German officials confirmed that daily COVID-19 cases surpassed 50,000 for the first time during the pandemic, coming weeks after a number of states have implemented “2G” rules that increased restrictions on individuals who haven’t been vaccinated.
Article by Jack Phillips from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times.
Under the rules, which have been in effect since September, the states allow businesses like restaurants and bars to choose to exclude individuals who are not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Hamburg, Hesse, Saxony-Anhalt, Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Baden-Württemberg have opted-in, reported The Local.
But on Thursday, the country’s public health body, the Robert Koch Institute, showed that the total case numbers hit 4.89 million with 97,198 fatalities.
As a result, Chancellor-in-waiting Olaf Scholz told Parliament on Thursday that new measures are needed “to get through this winter … we must shelter our country from the winter.” Government spokesman Steffen Seibert was quoted by VOA News as saying that the virus is “spreading dramatically” and asserted that a “quick and unified response” was needed.
The WHO said in a weekly update that Europe leads the world in percentages of new virus deaths and cases. The number of deaths rose by 10 percent and the number of new cases rose by 7 percent, the body said.
Starting Monday, Berlin will block all unvaccinated individuals from entering restaurants, gyms, bars, and other businesses, EuroNews reported.
Bulgaria reported 334 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic started. It requested oxygen devices, patient monitors, and hospital beds, VOA reported. The Eastern European nation last month implemented a “green pass” required to enter restaurants, gyms, and other locations.
The Slovak Health Ministry also reported that the daily increase of new COVID-19 infections hit 7,055 on Tuesday, setting a new record. In nearby Czech Republic, CCP virus infections jumped to levels close to record numbers earlier this year, according to EuroNews. Authorities in both Central European nations said they are considering additional measures to deal with the outbreak.
On Thursday, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg confirmed the country is just days away from placing millions of people who aren’t fully vaccinated on lockdown. Daily infections hit a record high of about 11,398 on Wednesday, data shows.
“According to the incremental plan we actually have just days until we have to introduce the lockdown for unvaccinated people,” Schallenberg told a news conference.
Elsewhere, the Dutch government confirmed Thursday it is considering whether to impose Western Europe’s first partial lockdown since the summer. The country implemented a vaccine passport system earlier this year.
Ukraine’s Health Ministry on Thursday reported 27,377 new infections, about 500 more than the previous high tallied last week. Ukraine has faced protests against vaccination certificates for teachers and other public employees, as well as for passengers on airplanes, trains, and buses.
Hungary said 107 people died from COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, the highest daily total since May 5. Authorities confirmed 6,268 new infections, roughly 2.5 times more than last Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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