- “NHS funding private healthcare for staff while patients face record waiting lists” – Hospitals and ambulance trusts are paying for employees to undergo private care ranging from MRI scans to physiotherapy, the Telegraph reports.
- “Why did Covid disappear from our collective consciousness so quickly? ” – We are experiencing the pandemic’s social death as people move on and don’t want to look back, argues Brigid Delaney in the Guardian.
- “Florida’s Covid numbers were obviously right all along” – A Florida inspector general‘s report determined that Rebekah Jones‘s allegations of fraud and dishonesty in the state’s reporting of Covid data were ’unsubstantiated’, writes Amber Athey in Spectator World.
- “Families call for end to ‘catastrophic’ face-mask rule for dementia carers” – Ministers are being urged to end the requirement for care home staff to wear face coverings when in contact with people living with dementia, according to the Times.
- “The White House Keeps Stoking Covid Fears” – Professor Jay Bhattacharya writes in the Wall Street Journal that White House Covid response coordinator Ashish Jha cites a flawed study when he claims Covid is “a far greater threat to kids than the flu is”.
- “Covid Policy Reinforces Chinese Communist Party Tyranny” – Hundreds of millions of Chinese have more keenly felt the communist lash than before, writes Doug Bandow in AIER.
- “Prevent and the problem of ‘political correctness’” – Those charged with understanding and preventing terrorism shouldn’t be afraid of accurately and fully describing where it comes from, says Liam Duffy in the Spectator.
- “The police don’t need lessons in ‘black history’” – Taking a racialised approach to policing is never a good idea, writes Inaya Folarin Iman in Spiked.
- “America’s great cities are gripped by decline and disorder” – Joel Kotkin writes in Spiked that voters have had enough of ‘progressive’ leaders who are presiding over spiralling violence and crime.
- “Government Censorship of Social Media Will Prove Fatal to Free Speech” – Recent events have sparked a national debate about what role, if any, the Government should play in censoring social media, writes Jenin Younes in the Daily Signal.
- “Free speech has to win” – Nadhim Zahawi writes in the Mail that he is more convinced than ever that the “chilling crushing of free speech needs to be countered”.
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