“ Professional singer exposes masks loophole by singing while she shops ” – Footage shows a maskless Louise Grayford buying cheese and wine while singing in the dairy aisle of a Waitrose branch in London, reports MailOnline. “ Only a fraction of the population are susceptible to each variant” – “Each variant will find the susceptible population and once those people have been found that variant will disappear, which is borne out by recent analysis,” writes HART. “ These three weeks are lasting forever” – We are stuck in a permanent cycle of Covid restrictions because the Government does not wish to willing give up its emergency powers, argues Luke Perry in Bournbrook Magazine. “ Face mask litter surged 9,000% due to Covid” – “The ongoing Covid pandemic and mask mandates rolled out by governments worldwide have caused an ‘exponential increase’ in face mask pollution, comprehensive research based on data collected in 11 countries suggests,” reports RT. “ GPs on video calls miss vital clues, new study finds ” – “A team led by King’s College London reviewed 77 research papers from five countries, including the U.K., looking at mental health care provided by phone and video calls in the pandemic,” reports the Mail. “ Could the Downing Street party unravel Boris Johnson’s political career?” – “There is mounting anger about the new Covid restrictions, which many Tory MPs believe were announced only to distract attention from the parties furore,” writes Simon Heffer in the New Statesman. “ Heathrow passenger numbers down 60% as cancellations mount” – Airport says it is likely to take years to return to pre-pandemic numbers, with rules hitting travel confidence, reports the Guardian. “ Austrians aged 14 years-old and over who refuse Covid vaccines will be fined” – “Austrians aged 14 years-old and over who refuse Covid vaccinations will be fined £1,000 per month as Vienna rolls out a jab mandate to last until 2024,” reports MailOnline. “ English football icon presses ahead with plans for mass anti-Johnson protest” – “Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has urged his social media followers to ‘go for it’ after calling for a protest against the under-fire Government of Boris Johnson later this month,” reports RT. “ ‘Mixed messages’ on partying rules could undermine Covid countermeasures” – “Confusion over the rules governing Christmas parties and singing in shops risks undermining public adherence to new Covid control measures, ministers were told yesterday,” reports the Times. “ Public Health Scotland releases report confirming the fully vaccinated account for nine in every 10 Covid Deaths over the past four months” – “The fully vaccinated population have a 407% higher chance of dying once exposed to Covid than the unvaccinated population, rather than the claimed 95% lower chance of dying that’s meant to be induced by the vaccines,” writes the Exposé. “ Downing Street Christmas party had been planned for weeks” – “The No 10 Christmas party was planned for three weeks with invitations sent to officials and advisers on WhatsApp while the U.K. was in full lockdown,” reports the Times. “ New York Governor imposes indoor mask mandate with $1,000 fine” – “New York Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered all businesses to implement an indoor mask mandate punishable by a $1,000 fine unless they require a Covid vaccine pass,” reports RT. “ The agony of the anti-lockdown centrists” – The public figures we trusted have embraced a disturbing new normal, writes Daniel Hadas in UnHerd. “ The shocking number of Australian companies that have sacked staff for not getting jabbed” – “Almost a third of employers have sacked staff members for refusing to get the Covid vaccine, according to a new survey,” reports the Mail Australia. “ How’s ‘shutting down the virus’ going, Joe?” – “Biden promised something new. He promised an end to the virus and he hasn’t delivered in any way,” says Grace Curley in the Spectator World. “ ‘BAME’ has got to go” – Finally, broadcasters are ditching this patronising, catch-all term for non-white people, writes Rakib Ehsan in Spiked. “ The tragedy of John Cleese” – In Bournbrook Magazine’s latest video essay, S.D. Wickett narrates one of his recent articles about how the comedian John Cleese regrets supporting political correctness, partly blaming himself for destroying the old, humorous Britain that he loved. “ Let’s not become Scotland” – “The fact that the Law Commission wants to venture into territory where even Nicola Sturgeon fears to tread is alarming,” writes Toby, who analyses the Law Commission’s recent recommended changes to hate-crime laws, which would harm free speech in the Spectator. “ Jordan Peterson explains how tyranny grows” – In his appearance on the Joe Rogan show, Jordan Peterson describes the process for how government power can deceptively grow and become tyrannical.