But Look On The Bright Side

Germans may feel the least free of all Europeans when it comes to the pandemic…

But to compensate for this they pay the highest taxes, have the highest energy and water costs, earn some of the lowest wages, get the lowest retirement pay, fight through the worst bureaucracy, have the most difficult time acquiring property of all Europeans and there’s more of course but I’ll stop here because I’m running out of breath.

Germans ‘feel least free’ of all Europeans during pandemic – Nowhere in Europe have people felt more inhibited by 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions than in Germany, a new study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) finds.

Just one in ten Germans currently ‘feel free’ in their everyday life, while almost half say that they ‘don’t feel free’, the study published on Wednesday found.

The results put Germany at the bottom of a table of Europeans in 12 EU member states who were asked about their level of freedom now compared to since the pre-pandemic days.

How Generous

Not.

After systematically badmouthing the AstraZeneca vaccine and spooking those in a vaccine-skeptical population who would have otherwise been willing to take it, the German government has now graciously decided to donate the remaining doses of this coronavirus vaccine to less developed countries in August.

AstraZeneca is, after all, developed and used in Brexit England, recently divorced from the German-run European Union.

Most Germans prefer the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine due to concerns over the side effects and efficacy of AstraZeneca.

There Is A Certain Logic To It

Mutti” (Mommy) doesn’t have any children herself.

The gay Health Minister there doesn’t have any either.

COVID: Germany’s Merkel wants vaccines for children aged 12 to 15 – Children in Germany will soon be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but only if the EU’s EMA approves the BioNTech-Pfizer shot for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Frank Ulrich Montgomery, chair of the World Medical Association (WMA), came out in support of StiKo’s reluctance: “Currently, we do not have enough information on the risks of a COVID vaccine for children to make a clear recommendation,” he told Rheinische Post newspaper.

Slight Correction Here:

It never had control in the first place.

A subtle but important difference.

How Germany lost control of its coronavirus response – In mid-2020, Germany was hailed the world’s shining star of coronavirus containment. Now, while countries like the UK and Israel are going back to normalcy, Germany has been under some form of lockdown for over six months. How did Germany, a country known for its efficiency, love of planning and rationality lose control of its COVID-19 response?

The Next Imaginary Disease

In Germany. It’s called “COVID Fueled Racism.”

The Media Brain Police crank these out so fast I can hardly keep up with them, folks.

Has COVID fueled racism? Germany sees dramatic rise in complaints – Germany’s anti-discrimination agency has a recorded a 78% rise in calls for help since last year. That is more than ever before, with the Black Lives Matter movement and the coronavirus pandemic seen as drivers.

Out through the night and the whispering breezes
To the place where they keep the imaginary diseases
Out through the night and the whispering breezes
To the place where they keep the imaginary diseases…

Bavarians Test Positive For Beer

Sort of.

But there’s a Helles at the end of the tunnel.

Bavarians were able to enjoy a tall beer in the spring sun Monday in several areas, as some outdoor beer gardens reopened in the southern German state.

Bavaria had an overall seven-day average rate of increase of 119.5 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, but areas below 100 cases per 100,000 were allowed to reopen their iconic beer gardens.

Angela Merkel Is A Lot Of Things

But brain dead isn’t one of them.

“The protection of intellectual property is a source of innovation and must remain so in the future.”

US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents.

Germany says waiver would inhibit private sector research.
Opposition to Biden plan threatens to deadlock WTO talks.

“The limiting factors in the production of vaccines are the production capacities and the high-quality standards and not patents.”

“A Global Hub For Pandemic And Epidemic Intelligence?”

Good Lord. Is there any way one could make that sound any creepier?

“Ve must immediately pass this on to the Zentrale in Berlin!”

WHO, Germany launch new global hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany will establish a new global hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, surveillance and analytics innovation. The Hub, based in Berlin and working with partners around the world, will lead innovations in data analytics across the largest network of global data to predict, prevent, detect prepare for and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks worldwide.

“I am delighted that WHO chose Berlin as its location and invite partners from all around the world to contribute to the WHO hub.”

“Freedoms For Vaccinated People?”

Are you expecting applause for that? Doesn’t that imply that there will be unfreedoms for those who aren’t vaccinated?

In Germany’s egalitarian society some are are more equal than others, it appears. And it won’t just be here in Germany either, of course.

COVID: Germany presses ahead with freedoms for vaccinated people – The German government has agreed to allow more freedoms for people vaccinated from COVID-19, or those who show resistance after recovering from the disease. The measures could be passed this week.

Don’t Forget To Wear Your Mask While Setting Everything On Fire

Otherwise you’re going to be in big trouble.

Police, protesters clash during May Day rallies in Berlin – At least 5,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday during May Day rallies in Berlin, clashing with police and injuring three officers, police said.

The injuries occurred after some demonstrators threw fireworks, bottles and rocks in protests over social inequality. About 5,600 police were deployed, and some responded with pepper spray in what marked the second May Day protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Demonstration in Berlin abgebrochen – Massive Angriffe gegen Polizei.