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!

Germany Still Doing Everything Right

In its fight against COVID-19. So remember, US-Amerika, you can learn from Germany too.

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Germany was held up as an example of how to do the pandemic. Now it’s struggling.

Coronavirus: German ICUs see 40% more patients than in April – Intensive care units (ICU) at some German hospitals are reaching full capacity with seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the country’s hospital federation said. A high percentage of nurses are off sick or in quarantine.

“We clearly reject the accusation of alarmism.”

Warning Signs

Although German scientists have identified a warning sign for severe COVID (immature blood cells)…

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They have yet to identify the many warning signs for severe COVID psychosis all around them. For instance, the severe effects this psychosis is having on our civil liberties; the indisputably measurable drop in the freedom of expression, the right to privacy, free movement and free association, etc.

Normally extremely squeamish about the concept of trade-offs when it comes to ideas like “total tolerance” “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” for example (they always have downright compulsury “solutions” for these instead), the governments funding these scientists – and restricting our freedom – have absolutely no problem imposing trade-offs on our civil liberties when it comes to COVID-19. That must be because they are going to trade them right back to us again. Real soon, right?

 

“German Health Official Says Coronavirus Restrictions Are Working”

While the same German official confirms the highest daily rate of infections so far (23,648 new cases).

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Health officials can be that way. Once everybody has been infected with Coronavirus they will recommend that the government consider lifting of the current restrictions, I assume.

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Robert Koch Institute chief Lothar Wieler said the number of new infections has since plateaued, with 22,609 reported on Thursday – roughly the same number as a week ago. He said the fact they are not rising is good news but cautioned that it was too early to say if this is a trend.

23.648 neue Fälle: Höchstand bei Corona-Neuinfektionen.

German Restrictions Re-Restricted For More Regulated And Restrictive Restriction

She’s from the government and she’s here to help.

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The first batch of COVID-19 restrictions worked wonders in Germany. That’s why they introduced a tighter set of restrictions a few months later. And these were so popular (with the German government) that said government is going to re-restrict these restrictions to an even more restrictive level. A special Christmas bonus restriction track is in the works now too, I assume.

Coronavirus: Merkel, German states consider tougher restrictions – Germany’s federal government and states are considering tighter COVID-19 restrictions, such as dramatically reducing the number of people at private gatherings and compulsory mask wearing for school students.

It’s Never Too Early To Say It’s Too Early

To end the latest lockdown. Covid lockdowns are just that much fun, I guess.

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German health minister says it’s too early to tell if its partial Covid lockdown will be extended – It is “too early to say” whether Germany will extend its four-week partial lockdown, according to health minister Jens Spahn.

Das wird uns den ganzen Winter beschäftigen.

Keep Wearing Those Masks, Germany

They’re working wonders. During your second lockdown “light.”

Surge

German Covid Cases in ICU Hit Record as Pandemic Intensifies – Germany has more severe Covid-19 patients than at any point since the pandemic began, underscoring the urgency facing authorities to contain the disease.

Europe’s largest economy had 2,978 people being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care facilities on Monday, exceeding the previous peak of 2,933 on April 18, according to the DIVI register of German ICU capacity.

Merkel Urges Germans to Stick to ‘Wave Breaker’ Virus Curbs.

German Of The Day: Querdenker

That means “unconventional” thinkers. Or mavericks. Or contrarians, if you prefer.

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These include, for instance, the 20,000 protestors in Leipzig who refuse to accept the German government’s Corona party line and are energetically expressing their growing dissatisfaction with the latest lockdown “light.”

“Corona party” (Corona party line) has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Nach dem „Querdenker“-Chaos brannten Barrikaden.

Germany On A “Fresh High”

A fresh coronavirus high of 20,000. The Germans are still high on their last coronavirus high (thinking that their restrictions will get this under control), but still.

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New cases in Germany climbed to a fresh high, while unprecedented numbers of Covid-19 patients are in intensive care in Belgium…

Germany registered a record increase in new cases, days after the government imposed the toughest restrictions since a national lockdown in the spring.

Europe’s biggest economy had 31,480 new infections in the 24 hours through Thursday morning, bringing the total to 608,611, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The figures have fluctuated wildly in recent weeks, with daily infections falling to the lowest in almost two weeks on Wednesday.

Even The German Public Is Starting To Get It

On the one hand, as the Washington Post itself put it: “Germany and France announce new national lockdowns, saying they have lost control of the coronavirus.”

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On the other hand, the German government, for its part, still pretends that it has the situation under control and is trying desperately to prove this to the German public by introducing ever more restrictive measures. Das Chaos ist perfekt, in other words. Everything is perfectly chaotic.

German hostility to Merkel’s coronavirus shutdown grows – Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s 16 state premiers spent four hours deliberating before announcing drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The question now is how the Germans will react.