A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians’ efforts to control the virus — and other acts of hubris and folly – not just in Britain, but around the world.
Chris Hopson, the Chief Executive of NHS Providers, says the Government may have to draft in "tighter restrictions" in order to save the NHS from being overwhelmed by a surge in Omicron cases.
Incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who takes power on New Year's Day, has vowed to retain Bill de Blasio vaccine mandate for private sector workers.
The Daily Sceptic's in-house doctor reflects on the year gone by, noting the site's excellent track record of identifying important issues about the NHS's management of Covid months before the mainstream media.
The SNP Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, has admitted that hundreds of Covid patients may have been in hospital for reasons unrelated to the virus.
The English Football League has announced that it will scrap match-day testing to prevent further fixture disruption – a problem which has plagued English football over the Christmas period.
Italy has imposed a mandatory vaccination requirement on all outdoor sportsman, which also bans any unjabbed player from travelling into the country to compete in international tournaments.
Analysing data gathered by the U.K. Health Security Agency relating to the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna booster jabs, some Australian medical experts say three booster jabs may be needed per year.
Boris Johnson has told the nation to go out and celebrate the New Year, but has told the public to be "cautious and sensible" due to the presence of the Omicron variant.
John Swinney, the SNP Deputy First Minister, has said that Scots should not travel to England for New Year's Eve in order to escape Scotland's much tougher Covid restrictions.