If that is real a recent video, BIld agrees with Trumpy and answers the questions - then you know what this means, Cyberattacks and Blackouts next!
On course for collision. Things are getting interesting…
Germany imposes restrictions on unvaccinated, jabs obligatory from February
Vaccination could become mandatory in Germany from February after it has been debated in parliament, the outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, has announced.
Germany will also impose sweeping nationwide restrictions on social contact for unvaccinated people - in what local media is describing as a “lockdown for the unvaccinated”.
Unvaccinated people will be barred from non-essential shops and events, unless they have recently recovered from Covid. “Culture and leisure nationwide will be open only to those who have been vaccinated or recovered,” Merkel said.
Discos and clubs will have to shut if case numbers reach above a certain threshold, the chancellor also announced.
The Covid situation is “very serious”, Merkel warned, with cases at very high levels and vaccine take-up still lower in Germany than in many other European countries.
Austria became the first western country to make vaccines mandatory in recent days, while Greece said it would make jabs obligatory for over-60s.
Merkel and her successor Olaf Scholz met German regional leaders today to agree a path forward for the country.
Missed this last week, seems another significant development out of Germany.
‘A Sovereign Europe’. Like the old ad might have said, 17.4m Brits can’t be wrong
The Social Democrats, Greens and the liberal FDP announced that a ‘traffic light’ coalition between the three parties would push for the development of a fully-fledged European federation.
According to the coalition agreement presented on Wednesday, the coalition wants to use the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe as a starting point to reform the EU.
The conference should lead to a constitutional process and ultimately to the “development of a federal European state,” the document reads.
“A sovereign Europe is the key for our foreign policy,” said Olaf Scholz, who will likely be inaugurated as chancellor in the second week of December.
“As an economically strong and the most populous country in the heart of Europe, it is our mission to enable, foster and advance a sovereign Europe,” he added.
Irony has been declared many times in this pandemic but now, from Covid-riddled Germany comes the final proof: you can’t kill yourself now unless you’ve been vaccinated. As European countries battle to limit the spread of the virus, Verein Sterbehilfe – the German Euthanasia Association – has issued a new directive, declaring it will now only help those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease. In a statement, the association said:
Euthanasia and the preparatory examination of the voluntary responsibility of our members willing to die require human closeness. Human closeness, however, is a prerequisite and breeding ground for coronavirus transmission. As of today, the 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms.
Monty Python is a reality show nowadays
Don’t forget that apparently they check the health of death row inmates to check they’re well enough to be executed!
How’s your german is that translation correct?
From Germany, “Do not buy from the unvaccinated.”
G transalte is telling me: Don’t buy from unimposed
I’d say yes it does mean unvaccinated (impfung = vaccine). German gerunds & gerundives are way at the back of my brain though…
This quote popped out…
According to virologists, a vaccination rate of 85% to 90%, depending on the age group, is required to achieve herd immunity<<
So the virologists never studied vaccinology or public health vaccination it seems. Thats the number for very infectious diseases like measles or mumps. Plus they seem to be unfamiliar with such concepts as At Risk percentage. Which looks like less than 20% for SARs CoV 2.
Gives one great confidence in the quality of academic virology.
At this stage this has little to do with virology or logic. They simply seem to want everyone to take the shot - irrespective of acquired immunity, adverse events, medical exemptions or actual age-related baseline risks.
Looks like they just picked the percentage typical to immunisation rates for childhood contagious diseases such as measles as you say.
Instead of considering an approach to age-stratified risk like a flu vaccine, which is what we were initially told with “vaccinate the vulnerable!” before the pivot to jabbing everyone and everything that moves.
Totally correct. Its media hysteria driven politics. Nothing to do with any medical science.
I had a fascinating look at Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish newspapers and TV news yesterday. The Finnish military are are full alert, one stage below actual combat. The Swedish military went to the same status yesterday. The Norwegians have been there defacto for the last three week. This has not happened since the 1980’s. All the Nordic security observers, blogger, twitter posters, and senior officials ect have been getting increasing disturbed by the trend of the last six week as we lurch towards a NATO / Russian war. A shooting war.
Yet apart from a few low key articles in the conservative newspapers there is almost zero coverage of the most important story going on by far. One article by a Finnish writer pointed out that to the ordinary Nordics this was a non story. They were not interested. It was basically wall to wall COVID. One way or another.
The overwhelming impression I got was the general public in the Nordic countries were as oblivious to what is going to happen next as the Danes and Norwegians were in spring 1940. The Finnish pacifists getting their education the previous year.
And thats in the one reagion in western Europe that has been playing attention to what is going on. The Germany politicians are currently about as isolationist as the most extreme America Firster’s in 1941. The rest of the world outside the Bundesrepublik has ceased to existing German politics except as an annoying distraction. Even traditional internationalist newspapers like FAZ have gone total navel-gazing.
So the old Second Reich domestic political pattern has established itself again. Foreign relations and the rest of the world are someone elses problem. Then it was the Kaiser, now they seemed to have outsourced it completely to the EU Commission. Where all public policy goes to die.
Truckers and farmers are getting inspired to fight for their freedom globally. This is in Schwerin, Germany.
According to many of the comments this is not a covid protest, it is farming related.
Federal government considers making masks compulsory in October
In preparing new infection control measures, the federal government is intensively discussing a general obligation to wear a mask beginning in October […] [P]art of the coalition government favours introducing a so-called “O-to-O” [“Oktober bis Ostern” – “October to Easter”] rule, which up to now has been known primarily to motorists, and which requires winter tyres on the roads between October and Easter. In future, a similar rule could apply to indoor mask mandates during this period.
In response to a question from WELT ON SUNDAY, the Chancellor’s Office said that such a rule was being considered among various possible regulations for upcoming amendments of the Infection Protection Act.
A seasonal mask requirement would be an attempt to curb other respiratory infections besides Covid-19, supporters of the plan say.