German Of The Day: Impfpflicht

That means mandatory vaccination.

And no, of course there will be no mandatory vaccinations here in Germany, German politicians keep reassuring their subjects. But the lives of those who do not get a coronavirus vaccine will soon be severely restricted. Ain’t no big deal. You’re all having rotten ristricted lives right now already anyway.

Unjabbed Germans face restrictions to avert new Covid wave – Health minister wants restaurants, hairdressers, stadiums and hotels to be off limits to the unvaccinated.

Restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, sport facilities and large gatherings, both outside and in, are among those he has listed as places that would be out of bounds to those who did not fulfil the criteria.

German Of The Day: Verbot

That means ban.

You know, as in Berlin court bans anti-lockdown protests?

These Querdenker (people who think outside the box) keep thinking outside the box so it’s time to box them up and move them out.

Judges in the German capital have moved to ban a number of weekend demonstrations amid fears they will lead to a rise in coronavirus infections. Police expect protesters to travel to Berlin nonetheless…

The upper court said the Querdenker movement was characterized throughout Germany “by the fact that the participants used them to violate legal norms created to contain the risk of infection in a way that attracted public attention, in particular by disregarding the social distance requirement and the mask requirement.”

Everybody Else Is Welcome

Here are your flowers!

But you Germans stay out. Of Germany. Or at least go into quarantine for two weeks.

Germans face tougher Covid checks at own border – Germany plans to tighten the rules for returning holidaymakers amid growing concerns in northern Europe over a sharp rise in infections being brought back by tourists.

Red Alert!

Germany’s COVID19 incidence rate — the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a seven-day period — rose for a fifth day in a row, coming in at 6.2 compared to 5.8 on Saturday.

The incidence rate a week ago was 5, according to the RKI.

That means, well, what does that mean? Other than who cares? Just a few weeks ago German health officials were dreaming of one day reaching an incidence rate below 50. Then the world would be in order again.

But that was then and this is now so I guess we’re heading for the next big lockdown. Cool.

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?

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.

Fully Vaccinated Germans Enjoy New Freedoms

All thirty or forty of them.

Everybody else better stay on their locked down toes, though. Or else.

People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempt from many restrictions in Germany from Sunday after the government passed new legislation to restore some freedoms.

“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.

We’re Doing This For Your Own Good

At least you won’t have to worry about getting COVID-19 once you’re living on the street.

Germany’s Small Business Owners Fight To Survive Amid Fears Of A Wave Of Insolvency – Tens of thousands of German companies in the service, retail and travel industries have teetered on the edge of bankruptcy since the pandemic began.

“Before the second lockdown, I took out credit as a buffer. I’ve managed because of that, but the aid I’m getting is going straight into paying off that debt.”

Suffering From Incorrect Opinion?

Then we’ll be keeping a very close eye on you.

Similar to the way dissidents in the Banana Republic are labeled racists, fascists, white supremicists, etc. whenever they disagree with what they are force fed on mainstream media, Germans who think differently about their government’s repeatedly failed coronavirus restriction policies (officially sanctioned by German State Media, of course) are labled Nazis. The only difference is that they are then also placed under observation by the country’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. This is their FBI, sort of, although Thought Police seems more appropriate to me.

Germany puts anti-lockdown Querdenker group under observation – German intelligence chiefs have placed parts of the anti-coronavirus lockdown protest movement under observation.

PS: I assume that a certain group of German actors are now being closely monitored as well.