Back to reality at last? Covid rules are being dropped in Europe despite high omicron spread

Here's a look at the growing Covid-19 vaccination rates over time.

Health Care İndustry, France

1/29/2022 5:44:00 AM

Here's a look at the growing Covid-19 vaccination rates over time.

From the reopening of bars and restaurants to the dropping of legal requirements for masks, many of Europe's biggest economies are now relaxing Covid rules.

Key PointsFrom the reopening of bars and restaurants to the dropping of legal requirements for masks, many of Europe's biggest economies are now relaxing Covid rules and restrictions.Governments in the region are desperate to salvage their economies that have been hit hard by further restrictions.

Relaxations of restrictions are coming in spite of high levels of Covid infections across Europe.People at a bar along the Rembrandtplein as cafes and restaurants reopened following the relaxation of the Covid-19 measures, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 2022.

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Brazil has vaccinated 180 million people. That is 70% of the population with 2 doses . Why is it not in the graph? I got covid about 2 years ago, just about 3 weeks ago i was in close contact with a friend who was vaccinated twice for covid and got sick and came out positive to covid. I was sick too but she was sick like baddd and i was alright even without none vaccinations. Explain 👀

Cc sangriaman Now do it with an infection rate on a side by side So Portugal is the highest vaxxed and they are currently having the equivalent of 1600 people dying a day compared to the US 🥇 POTUS JoeBiden ✅ FREE: 🇺🇸 1st COVID19 Vaccine Shot 🇺🇸 2nd COVID19 Vaccine Shot 🇺🇸 COVID19 Vaccine Booster Shot 🇺🇸 Influenza / Flu Vaccine Shot ✅ FREE: 🇺🇸 N95 Masks 😷 ✅ FREE: 🇺🇸 At-Home COVID19 Tests 🖥️ WHCOVIDResponse CDCgov US_FDA

There's no such thing as 'fully' vs. 'partially' at the moment.

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Scientists want Britain to back COVID patent waiversScientists on Friday called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support the waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments in the wake of the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. This is more about having an anti capitalist agenda than it is about actually getting vaccines to those who need them.

Europeans Fleeing COVID Rules, Chemtrails Are Flocking HereThe recruitment tab of the official Green Paradise commune websites asks such questions as: 'Are you tired of paying taxes, tax audits and tax office terror? Do you long for real freedom? Do you want to finally get out of the 'Matrix'?'

COVID-19 live updates: SF to change indoor mask rulesBREAKING: Starting on Feb. 1, SF is loosening indoor mask rules for office workers, gym members, and other 'stable cohort' environments for people who are vaccinated and have had booster shots. Too soon. Omicron is still very much among us. And even the fully vaccinated are getting it. Why not let this pass and loosen restrictions March 1-15 when our hospitals have had a chance to catch their breath. deaths are on the rise and one report that says things are starting to slow down sf is quick to rip off the masks, this is how things surge !! why not wait it out a lil bit covid-related means nothing

Covid in Wales: Nightclubs to reopen as Omicron rules scrappedSocial distancing measures lifted and rule of six in pubs dropped as restrictions ease in Wales. a half full pub at busier times is still problematic, mainly a bar queue, toilets etc. Supermarkets will still have people encroaching at 1 metre

Covid: Greater Anglia adds services as Plan B rules relaxGreater Anglia is increasing services into London from a number of stations in the region. A 'piece' by Schraer is an abomination. It's a hit piece on Dr. John Campbell, a man who has been informing more than 2-million followers with solid information since the beginning of the Pandemic. He accurately commented on ONS statistics. Period. Schraer needs to be fired.

WATCH LIVE Key Points From the reopening of bars and restaurants to the dropping of legal requirements for masks, many of Europe's biggest economies are now relaxing Covid rules and restrictions. Governments in the region are desperate to salvage their economies that have been hit hard by further restrictions. Relaxations of restrictions are coming in spite of high levels of Covid infections across Europe. People at a bar along the Rembrandtplein as cafes and restaurants reopened following the relaxation of the Covid-19 measures, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 2022. RAMON VAN FLYMEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — From the reopening of bars and restaurants to the dropping of legal requirements for masks, many of Europe's biggest economies are now relaxing Covid-19 rules and restrictions in a bid to salvage their economies. This is in spite of high levels of infections across Europe, largely caused by the spread of the omicron variant. But many governments are now impatient to reopen their societies, particularly as it has become clearer that the new variant causes fewer hospitalizations than previous strains, and as booster Covid vaccine shots continue to be rolled out. Many citizens in continental Europe have become increasingly frustrated and angry at restrictions, especially when seeing other countries like the U.K. faring relatively well after it opted against tighter restrictions amid the omicron wave. On Thursday, England put an end to the legal requirement for face coverings and Covid passes to access certain venues as the government relaxed its so-called "Plan B" measures that were enacted before Christmas. VIDEO 2:31 02:31 W.H.O. official says the next Covid variant may be more contagious, but can't say whether it will be more deadly News Videos In the Netherlands — which had some of the toughest rules in Europe, with the country going into a partial lockdown before the holiday period — bars, restaurants and museums were allowed to reopen on Wednesday, although they must close by 10 p.m. Social-distancing rules remain, people are still advised to work from home and there is a limit to the number of guests people can receive at home. Announcing the relaxation of measures, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a televised address on Tuesday that "we really are taking a risk today, and we have to be clear about that." Denmark has also announced plans to scrap all Covid measures by Feb. 1, with the Danish government issuing a statement Wednesday that it has "decided that Covid-19 should no longer be categorized as a socially critical disease after 31 January 2022," although there will still be some rules, such as mask-wearing in elderly care home settings. While Covid cases have peaked and are falling in the U.K., cases in France and Germany are still near records. On Wednesday, France reported just over 428,000 new Covid cases over the previous 24-hour period. Germany