“Science and politics” – “The latest decree that everyone must wear face coverings has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics: our leaders need to be seen to be doing something,” argues David Seedhouse in Bournbrook Magazine.
“Three little words we should use more often” – “Why do people find it so hard to say ‘I don’t know’? Look at the absurd Christmas parties situation we find ourselves in: politicians are tangled up in knots about what advice to give the public,” writes India Knight in the Sunday Times.
“Will Christmas be cancelled again?” – December 18th is when Boris Johnson must decide whether the Omicron variant will allow a normal Christmas. Even if it does, there could be trouble in the new year, argues Tim Shipman in the Sunday Times.
“Vaccine mandates: unscientific, divisive, and enormously costly” – “The Pfizer and Moderna trials show that in lower risk populations (which account for most of society) Covid vaccines do not reduce mortality. Therefore, vaccine mandates, which are enormously costly and terribly divisive, are a cure worse than the disease,” writes Allon Friedman for the Brownstone Institute.
“The AstraZeneca vaccine’s unlucky few” – Lisa Shaw was one of the tiny proportion of people adversely affected by the Covid jab. Her widower is now calling for better recognition, writes Paul Nuki in the Telegraph.
“U.S. plans to fast-track revamped Covid vaccines” – “Federal regulators said Sunday that cases have been identified in 16 states and that the Food and Drug Administration is already in conversations about streamlining authorization for revamped vaccines,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
“Is New Jersey a peek into the future?” – “In what may be a microcosm of things to come, New Jersey lawmakers defied Governor Phil Murphy and insisted upon entering the States’ Assembly chamber without proof of vaccination,” reports Trailsite.
“Why Covid is a disaster for individual freedom” – New public health totalitarianism gives government and officials endless chances for moral blackmail to enforce restrictions, writes David Quinn, who comments on the Republic of Ireland’s draconian Covid restrictions in the Sunday Times.