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Petty bribes issued to persuade the young to get vaccinated

Young people will be offered free taxi rides, pizzas and trips to the cinema if they agree to have a coronavirus vaccine as the government tries to boost uptake. Ministers are in talks with dozens of companies, including coffee and cinema chains, about a voucher scheme to be launched later this month, in time for the new academic year. 67 per cent of adults under 29 years old have had their first dose. Cabinet ministers have privately told the Telegraph that if this proportion can be increased to more than 80 per cent, it could head off the need for vaccine passports for venues such as nightclubs – Sunday Telegraph

Plans for unvaccinated students to be barred from lectures and halls shelved – BBC News

Families face biggest rise in energy bills for a decade – Times

Cheapest Covid test kits for travellers on UK government site unavailable – Guardian

Florida Governor blocks school mask mandates in executive order – Epoch Times

Minnesotans take legal action over Critical Race Theory – Epoch Times


Lockdown fanatics have created a poisonous Covid culture war – Camilla Tominey, Telegraph

We know that the NHS had a woeful crisis. But we’re choosing to keep it just as it is – Daniel Hannan, Sunday Telegraph

Which is worse? Having an opinion or failing to tell readers the facts? – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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