Not Even China Makes Shots Mandatory

But the Germans just can’t wait to make it happen.

Germany imposes curbs on unvaccinated, to make shots mandatory – Germany on Thursday imposed restrictions on the unvaccinated as it sought to break a dramatic surge in daily coronavirus infections exacerbated by the discovery of the Omicron strain.

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor Olaf Scholz agreed with leaders of Germany’s 16 states to bar the unvaccinated from access to all but the most essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies and bakeries.

100,000 Corona Deaths In Germany!

Shocking? Sad, for sure. But shocking?

But who is dying? Let’s look at the numbers.

Of those 100,000 deaths, the age groups are as follows:

Over 90: 20,895
80 – 89: 44,081
70 – 79: 20,676
60 – 69: 9,339
30 – 59: 4,865
00 – 29: 144 (and you can bet below 25 or so it will be 2 or 3)

Shocking? The hysteria in the media? You’re damned right it’s shocking.

Although Not Necessarily In That Order

German official says everyone will soon be ‘vaccinated, cured or dead.’

Americans have been warned not to travel to Germany as it undergoes its worst-ever surge in COVID-19 infections — one that will leave everyone “vaccinated, cured or dead” by winter, its health minister predicted.

Your Mission…

Should you choose to accept it:

Convince the non-vaccinated that the vaccines work while simultaneously explaining to the vaccinated that they need a third dose because the vaccines don’t work. You have one hour. Good luck.

Germany recommends booster shots for all adult population – Germany’s vaccine advisory committee recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for all people aged over 18 on Thursday as the number of coronavirus infections hits a new record in Europe’s largest economy.

And Here I Was Getting All Geared Up…

For that traditional German Christmas Market feeling.

And then the next stupid Covid wave comes along and ruins everything! I’ll just have to drink my Glühwein at home alone, I guess.

Munich’s iconic Christmas market has been canceled for the second year in a row due to a significant rise in Covid-19 cases in Germany.

The “bitter news” was announced by the city’s mayor Dieter Reiter, who said he’d been left with no choice but to call off the popular event, which usually attracts around three million people annually, as the country grapples with record breaking infection rates.

How The Proof Of Vaccination Grinch Stole Christmas

In Germany. Ho, ho, ho, or something.

Coronavirus digest: Unvaccinated banned from some German Christmas markets – Hamburg has introduced tougher restrictions and Munich’s Christkindlmarkt has been ditched altogether. Meanwhile, Germany has recorded its highest ever daily caseload.

“It’s because I’m green, isn’t it?”

They’re Not Wearing Masks

But some of them are wearing those red cardboard noses. Do they count?

The carnivals are being held despite the fact Germany is undergoing a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, setting a record Wednesday for the number of daily infections.

And while the vaccine requirement was strictly enforced, the streets of Cologne were filled with people, side by side, without masks.

Thursday’s celebrations began with a somewhat ominous sign – designated so-called prince for the Cologne carnival, Sven Oleff, had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day, a breakthrough case since he is fully vaccinated. The festival committee said he showed no symptoms and was feeling well.

Why Is Germany So Ill-Prepared?

The same reason every other country out there is ill-prepared – with the possible exception of China.

Nobody knows what they’re doing. The Germans just don’t know what they’re doing particularly well.

Why can’t Germany deal with the new COVID crisis?

Germany is deep into its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but yet again its authorities and politicians seem ill-prepared. Has no one learned from the mistakes?

It goes like this, if you haven’t noticed:

Laurel: Get vaccinated to protect others.
Hardy: OK. Got vaccinated.
Laurel: And keep wearing a mask to protect others.
Hardy: But I got vaccinated.
Laurel: The vaccinated are just as contagious as the unvaccinated.
Hardy: Then why did I get vaccinated?
Laurel: To protect others.

We Don’t Want Your Kind Here

The German “2G” rule means allowing only those vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to enter indoor areas.

This means that Germany has become a place where the vaccinated must be protected from the unvaccinated. It all makes sense these days somehow. And that’s the scary part.

Germany’s capital Berlin will from Monday tighten the screws on unvaccinated people by denying them access to indoor dining, bars, gyms and hairdressers in an effort to contain a coronavirus resurgence.

Under new rules in the city-state, only fully vaccinated people and those who can show proof of recovery from Covid-19 can enter leisure facilities and a list of other selected venues — a system known as “2G” in Germany.

German Of The Day: Murmeltier

That means groundhog.

And when it comes to COVID19, every day feels like Groundhog Day in Germany.

Germany caught in COVID ‘Groundhog Day’ – In the classic film, a man trapped in a time loop is condemned to relive the same awful day. DW’s Sabine Kinkartz knows how he feels as Germany enters its second pandemic autumn.