Lockdown, Lockdown Light, Lockdown 2, Mega-Lockdown…

Angela Merkel is preparing her subjects for the next phase of effective government measures against COVID-19: The Mega-Lockdown.

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Still remember, my fellow Americans? It has been a few weeks after all. As mainstream media repeatedly preached to us about Germany having the Corona pandemic under control?

It sure is reassuring to know that people like Angie & Co. are from the government and they’re here to help.

Merkel wants ‘very fast action‘ against virus after record deaths.

While Germany’s total deaths per capita since the start of the pandemic remain far lower than in the United States, its daily per capita mortality since mid-December has often exceeded the U.S. rate.

“The virus can only be stopped with additional efforts.”

Germans Fear Trump Supporters Might Storm The Reichstag

I mean, the Bundestag. Some kind of tag. And maybe burn it down or something too. Been there done that, you know?

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That’s why they are increasing police protection there. Looks like up to a dozen more cops or so. Wow. You can never be too careful when it comes to Trump supporters, after all. Here in Germany.

By the way, Trump supporters already stormed the place back in August only they weren’t Trump supporters so there was no moral outrage or hand-wringing concern at that time. Sensibilities can change though, I guess.

Berliner Polizei verstärkt Schutz des Bundestags.

What? We Could Have Been Worrying About This Weeks Ago!

The Panic Police are simply not what they used to be, folks. There’s just too much to panic about these days, I guess.

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The new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain seems to have been present in Germany since November as doctors detected it retrospectively in samples of an older patient who later died, Die Welt daily reported on Monday.

Specialists at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) were able to determine the virus variant B1.1.7 in samples of the patient who had medical preconditions, the newspaper said, citing the regional ministry of health in the state of Lower Saxony.

Corona-Mutation schon seit November in Deutschland.

Syringeworthy

Stunning and brave or something.

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German pilot Samy Kramer has traced a giant syringe in the sky, flying 200 kilometers to remind people about the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Europe.

“There are still relatively many people opposing the vaccination and my action may be a reminder for them to think about the topic, to get things moving.”

German Of The Day: Verbindlich

That means binding. You know, as in mandatory?

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Although the German government has said “there is no obligation to be inoculated” with the new vaccine against coronavirus now being distrubuted, the head of Germany’s Lufthansa expects that mandatory innoculations will soon be the rule for long haul flights. Then they’ll just work their way up, I mean down, from there.

Vaccinations will be free and available to everyone from mid-2021, when the priority groups are expected to have finished vaccination campaigns. There is no obligation to be inoculated.

 

As Long As The Other Third Goes First

More accurate polling results just in!

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Coronavirus: Two-thirds of Germans willing to receive COVID vaccine – A poll has shown a large majority of people in Germany want to receive the vaccine which is due for rollout on December 27. Nevertheless, more than half of the survey’s participants were concerned about side effects.

Yeah, right. Nice try, though. Try less than one in five willing to receive the vaccination and more than 80 percent concerned about side effects instead.

More than half of the respondents — 57% — said they were concerned about the potential side effects of being inoculated.

All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go

“Only the green light from the European Union is needed for Germany’s largest single vaccination site to spring into action.”

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With a stress on spring. As in maybe by next Spring.

Germany’s largest Covid jab site ready for business – Spaces to queue up are already marked out on the way to the 64 miniature doctors’ offices where thousands of people per day will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hamburg.

Only the green light from the European Union is needed for Germany’s largest single vaccination site to spring into action, the brand-new equipment sitting ready in the vast congress centre of the northern port city.

Hard Lockdown, Lockdown Light, Christmas Lockdown…

Did Germans flock to the stores and through the crowds yesterday to get their Christmas shopping done before the big Christmas lockdown?

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And to get their COVID19 infection while they were at it? Of course they did. They had to. But they know that their government is only locking them down for their own good so they are thankful that they were allowed to Christmas shop for as long as they did.

Germans flocked to the shops to get their Christmas shopping done. Now it’s forced them into lockdown for the holiday.

“The people are fed up with the situation.”

Not fed up enough, it seems. Happy Holidays!

How The Grinch Just Stole Christmas

In Germany. And no, it’s not the COVID-19 Grinch who did it. It was that other one with her evil elves below.

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Germany set for nationwide hard lockdown from Wednesday: report – Germany is set to close most shops from Wednesday as it tightens lockdown curbs, according to a draft government proposal. Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with federal and state leaders on Sunday morning.

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”