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Ministers braced for Dominic Cummings testimony on Covid crisis

Dominic Cummings will today allege that Boris Johnson once said ‘Covid is only killing 80-year-olds’ when delaying lockdown last autumn, ITV News has reported. Mr Cummings will tell MPs that the PM referred to Covid as the ‘Kung-flu’ and discussed being injected with it live on TV before he caught the virus. He will also reportedly say that the Prime Minister said when trying to hold back another lockdown late last year: ‘I’m going to be the mayor of Jaws, like I should have been in March’ – Telegraph

AstraZeneca vaccine is linked to strokes: One British patient dies and two are hospitalised after receiving Covid jab as doctors are told to look out for signs of brain-damaging clots – Mail

England’s NHS plans to share patient records with third parties – Financial Times

National Trust’s ‘woke’ chief Tim Parker quits amid rebellion – Times

M&S suffers £200million annual losses with retail clothing and home sales down a third due to stores being shut in lockdown – Mail

Governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to stop big tech censorship of Floridians – Epoch Times

COMMENT

Why children and Covid is an ethical minefield – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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