Hopefully He Had His Shots

I mean, vaccinations. But I would go ahead and get tested if I were that cop.

COVID protester bites German police officer as marches spark violence – Police in Germany has reported sporadic violence at demonstrations against the country’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, with one protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein biting an officer and another attempting to steal a service weapon.

The Traffic Was Murder On The Way To The Home Office This Morning

And I had an accident in the bathroom. So, I think I’ll sue ya.

Walking from your bed to your desk could count as a commute, according to a German court ruling – The walk from your bed to your desk could now count as a commute, according to a recent ruling from a German court.

The court ruled that a man should be covered by his company’s insurance after he suffered a fall on the way to his home office.

Are We Pushing Too Hard Yet?

Nah. Now we’ll turn it up a notch higher and make vaccinations compulsory. What could possibly go wrong?

Man Killed Family, Then Self, Over Faked Vaccine Pass -German Prosecutor – A man who killed his wife and three young children before taking his own life had faked a vaccination certificate and feared his children would be taken away from him when the forgery was discovered, a German prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Police found two adults, both 40, and three children aged four, eight and 10 dead from gunshot wounds in a family home in Koenigs Wusterhausen south of Berlin on Saturday.

In a farewell note found by police, the man said he forged a vaccination certificate for his wife. Her employer had found out, prompting the couple to fear they would be arrested and lose their children, prosecutor Gernot Bantleon told Reuters.

“Prompts Outcry”

Prompts an outcry from German politicians. When the rabble starts threatening those in power directly, they get nervous. And suddenly, they’re all on the same sheet of music. Sound vaguely familiar?

Germany: Torchlit rally against COVID measures prompts outcry – Lawmakers have condemned torch-bearing protesters who gathered outside the home of Saxony’s health minister. A far-right group protesting the latest COVID measures has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Nonessential Times Call For Nonessential Measures

Against nonessential people.

Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms – Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as part of efforts to curb coronavirus infections.

Merkel announced the measures after a meeting with federal and state leaders, as the nation again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period. She said the steps were necessary to address concerns that hospitals could become overloaded with patients suffering from COVID-19 infections, which are much more likely to be serious in people who have not been vaccinated.

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.

Germany In Full Omnicron Panic Mode

Or will be, very shortly. And is it any wonder?

Because, well, after all… People with the Omicron variant have ‘extremely mild‘ symptoms and haven’t had to be hospitalized yet, says the South African doctor who first reported it.

That can only mean that they died before ever making it to the hospital, right?

Several leading German politicians called on Sunday for tighter restrictions to contain a surge in coronavirus cases as the infection rate hit a new high and fears about the new Omicron variant rose.

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.

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.

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.