- “Free speech: a lockdown on disagreeing” – Toby’s essay in the People’s Lockdown Inquiry, a new collaboration between Claire Fox, Buckingham University and Laurence Fox on the impact of lockdown
- “Boris Johnson urged to go the extra mile to cut cancer backlog” – Leading oncologists, the heads of medical colleges and MPs have written to the Prime Minister urging him to do more to tackle a cancer backlog caused by the pandemic, the Times says. Read their letter in the Lancet here
- “Covid jabs can be tweaked within weeks to combat future variants thanks to UK ‘vaccine library’” – According to scientists at the Centre for Process Innovation in Darlington, the U.K. will be able to tweak the current jabs within weeks to combat any further variants, the i reports
- “How many times will it be ‘one last heave’ until we’re free?” – “If we don’t open up now,” writes Ross Clark in the Telegraph, “will we ever?”
- “Boris is right: we need to learn to live with Covid. So why not now? ” – “For the life of me I cannot understand the logic of this,” says the Telegraph‘s Janet Daley. “If we must learn to live with the ineradicable risk of the virus, why not start now?”
- “This isn’t a delay, but a disastrous trap for the PM and the country” – “Boris Johnson’s lockdown concession leaves the door open to semi-permanent restrictions on liberties,” writes Sherelle Jacobs in the Telegraph
- “Boris Johnson has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory” – “The Government hasn’t so much moved the goalposts as demolished the entire stadium and decamped to another postcode,” writes the Daily Mail‘s Richard Littlejohn
- “‘One final push?’ Yeah, right – this madness is here for good!” – “We are told that this is the final push,” says Luke Perry in Bournbrook. “What folly. The precedent has been set. This is here for good”
- “Boris faces a choice – and it’s not between clubbing and no clubbing” – Henry Hill had long feared that “as the range of activities restricted continued to narrow, so would support for lifting the restrictions”, he says in CAPX. Now he reckons his pessimism was justified
- “The G7 and the arrogance of Covid theatre” – “We know that so many of the Covid rituals are pointless,” writes Fraser Myers in Spiked. “And now, thanks to the pictures from the G7, we know that our leaders know these gestures are largely pointless, too”
- “Delaying Liberation Day sets a dangerous precedent” – “As we contemplate sliding in to yet another extension of serious legal curtailments to our lives, our livelihoods and our freedom,” says Tory MP Miriam Cates, “It’s time to ask if we have travelled too far down this road”
- “As a GP in the NHS I witnessed first-hand the catastrophic way Matt Hancock failed the old and vulnerable in care homes” – “If there was one population that needed to be protected it was elderly, vulnerable care home residents,” Dr. Malcolm Kendrick writes in RT. “Matt Hancock presided over policy decisions that threw care home residents under a bus”
- “COVID-19 vaccines: In the rush for regulatory approval, do we need more data?” – Manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are now seeking full regulatory approval for their products. But what’s the rush, asks Peter Doshi in the BMJ, and is just six months of data from now unblinded trials acceptable?
- “The Innova scandal Part 3: The U.S. says ‘Throw the tests in the trash‘” – In a third instalment of her Conservative Woman series investigating the Innova lateral flow test, Sonia Elijah covers the announcement from the FDA last week warning that the performance of the test has not been adequately established and directing the public to throw them them in the bin
- “Using weapons of mass deception: Why Covid is Johnson’s Iraq” – “Politicians are a vain lot who yearn for a simple, binary, Manichean issue where they can play a starring Churchillian role,” says Andrew Cadman in the Conservative Woman. “For Johnson and Hancock, it is Covid”
- “Coming to a TV near you, the Covid Comedy of Errors (it’s a gaffe-a-minute)” – In a satirical piece for the Conservative Woman, Suzie Halewood pictures the year gone by as a pitch for a new series to a U.S. television network
- “Susan Michie: Don’t rule out more delays” – UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers interviews Susan Michie, the infamous Government scientist who believes lockdown might not end in July and that face masks could be here forever
- “Delta variant having ‘huge impact on vaccine effectiveness’” – Speaking to Euronews, Dr Michael Head, a Senior Research Fellow in Global Health at the University of Southampton, explains that the Indian Delta variant is having a huge impact on vaccine effectiveness in the U.K.
- “Italy’s AIFA approves using different vaccine for second dose after AstraZeneca jab” – Italian authorities have said that people under the age of 60 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be given a different vaccine for their second dose, Reuters reports
- “No more AstraZeneca shots for under-60s” – Greece’s National Vaccination Committee has recommended that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be administered to people under the age of 60, according to ekathimerini
- “Get Covid vaccine and chance to win a car as Moscow’s death toll grows” – The Mayor of Moscow is offering anyone who accepts the jab the opportunity to win a car, the Times reports, as the city recorded 69 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday and suspicion of vaccines remains widespread
- “Beijing Protests a Lab Leak Too Much” – “The linguistic evidence is overwhelming that Chinese leaders believe the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the source,” says Perry Link, a Professor of Chinese at the University of California, in the Wall Street Journal
- “Cashier slaughtered in supermarket for telling man to wear a mask” – A cashier was shot and killed after telling a man to put on a mask at a store in the state of Georgia, the New York Post reports
- “Workers push back against hospitals requiring Covid vaccines” – Despite having lost their case, Jennifer Bridges and other workers at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas remain steadfast in their belief that their employer’s ‘No Jab, No Job’ policy is wrong, AP news reports
- “Wuhan Lab Controversy Illustrates How Government Funding Throttles Scientific Integrity” – “This fear of the loss of grants – and, therefore, livelihoods – undercuts the willingness of scientists ‘to stick their necks out’ with unpopular – but potentially true – viewpoints on the origins of the Covid virus,” writes Raymond C. Niles at the AIER
- “India gingerly eases coronavirus rules as new cases dip to two-month low” – Many Indian states eased restrictions on Monday, Reuters says, including the capital Delhi, where all shops and malls have now been allowed to open
- “Chile faces setback to reopening as coronavirus cases soar” – As cases in the country continue to soar Chilean health authorities have said they would extend a COVID-19 emergency until September to allow the Government to continue to impose restrictions, Reuters reports
- “The looming medical apartheid” – Bill Muehlenberg sounds a warning in Spectator Australia about the “two-tiered society” that will inevitably result from “the growing demands being made by state and business elites to have mandatory corona vaccinations”
- “Press conference of the U.S. Senators” – A recent press conference of U.S. Senators covering mainstream media bias and big tech censorship in reporting on COVID-19 stories and the need for accountability
- “Dr. Roger Hodkinson talks to Anna Brees” – Dr. Roger Hodkinson joins Anna on Brees Media to discuss vaccine side effects
- “Novel coronavirus has a signature never seen in this virus class before” – Sky News Australia’s Sharri Markson speaks to Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steven Quay who says that SARS-CoV-2 bears a “signature” that’s never been seen in this virus class before and came “completely pre-adapted to humans”
- “We should always have remained open and it’s just a tragedy that we are in this position” – “I’m starting to despair,” says Great Barrington Declaration founding signatory Professor Sunetra Gupta, regretting the continued denial of the principle of focused protection
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- “Why did Boris go along with Joe Biden’s mask play-acting?” – Writing in MailOnline, Dan Wootton muses at the fact that, at a time when both their countries are reaching peak-jabbed status, the so-called leader of the free world Joe Biden and Boris Johnson sat apart and fully muzzled.
- “Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid” – In further messaging that is likely aimed at increasing vaccine take-up rates among young, healthy children, the Chief Medical Officer says transmission in England is highest among 12 to 15 year-olds.
- “BBC and Boris Johnson out of step after PM says Strictly dancers should be jabbed” – Much to the Prime Minister’s dissapointment, the Corporation has stood firm, insisting it will not require professional performers to have Covid vaccinations to take part in the show, reports the Telegraph.
- “In this era of Covid misinformation, we all need a ‘George’ to guide us to the truth” – “I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this doom porn,” writes Allison Pearson in the Telegraph.
- “Covid variant in nursing home has deadly mutations that may evade antibodies” – Here we go again… A new variant of Covid with ‘deadly mutations’ that give it “increased resistance to antibodies” has been discovered in a Kentucky nursing home, reports the Sun.
- “Why “Natural Immunity” Is a Political Problem for the Regime” – Since 2020, public health technocrats and their allies among elected officials have clung to the position that absolutely every person who can possibly get a Covid vaccine should get one, writes Ryan McMaken in Mises Institute.
- “Opposing vaccination of children (an article from the SDP)” – “For the state to ask a 12 year-old to deliberate – without parental consent – on a matter as important as personal vaccination is totally unacceptable,” says William Clouston, Leader of the SDP.
- “Limiting access for the unvaxed to public places will likely breach the Disability Discrimination Act” – “Whatever any of the Australian States and Territories intend to do with their unvaccinated; they all face a legal limitation: the Disability Discrimination Act 1992,” writes David Porter in the Spectator Australia.
- “Snap shutdown of construction industry on the cards after Melbourne tradie protest turns violent” – Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to shut down the construction industry after protests against jabs for tradies turned violent, reports 7 News.
- “New Zealand Covid: Men caught smuggling KFC into lockdown-hit Auckland” – For this ‘offence’, the pair could face six months in prison, reports BBC News.
- “Insulate Britain: protesting against the public” – Of course green activists infuriate people. Their ultimate aim is to make all of our lives worse, writes Tom Slater in Spiked.
- “Employees working from home four days a week cuts pollution 10%: study” – Could this new Spanish study be used as a justification for a future climate lockdown?
- “Not OK Boomer: Ofcom unveils new list of ‘offensive’ words” – “Gammon” and “Karen” have been added to a list of offensive words by Ofcom that will factor into the watchdog’s thinking, reports the Telegraph.
- “Replacing ‘batsman’ with ‘batter’ is ultra-woke grandstanding – and a betrayal of cricket’s traditions” – There are hordes of cricket fans of both genders through whose lips the revolting word “batter” will never pass so long as we live, writes Simon Heffer in the Telegraph.
- “Stephen Toope embodied all that is rotten about our universities” – On his watch Cambridge suppressed debate and academic freedom, and kow-towed to China, writes Madeline Grant in the Telegraph.
- “Schoolchildren hold mock trial of MP Richard Drax over ancestral slavery links” – Schoolchildren have taken part in an eight-hour mock trial of a millionaire Tory MP accused of benefiting from the proceeds of slavery, reports the Times.
- “The Emmys were too white? Oh please, give up this obsession with people’s skin colours and concentrate on talent” – As a person of colour, I want to win awards for the work I do – not because of the colour of my skin. White actors walked away with all the major awards not because of discrimination, but due to their performances, writes Ramsha Afridi in Russia Today.
- “NHS GP Dr. Renee Hoenderkamp explains why children should not be vaccinated” – Dr. Hoenderkamp says on talkRADIO: “It’s even better if they catch it. The immunity from having caught Covid is better than the immunity you get from a vaccine. 50% have already had it.”
- “Time for the Great Covid Reset” – “I believe we need a dramatic change of stance when it comes to Britain’s approach to the pandemic – one that could best be summarised thus: stop fighting Covid, start living with it,” writes Professor Brendan Wren in the Mail.
- “Learning to live with Covid has to be more than a slogan” – The continued obsession with infection figures encourages paranoia when vaccines have severely weakened the link between cases and deaths, reads the Telegraph editorial.
- “Record number of NHS England patients waiting for routine hospital treatment” – The Health secretary warns that the 5.45 million-long waiting list will rise sharply even further, as a result of the lockdown backlog, reports the Guardian.
- “Ambulances record busiest month ever with more than 1 million calls” – Health chiefs say NHS services are dealing with “pent-up demand” after the lockdowns, with growing numbers reaching crisis point after waiting too long to get help, reports the Telegraph.
- “We’ve been fooled – two jabs won’t buy you holiday freedom after all” – Data is proving that the vaccines don’t block transmission, a development that could prompt tighter travel restrictions once more, writes Annabel Fenwick Elliott in the Telegraph.
- “Covid-Zero: Was It Worth It?” – “After 18 months do we still trust the apparently unquestionable, but inconsistent ‘medical advice’? Will we follow these people for another year,” asks James Newburrie in Quillette.
- “AstraZeneca Covid vaccine’s clots aggressive but very rare, find scientists” – The rare blood clots that can be caused by the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine are more aggressive and deadly than other thrombosis conditions, leading scientists say, as reported in the Times.
- “Blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine ‘strike one in 50,000’” – The clots have stopped completely since under-40s were advised not to have AstraZeneca’s jab in May because first doses have stopped being dished out, reports MailOnline.
- “Every woman of child-bearing age should read this warning on the Covid vaccines” – “Pfizer themselves say on their website that available data on their Covid vaccine administered to pregnant women ‘are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy’,” writes Neville Hodgkinson in TCW Defending Freedom. “That, at least, is TRUE.”
- “‘Slugs and mould’ in quarantine hotels” – Dirty rooms, bad food and unsafe conditions can be found in some of the U.K.’s “prison-like” quarantine hotels, reports BBC News.
- “Quarantine hotel rules face legal challenge” – London-based firm PGMBM says it is an “unlawful deprivation of liberty” for fully vaccinated, negative-testing Red List travellers to spend 11 nights in quarantine hotels, reports BBC News.
- “Covid may have begun with Chinese scientist collecting bat samples, says WHO investigator” – The head of investigation says the possibility that a lab employee could have picked up the virus while working in the field is a “likely hypothesis”, reports the Telegraph.
- “CNN Demands School Kids Wear N95 Masks in School” – Children need weekly testing and continuous wearing of medical grade N95 biological face masks to prevent the spread of Covid in schools, says CNN’s Medical Advisor Dr Leana Wen, as reported in Watts Up With That?
- “Seychelles: What is causing the post-vax rise in cases?” – It may be one of the most-vaccinated countries on earth, but the Seychelles has seen an explosion in cases, writes Sonia Elijah in News Africa.
- “The cruelty of Australia’s endless lockdown” – “Australians are left with one question on their lips: when will this end? The bleak answer, at least according to the Government’s pandemic exit strategy, is not anytime soon,” writes Shahar Hameiri in UnHerd.
- “New Zealand borders to stay shut for rest of year as it pursues zero-Covid strategy” – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country will cautiously reopen to the rest of the world in 2022, reports the Telegraph.
- “We dodged hotel quarantine by the skin of our teeth, but it was worth the stress to see our son” – Sceptics regular Guy de la Bédoyère and his wife took advantage of a limited window in travel restrictions to Mexico for a long-awaited family reunion and tells the tale in the Telegraph.
- “Unbelievable exam results aren’t the only prizes in this fantasy world” – From the economy to the return to normality, the whole country is stuck in a wonderland of handouts, writes Douglas Murray in the Telegraph.
- “University of Leeds offers students £10,000 to defer place on oversubscribed courses” – Grade inflation and the unpredictability of results have left many universities with more students meeting the terms of their offers than expected, reports the Times.
- “Prepare for an avalanche of carbon taxes to meet the costs of net zero” – Banning electric cars and gas boilers won’t be nearly enough for ministers to achieve their climate goals, writes Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph.
- “Why do the poor always pick up the bill to be green?” – “Our poorest people are suddenly going to have to fork out a third of the national average wage, in one go, when their gas or oil boilers are working perfectly well,” writes Rod Liddle in the Sun.
- “Lie of credit — American Express tells its workers capitalism is racist” – American Express has invited the great-grandson of the Nation of Islam’s Founder to tell its employees that capitalism is evil, reports the New York Post.
- “Can the cancel mob please leave our classic musicals alone?” – A new production of Carousel changes the ending to rob wife-beater Billy of redemption. But this kind of meddling is asking for trouble, writes Ben Lawrence in the Telegraph.
- “Toby Young says Sir Philip Pullman has been targeted by a ‘blood crazed mob’” – “It is typical of cancellations that if someone comes to the defence of a person who is being targetted by these pitchfork-wielding Witchfinder Generals, they swivel and immediately point the pitchforks at you to deter anyone else from coming to the defence of the poor witch they’re about to burn,” says Toby in an appearance on talkRADIO.
- “Summer travel will be filled with ‘hassle and delays’, warns Boris Johnson” – The Prime Minister has said that Britons face a “difficult year for travel” whether or not the proposals to scrap quarantine rules for double jabbed travellers go ahead, the Telegraph reports
- “GPs too busy to administer Covid booster jabs, warns Royal College” – The head of the Royal College has warned that GPs are too busy to administer booster jabs without more support, according to the Telegraph
- “Anti-lockdown activists clash with police over ‘Freedom Day’ delay” – MailOnline reports on yesterday’s anti-lockdown demonstrations in parliament square
- “Government accused of ushering in national ID cards ‘by the backdoor’ after jab passport deal” – Global IT firm Entrust received £250,000 to provide computing software for Covid status certificates. According to the i, the company has helped roll out ID systems in Albania, Ghana and Malaysia and suggested that vaccine passports could be used to “consider a national ID strategy” and “become part of the infrastructure of the new normal”
- “Matt Hancock: PM was ‘stressed’ when he called me hopeless” – Matt Hancock insists that he is not embarrassed by Dominic Cummings’s publishing messages about him from the Prime Minister, the Times says, ascribing the “f***ing hopeless” comment to “stress”
- “Covid: Lifting outdoor centres school trip ban ‘absolute joke’” – Primary Schools in Wales may now go on overnight trips the BBC reports, but the about-turn, three weeks before the end of term, has been described as an “absolute joke” by Clive Richley who runs an outdoor activities centre
- “Sight loss: Lengthy waiting lists ‘cost me my driving licence’” – Former teacher Dianne Gill believes she would still be able to drive if she had not had to wait 11 months to see a specialist, the BBC says, and she fears the situation would get worse for thousands of others due to backlogs that have developed
- “Oxford Road hotel quarantine facility to close” – The Penta Hotel quarantine service on Oxford Road is to close at the end of this month, the Reading Chronicle reports, amid council concerns about the spread between residents, staff and the local community
- “A bleak new era of Covid socialism threatens to end in carnage for the Tories” – “If Johnson is to have any chance of levelling up the country, he must reopen it now,” says Sherelle Jacobs in the Telegraph
- “After a year of fear, will we learn to take risks again?” – A Telegraph feature by Caroline Williams, looking at how a year of fear effected people’s perceptions of risk
- “Today was supposed to be our Freedom Day. If we can’t open on July 5th, how can we open on the 19th?” – Andrew Lillico casts doubt on July 19th becoming “Freedom Day” in the Telegraph
- “We should be unlocking – so why is the Government gearing up for more restrictions?” – “This madness will not end until we make it end,” says Michael Curzon in Bournbrook Magazine
- “Flawed modelling is condemning Britain to lockdown” – “Again and again, worst-case scenarios are presented with absurd precision,” writes Matt Ridley in the Telegraph. “And the problem goes further than Britain’s slow reopening”
- “Riven by divided leadership and without a strategy, the anti-lockdown movement has decisively failed” – “Britain’s lockdown sceptics have lost this war,” says Benedict Spence, delivering some home truths in the Telegraph
- “Church worship restricted, devil worship fine” – Roger Watson notes in the Conservative Woman that “Christian worship may be conducted only under strict and completely unnecessary restrictions” whereas heavy metal fans were permitted to crowd into a concert in Castle Donington over the weekend
- “The Innova scandal Part 4: Questions the Government must answer” – In the fourth and final instalment of the Conservative Woman’s investigation into the Innova lateral flow test, Sonia Elijah examines the record of the Chinese-American owner Dr Charles Huang
- “Hancock pulls the plug on the National Health Service” – In the Conservative Woman, Kate Dunlop picks Matt Hancock up on his suggestion that treatment for Covid on the NHS could depend on vaccination status, which undermines Aneurin Bevan’s “great and novel undertaking”
- “My life as a carer sacrificed for refusing the jab” – Frontline worker Claire Ball reflects on her potential loss of employment for her decision to decline the jab in the Conservative Woman
- “Inflation at most dangerous point in decades” – Andrew Neil warns on GB News that if post-lockdown inflation hits 4% the average household will be £700 a year worse off
- “Rachel Elnaugh on the Delingpod” – Dragon’s Den investor Rachel Elnaugh joins James on the latest Delingpod to discuss never ending lockdowns, tyranny, vaccines and more
- “Government by consent: comparing seat belts and masks” – The Rev. Phill Sacre critiques the comparison that is often made between wearing seatbelts and wearing masks
- “French nightclubs will reopen on July 9th, but you’ll need a health pass” – Nightclubs will soon be allowed to open their doors again across the Channel, but anyone looking for a night out will need a health pass attesting they have either been fully vaccinated, have been tested over the previous 72 hours or have recovered from COVID-19, according to Euronews
- “Swiss experts play down risk of Delta virus variant” – Christoph Berger, head of the Federal Commission for Vaccinations, has said that Switzerland is well prepared for the Delta variant and there is no reason for particular concern, SwissInfo reports
- “Covid surges, but Russians resist coaxing and compulsion to get vaccinated” – Vaccine uptake remains low in Russia, Reuters reports, despite surges in Covid cases, and despite offers of cash payments for getting jabbed and threats of dismissal for refusing. The Kremlin now complains of “nihilism”
- “Google is reportedly force-installing some COVID-19 tracking apps on Android” – According to Tech Radar, smartphone users in some parts of the U.S. have reported that the contact tracing app has been installed on their devices without consent
- “Fauci doubles down on claim that attacks on him are ‘actually criticising science’” – The New York Post reports on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s increasingly desperate efforts to defend himself from his critics
- “The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill” – An account by Megan Molteni in Wired of why it took so long for scientists to figure out how Covid is spread
- “Did Economists Really Favour the Corona-Lockdowns?” – Writing for Real Clear Markets, Jeffrey Tucker debunks the idea, widely put about in the media, that there was a pro-lockdown consensus among economists
- “Half of Zimbabweans fell into extreme poverty during Covid” – The World Bank has estimated that the number of extreme poor in Zimbabwe has grown by 1.3 million since the pandemic began, according to the Guardian, with children bearing the brunt of the misery
- “WHO to discuss Olympics COVID-19 risks with Japan, IOC” – The World Health Organization said on Monday it would discuss managing COVID-19 risks with Japanese authorities and the International Olympic Committee, according to Reuters, after organisers announced some spectators would be permitted to attend the Tokyo Games.
- “Morrison criticised for personal stops in the UK while defending Australia’s border restrictions” – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the “innocent” visits he made to trace his ancestors in Cornwall while attending the G7 summit, ABC reports
- “Doctors spreading misinformation about COVID-19 may lose their job – Medical Council” – Dr. Curtis Walker, chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand, has warned that doctors spreading misinformation, questioning the severity of Covid or the safety of the vaccinations risk losing their position, RNZ reports
- “Addendum: competing interests and the origins of SARS-CoV-2” – Peter Daszak has added some detail about about his competing interests to the February 2020 letter in the Lancet affirming support for the scientists in China and restating his conclusion that the virus came from nature and pointing out that he is recused from the Lancet COVID-19 Commission’s work on the origins of the virus
- “Should you get vaccinated?” – Steve Kirsch, the Executive Director of COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund, examines the data on vaccine safety at TrialSiteNews
- “mRNA Inventor Robert Malone backs up Professor Byram Bridle” – In the latest episode of Trish Wood is Critical, Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Byram Bridle go after the critics who try to silence anyone who raises concerns about vaccine safety
- “Updated (June 21st) set of Warwick models used to justify the delay of the June 21st unlock” – An interesting comparison of the Warwick Model’s forecast of what would happen by June 21st against what’s actually happening
- “Push for one million jabs a day to save summer” – The Government expects to increase the daily jab count from 500,000 to 800,000 within a fortnight and is aiming to ramp it up to one million a day, according to the Telegraph
- “Johnson must think again on plans to relax Covid rules” – Forces are gathering against the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the Observer reports, with Professor Andrew Hayward of NERVTAG warning that it would drive up the numbers infected with the India variant and that unvaccinated younger adults would be most at risk
- “Has South Wales reached herd immunity?” – Immunity levels in Merthyr Tydfil may be as high as 67.5%, says Oliver Johnson in the Spectator. “This isn’t 78%, but it’s not so far away”
- “Why do so many vaccinated Britons still feel too frightened to leave home?” – Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Britain’s top mental health specialists warn that the worst of the U.K.’s mental health crisis is yet to come
- “Taxi driver is found dead in his car at Heathrow as desperate cabbies sleep inside their vehicles in the hope of picking up a fare” – A taxi driver in his 50s was discovered in his sleeping bag and, according to MailOnline, he is believed to have been dead for at least three days
- “Is the Indian Covid variant more dangerous than other strains?” – Writing in the Spectator, Ross Clark flags up an observational study of 3,235 healthcare workers at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi, all of whom had had been vaccinated. 85 were found to have the infection and the hospitalisation rate was 0.06%. None died
- “There’s no case for delay in reopening” – “We will never be 100% free of the coronavirus,” says this leader in the Telegraph. “Are we going to lock the country up every time there is the threat of a surge in infections?”
- “India’s Covid Crisis in Context” – A detailed update on the rapidly evolving situation in India from Jo Nash at LeftLockdownSceptics
- “Use of fear to control behaviour in Covid crisis was ‘totalitarian’, admit scientists” – Members of the SPI-B committee have expressed regret about the use of fear to control behaviour, the Telegraph says, following the revelations in Laura Dodsworth’s new book A State of Fear. We will be publishing an excerpt on Monday
- “Reader competition – How do you deal with the vaccine cult?” – Kathy Gyngell announces a competition for readers of the Conservative Woman: “In no more than 350 words please design the best answer or rebuttal to being told you ‘ought’ to have the vaccine”
- “Variants, Votes and Voters” – In the latest episode of Bournbrook‘s Week in Review, Michael Curzon, S.D. Wickett and guest contributor Peter Tutykhin discuss SAGE’s doom-mongering about the Indian variant, and much else
- “A Monumental Waste of Time” – Revs Tom, Jamie and Daniel discuss hugging and Michael Gove’s reply to their letter about vaccine passports in the latest episode of the Irreverend Podcast
- “Denmark begins excavating bodies of decomposing mink over pollution fears” – Denmark culled its population of mink last year, fearing the animals could transmit a mutation of COVID-19 to humans and is now disinterring the bodies due to the risk of pollution to drinking water, euronews reports
- “Germany classifies U.K. coronavirus risk region” – German health authorities have reclassified the U.K. as a coronavirus ‘risk area’, according to Deutsche Welle. Yes, it’s our old friend the Indian variant
- “Turkey’s tourism minister face calls to resign over ‘insulting’ video” – Turkey’s tourism minister released a video promoting the country as a “safe haven” for holidays with “sanitised resorts and vaccinated staff” but is now facing calls to resign, according to euronews
- “Restricting Freedom Didn’t Defeat Covid” – One justification for lockdowns was that they would “flatten the hospitalisation curve” but such a view “vandalises reason” says John Tammy in AIER
- “Three Persistent Myths Keeping Americans Stuck With Outdated COVID-19 Rules” – In the Federalist, Cathy Stein picks out three major Covid narratives – asymptomatic transmission, COVID-19’s severity and the effectiveness of lockdowns – and sets out the scientific rebuttals to each one
- “Trinidad and Tobago implements State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 spread” – Trinidad and Tobago has entered a state of emergency, with a stay-at-home order in place and a curfew from 9pm to 5am, the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reports
- “Taiwan tightens curbs after reporting 180 new domestic COVID-19 cases” – Taiwan has raised its COVID-19 alert level in the capital Taipai, according to Channel News Asia, introducing new rules which will close hospitality venues, limit gatherings and require masks to be worn outside
- “Australians are safe in their Covid fortress – they just can’t leave it until 2022” – A dispatch from fortress Australia by James Salmon in the Sunday Times
- “People are dying in ambulances: Health ministers say nation gripped by health crisis” – Australians are getting more seriously ill in greater volume as healthcare systems have been switched back on, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. State Health Ministers believe a likely driver is the impact of delayed care
- “Covid mRNA Medications: The Peer-Reviewed Evidence” – On the Model Health Show, medical researcher Dr. Ron Brown discusses reporting bias in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and the distinction between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction
- “The Two Nations of Covid” – In the latest episode of the Tom Woods Show, Tom asks why so many vaccinated Americans are keeping their masks on even though the CDC say they can discard them
- “It did nothing to stop infections increasing in Bolton” – Local lockdowns are not the right response to new variants or local outbreaks, says Economics Professor David Paton
Britain’s rollout of the Moderna vaccine began today amid disruptions in its supply of the AstraZeneca jab which faces continuing scrutiny regarding its connection to rare blood clots. Reuters has the story.
Britain began using Moderna’s Covid vaccine on Wednesday in Wales just as its rollout of other shots fell to their lowest level this year due to a supply crunch caused by manufacturing problems at AstraZeneca.
Britain has surged ahead of the rest of Europe in the race to vaccinate its population, with almost half of its citizens receiving a first dose. But supply issues from its main AstraZeneca shot have slowed progress in recent days.
Britain distributed almost 96,000 shots on Sunday and just over 105,000 on Monday, the lowest figures since the Government started publishing daily numbers in January.
It had warned that the rollout would slow in April due to AstraZeneca’s manufacturing issues, including at a site in India.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he would not go into details about supply and delivery timelines but said the country remained on track to provide a first dose to all adults by the end of July.
That rollout will now be bolstered by the addition of the Moderna shot. Already used in the United States and other parts of Europe, it becomes the third vaccine to be used in Britain after AstraZeneca and one from Pfizer.
The Prime Minister has welcomed the arrival of the Moderna vaccine, saying that 17 million doses of the jab have been ordered.
The disruption to the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine comes as the jab is under scrutiny regarding its link to rare blood clots. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are due to give an update on this issue shortly.
The Reuters report is worth reading in full.
- “Britain’s creeping authoritarianism no longer bears any relation to the risk of Covid” – “It is impossible to justify continuing emergency powers,”. writes Ross Clark in the Telegraph
- “History may well conclude that the lockdowns were a dreadful mistake” – “We have given up a great deal in the past year,” says Phillip Johnston in the Telegraph, above all the “sense of proportion that we once possessed”
- “Chris Whitty warns UK will ‘definitely’ be hit by another Covid surge” – MailOnline reports that Chris Whitty thinks a new surge in infections is coming. But if it is coming anyway, what is the point of protracted exit from lockdown? Particularly as the most vulnerable have been vaccinated?
- “Vaccines should mean more freedom – not less” – Matt Hancock said that “he’d ‘cry freedom’ when the most vulnerable had been protected”, writes Kate Andrews in the Spectator. “But now, things are swinging the other way”
- “Zero-Covid strategy makes little sense as the risk of infection falls” – In a vaccinated population, writes Professor Robert Dingwall in the Telegraph, citizens must be allowed to judge risks for themselves
- “The year that tourism was sacrificed at the altar of Covid – was it even worth it?” – Oliver Smith delves into the statistics behind the annihilation of the travel industry for the Telegraph and wonders if it was worth it
- “Compulsory vaccination for care home workers is tyrannical” – Introducing mandatory vaccines for care home staff would be an abomination, writes Dr. Alex Starling in Reaction
- “The ‘no jab, no job’ for care workers is a start – but the Government needs to go even further” – Sean O’Grady wants to live in a dictatorial medical dystopia, according to this piece he wrote for the Independent
- “Care home provider introduces Covid vaccine passports in UK first” – Barchester Healthcare, which runs 240 facilities with 17,000 staff, is trialling the scheme as part of an effort to become a “fully vaccinated service” by the end of next month, according to the Telegraph
- “A day for truth and reckoning – not for mawkish and dishonest sentimentality” – The anniversary of the lockdown should been a day to face reality, says Kathy Gyngell at the Conservative Woman
- “The expert who’s happy for restrictions to drag on for years” – Gary Oliver responds for the Conservative Woman to Andrew Marr’s interview with Dr. Mary Ramsey of PHE
- “Gibberish” – Omar S. Khan’s latest article, pulling all Covid ‘gibberish’ together, in one place to show that more is at stake here than we might think
- “One year to flatten life as we know it” – Rob Slane looks back on the lockdown year in the Blog Mire, and casts an eye into the future
- “So what is your Covid-19(84) risk calculation?” – Perry de Havilland at the Samizdata blog suggests you use the Oxford University’s Covid Risk Calculator to calculate your own risk of succumbing to the virus. It showed his absolute risk is 1 in 3,906
- “Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence” – Swiss Policy Research has updated its overview of the evidence of the (in)effectiveness of masks
- “Pandemic plans and police overreach” – Watch Jonathan Sumption talk to Andrew Neil on SpectatorTV
- “Dublin suicide helpline volunteers double their hours as calls skyrocket amid lockdown” – Volunteers at the Dublin Samaritans have doubled their usual hours in response to a huge increase in the number of calls, according to the Irish News
- “Merkel declares a ‘new pandemic’ as Germany locks down again” – Germany is going into a a strict new lockdown with the rules set to last until April 18th, Constantin Eckner reports for the Spectator
- “Fiesta! Madrid sees surge in tourists after city officials refuse to follow Government’s Covid restrictions” – The Madrid economy is booking, MailOnline reports, because the city has ignored Government social distancing guidelines
- “Spain’s sky-high child COVID-19 deaths are actually a computer error” – Spain was reported to have suffered the highest rate of Covid deaths per 100,000, but it looks very much like the data was faulty, according to Natalie Winters in the National Pulse
- “The dubious origins of long Covid” – Coronavirus is getting the blame “for a host of questionable symptoms”, says Jeremy Devine in the Wall Street Journal
- “We need to start thinking more critically – and speaking more cautiously – about long Covid” – Adam W. Gaffney makes a similar argument in Statnews
- “The many variants of Fauci’s mutating Covid advice” – Dr. Fauci’s “messaging on reinfection and herd immunity has now mutated across dozens of variants”, writes Phillip W. Magness at AIER, “each conveniently aligning with his political messaging of the moment”
- “America Is Overtaking China in Vaccine Diplomacy” – China won the pandemic, and America lost it, goes the standard narrative, but the US is staging a come-back according to Hal Brands at Bloomberg
- “Variant Panic and Lady Hormones Given To Men – Coronavirus Update LVIII” – The latest Covid update from William Briggs, taking on variants, progesterone as a treatment, and how England is “leading the way in expertology”
- “New Coronavirus Variants – An Epidemiologist Speaks” – “We have to stop the nonsense,” says Dr Knut Wittkowski. “We have entered a vicious cycle. With every new wave, we’re starting a new wave of lockdowns. The lockdowns are creating a new virus. Then we have a new epidemic.” Full transcript available here
- “Email Your MP Now” – This is the easiest way to email your MP to urge them to vote against the extension of the Coronavirus Act on Thursday. Just click on the link, enter your name and email address, find your MPs email address in the database, and Big Brother Watch will do the rest
A huge crowd has descended on central London today to make their feelings known to the Government about the endless restrictions we have been living under since March last year. They are also calling for Matt Hancock to resign following revelations that he kissed an aide despite regulations banning intimate contact being in force at the time. MailOnline has the story.
Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protestors marched in central London today calling for freedom and an end to COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Maskless anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters were seen marching along Oxford Street in central London on Saturday as they called for the end to all Covid regulations after Freedom Day was delayed from June 21st.
As well as demanding the end to Covid lockdown rules, protestors also brandished placards that demanded police “arrest Matt Hancock” after he was caught breaching Covid safety regulations by kissing his married aide.
The crowds of protestors marched through Oxford Street, Regent Street, Hyde Park and Northumberland Avenue as they held placards reading “freedom is not for trade”, “no to Covid vaccine” and “no to Covid passport”.
If you’re there, why not send us your photos.
Read MailOnline‘s report in full here.
Stop Press: BBC News has actually covered the protest, although it describes the number of protestors as “thousands” and is at pains to point out that the numbers aren’t just made up by anti-lockdown protestors: “Whether it was austerity or Palestine, lockdown or the NHS, campaigners of all ages and backgrounds wanted to make their voices heard today.”
- “Britain’s competitiveness will suffer if we don’t return to work” – It is vital for the development of new, fast-moving technologies, to have people collaborating in the same environment, writes James Dyson in the Telegraph.
- “Record number of children on NHS waiting lists for eating disorder treatment amid Covid pandemic” – Nearly a third of the children waiting for eating disorder treatment have been waiting for up to three months for care, while 11% have been waiting even longer, reports MailOnline.
- “Face mask divide in Parliament as MPs recalled for Afghanistan debate” – The majority of Tory MPs opted not to wear coverings as the Commons returned to full capacity for first time since before the pandemic, reports the Telegraph.
- “Pfizer Covid vaccine 86% effective after third shot” – The Pfizer Covid vaccine has been shown to be 86% effective in preventing infection among over-60s after a third dose, according to initial results published by Maccabi Health Services, as reported in the Jerusalem Post.
- “Booster vaccines should not be administered, WHO warns as U.S. gives green light” – The World Health Organisation says Covid booster vaccines are not necessary and calls on countries with high vaccination rates to donate surplus vaccines to poorer countries rather than administering third doses, reports the Telegraph.
- “The role of the BBC in emergencies” – “It would have been reasonable to have read this BBC News piece and to have formed the (false) impression that Covid now poses a greater hospitalisation risk to younger adults,” writes Jamie Walden in his latest column in Bournbrook Magazine.
- “Covid recovery: public health, services and justice system reforms” – The Scottish Government is inviting views on its “Covid recovery” programme.
- “Is it time to stop blaming China?” – “The outcomes of our response to Covid include a bankrupt country, record waiting lists for NHS treatment, some remarkable statistics regarding suicide and a host of other problems regarding child abuse, domestic violence and mental health problems. China did not do this to us… our own Government did.” A blistering piece in Unity News Network.
- “Texas school district requires masks after finding dress code loophole to bypass ban” – A district website announcement says the Governor’s recent executive order doesn’t allow his office to usurp the school board’s power, reports the Guardian.
- “Trump claims Covid booster shots are ‘money-making operation’” – Former President Trump says that rolling out ‘booster’ vaccine doses “sounds like a money-making operation”, reports MailOnline.
- “NYC to Impose Up to $2,000 Fines on Businesses Serving the Unvaccinated” – Businesses that fail to comply with New York City’s vaccine mandate will face up to $2,000 in fines, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced, as reported in Breitbart.
- “Tucker Carlson: Self-Censorship Turning America into ‘Soviet Society’” – Tucker Carlson warns that America is becoming a “Soviet society” prioritising conformity over freedom of behavior and thought in an interview with Breitbart.
- “Decadence and hubris have finally brought down the American Empire” – The U.S. is in retreat on all fronts, and its incompetent politicians are incapable of reversing the decline, writes Allister Heath in the Telegraph.
- “I’m guilty of going against The Science: a defence of my condemned, censored ‘dangerous’ speech to parliament” – Most of the research touted about around masks and Covid is based on observational studies and not randomised control trial studies that are considered the gold standard in science, writes George Christensen in the Spectator Australia.
- “Australian health official flees press conference after question over spike in teen suicides, as Victoria locks down again” – Victoria’s Chief Health Officer abruptly left the stage during a Covid press conference when a reporter asked about a surge in suicides among teenage girls, reports Russia Today.
- “Australia’s Qantas says all staff must be vaccinated” – Qantas says all of its employees must be vaccinated against Covid, making it the latest global airline to mandate jabs for staff, reports BBC News.
- “Vaccinations, Coercion and the Rule of Law” – “The Australian Constitution prohibits any form of compulsion, which would subject citizens to medical or pharmaceutical services, including mandatory vaccination,” writes Augusto Zimmermann and Gabriël Moens in Quadrant.
- “Cattle don’t cause global warming, they’re already net zero” – “The Green Wreckers who destroyed Australia’s cheap, reliable electricity are now targeting our cattle industry,” writes Viv Forbes in TCW Defending Freedom. “They use fake science and false advertising to threaten our right to produce and consume real meat.”
- “There’s a huge problem with the Government’s hydrogen strategy” – Hydrogen won’t just lead to higher energy bills, it could even increase greenhouse gas emissions, writes Ross Clark in the Telegraph.
- “New Confirmation that Climate Models Overstate Atmospheric Warming” – Two new peer-reviewed papers from independent teams confirm that climate models overstate atmospheric warming and the problem has gotten worse over time, not better, reports Watts Up With That.
- “Nigella Lawson’s pal accused of racist cooking” – Pippa Middlehurst, a friend of Nigella Lawson, has been forced to fight back after being accused of racism for daring to publish a Chinese cookbook even though she’s white, reports the Mail.
- “Biden’s most heartless betrayal” – The American Government cares more about pronouns than the fate of Afghan women, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in UnHerd.
- “Twitter Tests New Feature for Users to Flag ‘Misleading’ Posts” – Twitter has announced it is testing a feature that lets people report tweets they think are misleading, with with the objective of scaling up its “broader misinformation work”, reports the Epoch Times.
- “‘Colonialism’ flap at the opera as Madam Butterfly is put under the microscope” – Ticketholders to new Welsh National Opera production will be offered talks on how Puccini’s classic tale raises issues of ‘imperialism’, reports the Telegraph.
- “The competition watchdog is set to investigate sky high PCR test prices” – Travel writer Ben Clatworthy tells talkRADIO: “It’s ridiculous that providers are charging hundreds of pounds. It’s a complete racket and underhand way of travel restrictions by stealth.”
Some of Britain’s leading dating apps are encouraging their users to display a badge on their profile to show they’ve been vaccinated against Covid in a new partnership with the Government aimed at boosting vaccine uptake. Badges will enable users to quickly reject those who, whether out of medical necessity or personal choice, have not been vaccinated. Some platforms have also developed a new feature allowing users to display their preferences regarding social distancing and mask-wearing when meeting in person. The Gov.uk website has the details.
From today (June 7th, 2021), the country’s leading dating brands will add new features to their apps and websites to support the Government’s “every vaccination gives us hope” campaign. The campaign encourages younger people to get their vaccine in the second phase of the rollout, and join the millions who have already received their jabs.
The new features will allow users to show their support for the vaccine on their dating profiles and give in-app bonuses to those who say they are vaccinated.
Features will include vaccination badges and stickers to display on dating profiles, free “super likes” and other boost-type features.
Users will also start seeing adverts and banners for the “every vaccination gives us hope” campaign.
Although providing vaccination status on these apps is optional, data has shown that people are more likely to date someone who has received a Covid vaccination.
A recent YouGov poll conducted on May 21st also shows 31% of adults would prefer to date someone who was vaccinated and a further 28% would not date someone unless they had received the jab.
The website features some example of how dating platforms will encourage users to get vaccinated.
Tinder: members will be able to add a variety of stickers to their profile including “I’m vaccinated” or “Vaccines save lives”, with Tinder giving those who support the campaign a free “super like” to help them stand out among potential matches. Tinder will also launch a “vaccine centre” with a suite of resources to educate and connect members with their nearest vaccination site.
Match and Ourtime: members will be able to add a new badge to their profile to display their vaccine status, with those who participate in the campaign receiving a free “boost” to help them stand out on the app. Match’s AI-enabled dating coach, Lara, will also encourage Match users to get their vaccination badge…
Bumble: the popular women-first dating app will enable people in the U.K. to add a “vaccinated” badge to their profiles. For those who apply the badge, Bumble will offer complimentary credits for premium features such as Spotlights and Superswipes. People on Bumble will also be able to share Covid preferences, letting them easily communicate how they are comfortable dating: outdoors or indoors, how they feel about crowded spaces, and their expectations about masks and social distancing. Bumble will also leverage their social media channels to amplify the need to get vaccinated.
Worth reading in full.
Stop Press: “Another reason to get the jab,” says Matt Hancock.