Governments across Europe are planning to keep COVID-19 passes in place. Paris called for an extension of the health-pass system to at least 31 July 2022 and Rome is also considering keeping its COVID-19 pass rules in place due to an increase in infections.
Italy has one of the world’s strictest anti-COVID-19 measures, according to Reuters. Residents in the country must show proof of vaccination, evidence of a recent recovery, or a recent negative test in order to go to work.
The Trends Journal has been reporting on the enforcement of these green passes in European countries and the backlash governments face. (See “ITALY DEMANDS COVID PASSPORTS” and “ITALY: POPULIST MOVEMENT DEAD, PART II.”)
Indeed, with Italy having the most stringent and expansive vax passport and other mandates, this week in Turin, Milan and Trieste there were mass anti-vax mandate protests.
“We are at another critical point of pandemic resurgence,” Dr. Hans Kluge, the head of the World Health Organization’s European office said. “Europe is back at the epicenter of the pandemic, where we were one year ago.”
“If we stay on this trajectory, we could see another half a million COVID-19 deaths in Europe and Central Asia by the 1st of February next year,” Kluge said.
Berlin, for example, has seen a record number of COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, and will also hold a summit to determine additional steps needed to limit the spread of infection.
TRENDPOST: The governments and the media continue to pump up the amount of “cases.” But as we have continually reported, by the facts, neither the “case” numbers nor the COVID death rates are accurate.
The Trends Journal, since the start of the COVID War in 2020, has reported on how the case numbers are rigged and misreported. See for example, “CRUCIAL COVID DATA IGNORED BY PRESSTITUTES” (3 Nov 2020) and “PCR TEST NEEDS ADJUSTMENT” (26 Jan 2021).
And as American media celebrates that more Americans died of the virus than the Spanish Flu in 1918, the numbers are rigged. Their death count is an unreliable indicator. For one thing, it implies that COVID is the cause of death, without factoring in the comorbidities that are so often present. See “NEW ANALYSIS: CRITICAL ERRORS IN COVID DEATH TOLL” (1 Dec 2020 ) and “BUY THE COVID HYPE, AVOID THE FACTS” (9 Sep 2020).
The death toll also doesn’t shed any light on the number of people who were seriously ill, but recovered.
TRENDPOST: So, while it is being sold that the number of people hospitalized is a reliable gauge of COVID risk, that metric is subject to any number of variables that prove the numbers are rigged.
For one thing, it lumps together everyone admitted to a hospital who tests positive for COVID-19 (in accordance with federal requirements), even if admitted for other (serious and/or potentially fatal) conditions. Nor does it differentiate between those who have very mild vs. serious COVID symptoms. The study cited indicates that roughly half those COVID cases hospitalized in 2021 may have been admitted for some other reason entirely, or had only a mild presentation of the disease.
So even if hospitalization tallies provide a better index of the scope and risk of COVID-19, it’s important to consider that not all COVID hospitalizations are the same, and to draw the distinction as to whether a patient has been hospitalized with COVID or because of COVID.
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Jens Spahn, Berlin’s health minister, said that the country is currently dealing with a pandemic of the “unvaccinated” and that the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has taken hold in the country.
Spahn admitted that there is no end in sight to the measures that have been put into place to prevent infection in Germany. DW.com reported that a vast majority of breakthrough cases in Germany are occurring in care homes, despite a high number of vaccinated patients.
FRANCE: Health officials in Paris, for the first time in nearly three months, reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, and hospitalizations have increased by 84 throughout the county, Reuters reported. As of Sunday, there were 6,764 hospitalized in the country.
President Emmanuel Macron is set to address the country on Tuesday to discuss the increase of cases.
“The Epidemic is picking up speed again in Europe, Europe has again become the epicenter of the epidemic,” Gabriel Attal, a French government spokesman, said. Reuters reported that France is registering about 6,2000 new cases each day compared to fewer than 4,2000 in early October. Yet, the case number is still 13 percent lower than the peak.
There have been about 68 infections per 100,000 people in the country over the past seven days. Reuters reported that France has distributed enough vaccines to fully inoculate about 74 percent of the population.
The country of about 67 million has had about 7.1 million COVID-19 cases and 117,900 died from the virus.
The Trends Journal reported on protests that broke out in France over the use of these green passes. Some of these protests resulted in police deploying tear gas and water cannons against protesters. (See “PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN FRANCE OVER HEALTH PASS MANDATE,” 3 Aug 2021.)
GERMANY: Berlin reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week that the country has warned could lead to a large number of deaths and put an increased burden on its health system, according to the BBC.
“If we don’t take countermeasures now, this 4th wave will bring yet more suffering,” Lothar Wieler of Germany’s RKI institute said, according to the outlet. The report pointed out that about 80 percent of those in Spain have been fully inoculated compared to just 66 percent in Germany.
Protests broke out in the city of Leipzig on Saturday resulting in at least 24 arrests. Police said that the individuals who were arrested were from the “right-wing scene” and had been carrying “prohibited objects.”
“Our ultimate goal is that there is no march,” Olaf Hoppe, a police spokesman from the city said. DW reported that last year a similar rally organized by the Querdenken (Lateral Thinking) movement in the city turned violent. Stephan Kramer, the head of the domestic intelligence agency, warned that some residents are becoming increasingly radicalized.
He said new restrictions due to the fourth wave could result in “online bullying, insults, physical attacks and ultra-aggressive behavior all over the country.”
The DW report said that Saxony, the state in eastern Germany, will be the first to implement the “2G” rule mandating that all those who access indoor dining and other events must be fully vaccinated or prove that they have recovered from the virus.
Thelocal.de reported that the city will have the toughest restrictions in the country and only children and those who cannot physically receive the vaccine will be exempt.
Klaus Holetschek, the health minister from Bavaria, said all citizens should sign up for a booster shot—not just the elderly or immunocompromised.
“We need to make it very, very clear what the next steps will be,” he said.
Ulrich Weigeldt, the head of Germany’s general practitioners’ association, told a local paper that those who are unvaccinated continue to pose a risk for the vulnerable and should not be allowed to “have contact” with them.
TREND FORECAST: Several thousand protested in Leipzig this past Saturday against the government’s vaccine mandates. They were met with stiff resistance by the German COVID Cops who broke up the demonstrations.
The head of the domestic intelligence agency in the eastern state of Thuringia, Stephan Kramer, told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland news group that “The fourth wave, the discussion about booster vaccinations and tightening of coronavirus measures such as the extension of proof of vaccination or recovery regulations can lead to a new impetus for the scene.”
“We are experiencing online bullying, insults, physical attacks and ultra-aggressive behavior all over the country,” he said.
Again we note this and other anti-COVID War protests, and harsh police responses, to further illustrate our trend forecast for strong anti-vax, anti-tax, anti-establishment, anti-immigration movements forming across the globe.
AUSTRIA: Vienna announced that it will continue to enforce the vaccine pass program while the country deals with an increase in COVID-19 infections not seen since November 2020, when the country went into full lockdown.
Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, said the increase in cases is more evidence that residents in the country need to start embracing the vaccine. About 63.5 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. The New York Times reported that Vienna approved the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11.
The paper reported that the country is tightening its rules on its health pass, and will now require proof of vaccination at bars and restaurants in order to be seated. Previously, residents were allowed indoors as long as they showed proof that they had the virus and recovered.
TRENDPOST: If the vaccine is being sold (as we reported, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on propaganda campaigns to get people vaccinated) as being safe and protecting those who got the shot from getting the virus, why should those who do not want the shot be forced to get it, since if they get it hit with the virus, they have been told it won’t transmit to those who have been vaccinated?
Same with masks: If those wearing masks are safe from contracting the virus, why should those who do not want to wear one be forced to do so?
Because when fighting wars, be it the COVID War or the War on Terror, the politicians take full control, and constitutional freedoms and Bill of Rights are abrogated.
It is remarkable how little we know about these vaccines that have been circulating for about a year. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine dropped dramatically in effectiveness over six months, from about 86 percent to 13 percent. Researchers blamed the emergence of the Delta variant. The variant was also blamed for a drop in effectiveness in the Moderna and Pfizer jabs. (See “DELTA VARIANT= GLOBAL HYSTERIA.”)
TREND FORECAST: As we predicted in “Will Delta Variant Cut Growth Forecasts?” (24 Aug 2021), the Delta fear will have people going out less, and the growing resistance to continue fighting the COVID War among a sizable sector will dampen economic growth.
Delta also has inspired politicians to impose new mandates and lockdowns, a trend we foresaw in “Delta Variant Surges in U.S.” (27 Jul 2021).
These factors will damage the holiday spending spree, which most brick-and-mortar retailers depend on to turn a profit for the year. More failures of stores and malls will be only one consequence of a slow holiday shopping season.
Demand for goods that are not there, due to materials shortages and transit snafus, will spur price hikes even more. Job growth will slow as more businesses lack the additional means to hire. New business formation will be retarded.
What other variants lie beyond Delta that will continue to jolt the world economy? Wait until the winter sets and see how politicians and Presstitutes start selling more COVID Fear and Hysteria.