authoritarianism,” argues Brendan O’Neill in the Spectator.
“Why is Omicron variant being treated like Ebola?” – “The inevitable chorus of gloomy voices has begun to sing: that unholy alliance of scientific ‘experts’ who have been given blanket coverage by the BBC and left-wing media so often during this pandemic,” writes Professor Angus Dalgleish for the Mail.
“The right: against monarch, for monarchy” – “Queen Elizabeth is as much an asset to progressive politicians and anti-patriotic NGOs as she is a defender of the British peoples. She is a hapless shield, providing the radical managerial technocracy with a fabricated vestige of continuity,” writes Alexander Adams in Bournbrook Magazine.