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What We’re Reading Today: Vaccine Passports, Masks, D.C. Statehood … And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Virus

A Year Ago, I Broke Down the COVID-19 Numbers: I Was Right and Here Are the Receipts — RedState

New York launches nation’s first ‘vaccine passports’ — USA Today

DeSantis: I’ll Take Executive Action To Ban ‘Vaccine Passports’ — HotAir

Accelerating Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines Makes Domestic ‘Immunity Passports’ Largely Irrelevant — Ronald Bailey, Reason

UK Supreme Court Judge Expects People Will Be Forced To Wear Masks, Stay Home For 10 Years — ZeroHedge

Lockdowns Are More Economically Devastating Than Voluntary Social Distancing — Mises Wire

Nursing Home Requests for COVID Tests Ignored While Cuomo’s Kin Got Them — Newsmax

Energy

No Silver Bullet on the Energy Issue — Ronald Stein, Daily Clout

Time to boycott Slave-made Solar Panels? — JoNova

China generated over half world’s coal-fired power in 2020 — Reuters/New York Post

Misc

Conservatives Have Health Care Ideas, Too — Sally Pipes, Forbes

Taxation with Representation: A fair and reasonable alternative to D.C. statehood — John Steele Gordon, City Journal

Classical Music Under Assault In Academia — Power Line

Markets Are Far More Subtle and Efficient Than Most Intellectuals Realize — Cafe Hayek

Public Schools Can’t Control Students’ Private Speech — Cato Institute

Monday Mirthiness: Latest idiocy from the ‘extinction rebellion’ — Watts Up With That

Bizarre tweet From U.S. Strategic Command spawns panic about nuclear codes — Just the News

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