Germany Bans the Unvaccinated from Restaurants, Shops, and Public Venues

Germany bans the non-vaccinated from large parts of its public life, and U.S. policymakers are introducing new restrictions to address rising COVID-19 rates and the omicron variant. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday that all Germans not vaccinated against COVID-19 or who are recovering from it will be denied entry to any business except the most important.

According to reports, they will not be permitted into shops, restaurants or museums and movie theatres. Deutsche Welle. The number of unvaccinated persons in a household will be restricted to one. In areas with high cases, music and nightclubs will have to be closed.

Scholz will assume the role of chancellor at next week’s news conference. We wouldn’t discuss this now if we had a lower vaccination rate.

Comparatively, only 69 percent are fully immunized in Germany to the 59 percent who live in the U.S.

In Germany, both the federal and state legislatures are likely to vote in the next few days on restrictions. They are also expected to vote on mandating vaccinations for next year.

Austria’s government has instituted a lockdown across the country to stop a rise in COVID-19-related cases. These limitations were originally intended to be in effect for 10 days. However, they were extended to a total of 20 days. A mandate for vaccines is being developed across the country.

In response to new restrictions on pandemics, protests broke out across Europe. The New York Times Reports indicate that German protests were relatively insignificant, with only a handful of thousand participants. Reports state that as a protest to Austria’s impending lockdown and vaccine mandate, tens of thousands marched through Vienna. Politico. Arrests against the country’s vaccination passport system erupted in the Netherlands earlier this month.

The U.S. is a bit more peaceful. However, there are some indications that the Biden administration might have more strict measures in the future. They already placed travel restrictions on international visitors to the U.S. and required testing.

Jen Psaki (White House Press Secretary) said that nothing is off the table at Tuesday’s news conference. She was responding to a question on whether she thought the administration would require travelers to get vaccinated before they can board domestic flights.

President Joe Biden will also announce tighter travel restrictions today. This includes a requirement that all travelers to the U.S. must be immunized and tested for COVID-19 before they arrive. A nationwide campaign will be launched to encourage booster shots and an updated policy that requires health insurance companies to pay 100 percent for COVID-19 testing.

In some of the nation’s most hypochondriac areas, masks will also be here to stay. The state of Oregon is currently in talks to establish an indoor mask law.

San Francisco officials say that masking requirements are not going away anytime soon.


A federal judge has blocked the implementation of a Texas law to restrict censorship for social media sites. It Houston Chronicle Here are the details

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Austin blocked Texas’s social media censorship legislation. This law prohibits social media giants like Facebook or Twitter from blocking users “based upon their political views.” The law, known as House Bill 20, was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 9 and set to take effect Thursday.

However, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman wrote in his ruling that the measure interferes with platforms’ First Amendment right to moderate content disseminated on their platforms. Pitman stated that content moderation is “the tool that social media platforms use in order to make their platforms safer, more useful and more enjoyable.”

Pitman said that Pitman and the U.S. Supreme Court have ruled repeatedly that private entities can exercise editorial judgement and select what they wish to publish. They “cannot be compelled” to publish any other content.

It shouldn’t be surprising that the ruling was made. There are reasonsJacob Sullum, a member of the senate described September’s law as “blatantly inconstitutional.”


Yesterday’s short-term budget resolution passed Congress, which prevented a shutdown of the government. Both the Senate and House voted Thursday night to finance the federal government until February 18. The Washington Post.

The vote came after a tense week of negotiations during which some Republican senators had proposed letting the current spending authorization expire—thus shutting down the government—unless the new budget resolution excluded any funding for Biden’s vaccine mandate.

Ultimately, senators were allowed to vote on an amendment to defund those mandates—which cover members of the military and private sector workers at companies with over 100 employees—which failed 48–50.

Budget resolution 2017 includes funding of $7 billion to rehabilitate Afghan refugees.


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