“What happened to ‘follow the science’ on Covid?” – “It did not take long for the Omicron hysteria, for that is what I believe it is, to reverberate through the hospitality sector,” writes Patrick Dardis, who describes how the panic has wounded the hospitality industry in the Mail.
“Ditch the muzzle!” – “Face nappy. Muzzle. Mask. Whatever you choose to call them, face coverings are a sign of compliance, allowing governments to gauge levels of public obedience to increasingly ridiculous Covid rules,” writes Mary McGreechin in TCW.
“The mask slips” – Mask obsessives just want to signal their superiority over the selfish, germ-spreading others, writes Tim Black in Spiked.
“Will New Zealand ever escape zero Covid?” – “New Zealand might end up with the worst of both worlds: facing the same problems as everyone else, but persisting with an unsustainable zero Covid approach to them,” writes Tom Chodor in UnHerd.
“What is happening to my profession?” – “The implementation of the social justice agenda has constrained collegial discourse, challenged the maintenance of standards, and suppressed honest analysis of certain problems,” says Sally Satel, who examines the recent ideological takeover of the American health industry in Quillette.
“Lockdown kills” – Broadcaster Tonia Buxton speaks to talkRadio about the disastrous impact lockdown has inflicted on her family: “My mother-in-law died because of lockdown. She died because her doctor couldn’t be bothered to see her. We are killing people because of lockdown.”