Lockdowns are unlikely to be needed again as Britain learns to treat coronavirus like flu, Prof Chris Whitty has said. England’s chief medical officer said that up to 25,000 people die in a bad flu year without anyone noticing and that accepting some Covid deaths would be the price of keeping schools and business open and allowing people to live a ‘whole life’.
Julius Caesar got himself captured by pirates and held for ransom when he was twenty-five. Before you feel sorry for him, this was a fairly common practice at the time (75 BCE). His captors required a ransom of 20 talents of silver (about $600,000 in today’s value).
The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after American policy analyst Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians’ individual preferences. According to Overton, the window frames the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office given the climate of public opinion at that time.
If your brand has attracted only mockery and mirth then simply change the name of your brand so that bad vibes about it disappear. This appears to be the marketing strategy adopted by AstraZeneca, whose vaccines should be labelled with the skull and crossbones.
THE EU IS STARTING TO CRUMBLE. Brussels is hyper-anxious and on red on alert as momentum surges for Eurexit, a coalition of national unity for a Europe of sovereign but mutually cooperative groups from SIX (and growing) EU countries.
Four Weddings and a Funeral star has condemned the hapless UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis on numerous occasions.
British Expat Pensioner Left In Tears After Being Refused Boarding By EasyJet At Malaga Airport.
A BRITISH expat was left in tears on Saturday, March 20, when easyJet staff refused to let her board her flight to Luton. Janet Gillett, 78, a grandmother who lives in Calahonda, Mijas Costa, had left her home that day looking forward to seeing her family and especially her grandchildren.
Late last week, the assault on the rising Alternative for Germany (AfD) ethno-nationalist mainstream party continued. The federal executive committee of the Gewerkschaft der Polizei (GdP), one of Germany’s largest police unions, declared that simultaneous membership in the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) and the police union (GdP) was incompatible. Problem: No union membership could lead to a loss of career.
People who get Covid-19 shots at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores may soon be able to verify their vaccination status at airports, schools and other locations using a health passport app on their smartphones.
The Daily Mail’s travel section once invited readers to identify the world’s most beautiful country. The surprising but obvious choice was Latvia. The nation dubbed ‘The Canada of Europe’ recovered its independence from the Soviet Bloc in August 1991. The Latvians right to take care of their affairs ended when their small but beautiful nation was coerced into joining the European Union Bloc in 2004.