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.

Mass Corona-Testing Fraud

Everybody’s doing it!

Highly inaacurate for those being tested and highly expensive for the taxpayers (and the taxpayers’ children, and their children, etc.) who are financing it, these tests are at least “free,” if you get my drift.

A number of high-profile cases of fraud, and enduring questions over the accuracy of antigen (also known as lateral-flow) tests, have prompted criticism of health minister Jens Spahn’s scheme for triggering a free-market free-for-all, something Die Welt newspaper called a “testing gold-rush”.

“It’s an absurd system, and very atypical for Germany”, said Matthias Orth, of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine at Stuttgart’s Marienhospital. Earlier this year, Germany’s disease control agency reported that one commonly used antigen test – which only detects Covid-19 cases on days the viral load is highest – had missed 61% of asymptomatic infections at the emergency ward of a Stuttgart’s Katharinenhospital clinic.

“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.”

Now That You Are Part Of The Borg Hive We Will Allow You To Go To The Hairdresser

Hey, wait a minute. The Borg don’t have any hair! There’s some kind of conspiracy going on here, people. I’m telling you.

Bavaria and Berlin ease Covid rules for vaccinated people – A handful of German states have announced they are lifting some Covid restrictions for fully vaccinated people – ahead of the federal government’s schedule.

Bavaria will no longer require people who have received both Covid jabs to get rapid Antigen tests before activities like going to the hairdresser, state premier Markus Söder said on Tuesday.

German Of The Day: Impftouristen

That means vaccination tourists.

Being that the German government is incapable of organizing enough COVID-19 vaccinations for its own citizens, a tour operator is now organizing flights to Russia to get vaccinated with Sputnik V there.

Germans head to Russia for Sputnik V jab – As Germany’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign lags, some Germans are going to Russia for the jab. Though Russia’s borders are mostly closed, the Kremlin seems to be permitting vaccine trips to Moscow for noncitizens.

Deutsche Impftouristen in Moskau – Einmal Sputnik V und zurück. In Deutschland müsste Thomas Waller noch Monate auf seine Corona-Impfung warten – in Moskau kann er sich sofort behandeln lassen. Ein Reiseveranstalter organisiert Sputnik-V-Trips für Deutsche.

It’s Not That We Don’t Believe You

It’s just that we don’t believe you.

Merkel

And this in a country with a government that does everything right. How shocking or something.

A large majority of Germans do not believe that Angela Merkel’s government can offer every person willing to be vaccinated a Covid jab by September 21, as promised. According to a survey conducted by the YouGov opinion research institute on behalf of the German press agency DPA, only around one in four (26 percent) expect the target to be met. However, 57 percent do not expect this to happen. And 17 percent did not provide any information…

Some 19 percent see the main responsibility lies with her, 17 percent believe it lies with the European Union and only 11 percent blame the manufacturers of the vaccines.

But 33 percent say all three are equally to blame. And 7 percent see the main responsibility for none of the named. Meanwhile 12 percent did not provide any information.

 

Nearly One Percent Of German Population Already Vaccinated!

And we didn’t order nealy enough vaccine. And we’re out right now. And we will have to extend this latest lockdown into February, March, maybe into May.

Vaccinations

But don’t worry. We’ve got everything under control.

Germany battles one of the toughest pandemic stages — health minister – It will take months for the benefits of the vaccination drive to kick in for Germany as a whole, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn. He warned the lockdown would need to be extended into February and perhaps beyond.

Large-scale benefits of the vaccination drive still months away.

What? We Could Have Been Worrying About This Weeks Ago!

The Panic Police are simply not what they used to be, folks. There’s just too much to panic about these days, I guess.

Panic

The new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain seems to have been present in Germany since November as doctors detected it retrospectively in samples of an older patient who later died, Die Welt daily reported on Monday.

Specialists at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) were able to determine the virus variant B1.1.7 in samples of the patient who had medical preconditions, the newspaper said, citing the regional ministry of health in the state of Lower Saxony.

Corona-Mutation schon seit November in Deutschland.

All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go

“Only the green light from the European Union is needed for Germany’s largest single vaccination site to spring into action.”

Corona

With a stress on spring. As in maybe by next Spring.

Germany’s largest Covid jab site ready for business – Spaces to queue up are already marked out on the way to the 64 miniature doctors’ offices where thousands of people per day will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hamburg.

Only the green light from the European Union is needed for Germany’s largest single vaccination site to spring into action, the brand-new equipment sitting ready in the vast congress centre of the northern port city.