- “Another £6 billion of PPE and Covid tests down the drain” – It means the U.K.’s Department of Health has now lost £14.9 billion on over-priced, faulty or unused PPE, tests and drugs since the pandemic began, reports the Mail.
- “U.K. health chiefs change how they record Covid deaths” – Only fatalities where the virus was mentioned on a death certificate will be included in the main toll, bringing an end to counting anyone who died within 28 days of testing positive, the Mail reports.
- “Pfizer’s Covid booster and flu shot on same day ‘raises risk of stoke’” – Millions of Americans got both shots at the same time this winter following a major White House public health push, which said: “God gave us two arms – one for the flu shot and the other for the Covid shot.” But now FDA analysis indicates this came with a stroke risk, reports the Mail.
- “Construction worker, 40, who was handed a £10,000 fine after refusing to pay £200 for not wearing a face mask at a Tube station wins appeal against ‘excessive’ fee – but still has to pay the £200” – Justice of sorts for Sean Howson, reported in the Mail.
- “Norovirus warning: NHS fears vomiting bug could cripple hospitals” – People suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea took up 371 beds per day, on average, in hospitals across England last week – twice as high as levels seen at the same time last year, according to the Mail.
- “Davos and the Holy Grail of Equity” – “At what point will their good intentions lead to tyranny? Did we learn nothing from the pandemic, when Government overreach led to economic, health and educational disasters?” asks Caroline Breashears in AIER.
- “LTNs to cover three quarters of borough’s roads despite resident backlash” – Labour-run Hackney council says the “ambitious” scheme will tackle pollution, but campaigners warn it will only make congested roads worse, the Telegraph reports.
- “Why Net Zero is nonsense: a briefing document for opponents” – Robin Guenier offers a succinct summary in TCW.
- “What would ‘winning’ in Ukraine mean?” – Matthew Parris in the Spectator isn’t sure he knows, given the sorry state of the country pre-war.
- “The war against words” – Lionel Shriver in the Spectator on the woke alteration of the language to stamp out wrongspeak and wrongthink.
- “Jacob Rees-Mogg joins GB News as he hails ‘bastion of free speech’” – The Tory MP will tackle political issues as well as “good Somerset cider”, according to the Telegraph.
- “The narcissism of anti-racist therapy” – Race experts are pushing flimsy solutions to real problems, says Tomiwa Owolade in the New Statesman. (Statesperson, surely?)
- “Pride comes before a fall” – Douglas Murray’s latest take-down of LGBT wokery in the Speccie.
- “Applicants ‘functionally illiterate in English’ accepted by the Met in bid to improve diversity” – Applicants to the police who can barely write in English are being accepted by the Met in an attempt to improve diversity, one of His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned, according to the Telegraph.
- “Christians risk being ‘criminalised’ by trans conversion therapy ban” – Christians as well as parents and teachers are at risk of being “criminalised” by the Conservatives’ proposed ban on ‘trans conversion therapy’, 1,400 church leaders have warned Rishi Sunak, the Telegraph reports.
- “The Caesars of the Information Age” – Donald Trump has been unbanned, but Silicon Valley censorship is still a menace to humanity, says Brendan O’Neill in Spiked.
- “Footage shows Pfizer Director Physically Assault James O’Keefe and Veritas Staff” – Watch the follow up to the explosive undercover video of a Pfizer exec confessing his company’s sins to his honey trap date.
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