In September, 3 European countries ended their Covid restrictions which gives a glimmer of hope to the rest of us that our tyrannical governments will back off.
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have all lifted their Covid restrictions recently now that they’ve reached at least a 70% vaccination rate.
The former vice president was asked by reporters at the White House while he “received” his booster on a staged set about what the vaccination rate had to be before the country could return to normal.
“Look, I think we get the vast majority — like is going on in so many – some industries and some schools — 96, 97, 98 percent,” Biden said.
Denmark has more than 80% of its population above the age of 12 fully vaccinated. They have lifted their restrictions after 548 days. They’re the first of the European countries to lift all domestic restrictions. Their return to normal occurred when the use of their digital pass was no longer required.
“I wouldn’t say it is too early. We have opened the door but we have also said that we can close it if needed,” Soeren Riis Paludan, a professor of virology with the Aarhus University in Denmark’s second-largest city, told The Associated Press.
As of midnight, the Danish government no longer considers COVID-19 “a socially critical disease.” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on August 27 that “the epidemic is under control” but warned: “We are not out of the epidemic” and the government will act as needed if necessary.
The United States is currently at 65% of people with at least one shot and 56% that have been fully vaccinated.
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced that most of the nation’s restrictions will be eased. The restrictions lifted include the requirement for serving patrons in restaurants and the 3.3-feet social distance rule. Eateries, bars, and nightclubs will be allowed to remain open after midnight, schools and kindergartens can return to normal, and “handshakes will again be allowed,” a smiling Health Minister Bent Hoeie said. He did stress that Norway will be in an increased preparedness and local restrictions will be reimposed if cases start to climb again.
More than 76% of Norway’s population of 5.3 million have gotten one vaccine, and nearly 70% have gotten both shots, according to official figures.
The third European country that is easing covid restrictions is Sweden. They are moving forward with easing Covid restrictions by the end of September. They will be removing most limits on public venues on Tuesday.
Despite the fact that the Delta variant is rapidly spreading through the 70% vaccinated population, Sweden has been easing some restrictions since summer.
Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Sweden has shunned hard lockdowns and relied on voluntary recommendations.
Public gatherings such as concerts, sporting events and venues such as bars and restaurants have operated under tight crowd limits, curbs that are now set to be removed on Sept. 29, along with a recommendation to work from home.
“The important message is that we now take further steps in the return to normal everyday life,” Health and Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren told a news conference.
“Our view has all the time been that restrictions should be lifted as soon as possible.”
Hallengren said the government was also looking into the possible use of vaccination certificates for some activities, though it hoped these would not be necessary to impose in a country with a long history of high vaccination rates.
Is this something to celebrate? Should we be jumping and cheering for governments giving us back our freedoms? They should never have taken them away in the first place.
Politicians and the paid-off scientists have zero rights to tell us when we can have our freedoms. We have a constitution that reminds them of that. The government does not dictate our health, we discuss that with our doctors. As everyone should before getting any vaccine, have a conversation with your physician.
Will we be getting the jab here at Offensively Patriotic? That is up to each individual employee. We will never force anyone to inject anything into their bodies that they are not comfortable doing.
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