- “Four million Brits invited to schedule their winter Covid jab” – People over the age of 75, care home residents, NHS staff and people who are housebound are among those prioritised to receive the vaccination, which has been updated to fight Omicron, the Mail reports.
- “Pharmacists ‘worried’ about insufficient supply of Covid vaccine boosters” – The Telegraph reports that ahead of the national rollout, the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies says chemists do not have enough jabs to meet demand.
- “The Terrifying Vacuity of Klaus Schwab” – The inimitable Eugyppius with a review of COVID-19: The Great Reset, “one of the dumbest, most tedious and utterly pointless books ever written”.
- “Impacts of the Statewide COVID-19 Lockdown Interventions on Excess Mortality, Unemployment, and Employment Growth” – A new study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine compares U.S. states on excess mortality and Covid restrictions and finds “no statistical relationship between excess mortality and openness scores, while there were strong relationships with employment measures”.
- “Why Is Covid Worse for Some People Than Others?” – SciTechDaily reports on a new study that finds genes play a role in why some people suffer more from COVID-19 than others.
- “Why it’s still worth asking questions on lockdown” – The Spectator‘s Fraser Nelson defends his magazine’s continued criticism of the lockdown mythos.
- “Putin’s closure of Nord Stream 1 has left Britain exposed” – Ross Clark in the Spectator says that Western sanctions have harmed Russia, but they are also incredibly costly and amount to a form of mutually assured destruction.
- “Macron is blaming Putin for his own net zero folly” – Gavin Mortimer in the Spectator approvingly quotes French newspaper Le Figaro that “the reality is that, for the past 15 years, we have voluntarily sacrificed part of our nuclear power, which ensured our energy sovereignty, in order to make little political arrangements with the ecologists”.
- “Who’s really threatening American democracy?” – Tom Slater in Spiked says Joe Biden has helped usher in a terrifying new era of ‘respectable’ authoritarianism.
- “Chile set to reject ‘woke’ new constitution” – Polls show that nearly half the electorate will vote against the new proposed constitution – a radical Left wing creation – with just a third expected to vote in favour, the Telegraph reports.
- “Sir Tom Devine criticises ‘naming and shaming’ over slavery” – Scotland’s best-known historian has criticised an official report on Edinburgh’s slavery legacy for “naming and shaming” famous people from the past when in reality the whole of society was embroiled in the trade and its consequences, the Times reports.
- “RFU hit by legal action over transgender women ban” – The Telegraph reports that the governing body says it will “robustly defend” its case after trans player Julie Curtiss issued it with a pre-action protocol letter.
- “U.S. bakery triumphs in long-running court battle with ‘woke’ university” – Gibson’s was falsely accused of racial profiling by senior university staff after a shoplifting incident in what is widely seen as an example of woke overreach by a university, the Telegraph reports.
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