“The PM’s restriction: ignoring the science” – “Besides Ferguson and the usual lockdown fanatics, most scientists have not called for urgent restrictions in response to the variant. Why? Because all early indicators are showing it is nothing to panic about,” writes William Parker in Bournbrook Magazine.
“500 school staff fired for declining Covid jab” – “Nearly 500 public school employees in Los Angeles were fired after refusing to comply with a Covid vaccine mandate, with the city making terminations permanent after previously suspending a number of workers,” reports RT.
“End this dismal cycle of restrictions” – It is unsustainable and dangerous to have our lives brought to a standstill every time something emerges that might trouble the NHS, argues Telegraph View.
“Courts backlog could take five years to be cleared up” – “The backlog in Scotland’s courts caused by the pandemic could take up to five years to be cleared after lockdown forced all but the most serious of cases to be postponed, it has emerged,” reports the Times.
“Senate majority votes to repeal vaccine mandate” – “A majority in the U.S. Senate voted to repeal President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with more than a hundred employees, with two Democrats joining Republicans to oppose the policy,” reports RT.