“What happens next?” – “It is the measures that we would dismiss now that ought to concern us. They can be imposed in an astonishingly short period of time, accepted, and then applauded by the nation,” argues Jamie Walden, who imagines that Covid restrictions may soon become even more draconian in Bournbrook Magazine.
“Omicron is a horrible dilemma for zero-Covid China” – “Omicron is the end of the road for China’s zero-Covid policy. The Communist Party cannot plausibly suppress a variant that spreads with lightning speed through asymptomatic cases that escape surveillance,” writes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Telegraph.
“If you say you’re mask-exempt, you are!” – A little loophole in the law says that you do not need to provide physical proof, like an exemption card, to show that you don’t have to follow mask mandates, says Liz Hodgkinson in TCW.
“The death of the social justice warrior” – In Bournbrook Magazine’s latest video essay, S.D. Wickett narrates one of his previous articles discussing how social justice politics first began as a joke, then quickly became hegemonic.
“Santa’s in another vaccine advert” – In a new NHS advert seeking to promote the vaccine, Santa Claus, played by actor Martin Kemp, is seen being administered a Covid jab while saying that “vaccines are the best form of protection to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe”.