Vaccine incentives could pay dividends | Brief letters

Covid costs | Babies in the Commons | Domestic science | Brexit benefits | The first of many

The current average daily price of a level 3 intensive care bed in an NHS hospital is £1,932. In the hospital where I work, as in all others, the overwhelming majority of people in intensive care with Covid are unvaccinated. Boris Johnson could afford to treble or quadruple the $100 being offered to New Yorkers who get vaccinated and save the NHS a fortune, to say nothing of the beneficial impact on the wider economy.
Jullien Gaer

• The Rev Geoffrey Lang claims that the real breakthrough will come when a father brings his baby into the Commons (Letters, 29 December). The breakthrough occurred in 2014, when the Lib Dem MP Duncan Hames did just that.
Simon Fisher
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

• At my grammar school in Bristol in the mid-1950s, I was taught to scrub a wooden kitchen table – a skill that I have not put to use in all my 80 years (Letters, 28 December).
Vivien Berry
Spalding, Lincolnshire

• A year after Brexit took full effect, perhaps now is the right time for an article detailing all the positive aspects of the deal for the UK. Alternatively, you could just have the headline “Brexit benefits”, and leave the rest of the page blank.
Sarah Pegg

• I’m determined to get a letter published in your print edition on 1 January so that, just for one day, I can say I’ve had a letter published every day in 2022.
Toby Wood
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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