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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...covid-lockdown
    Denmark (23%[vaccinated]) reopenedbars, restaurants, cafes, museums, libraries and football stadiums last week, but people must have a coronapas ? digital certificate ? to enter.
    ...
    France (24%)will start easing restrictions on Monday when domestic travel restrictions will be lifted and high school pupils resume classes after a three-week closure.
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    Germany (26%) hopes that with week-on-week infections falling 12% and vaccinations picking up speed, the country?s week-old ?emergency brake? measures ? ..... ? may be lifted sooner than expected. Germany vaccinated more than 1 million people on Thursday.
    Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and Portugal all have vaccination rates between 22 & 24% and are also reopening slowly.

    https://balkaninsight.com/2021/04/16...erent-reasons/
    In the Czech and Slovak Republics it is the Russian-made vaccine causing the problems; in Hungary the Chinese vaccine is giving the government a headache; and in Poland the Catholic Church has the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in its sights.
    https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/art...-19-travel-map

    Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and San Mario will all be upgraded in the Czech Covid-19 travel map, valid from Monday, moving to high risk (red) from very high risk (dark red), the Czech Health Ministry reported on Friday.

    Additionally, Norway and the Azores will move from red to medium-risk orange.
    ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    And Russia is closing for 15 days, but we still do not know which are the healthy hospitals on the one hand and on the other hand if vaccinations are or not not the real cause ?

    It sent two french ministers to the hospital, right?

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      https://www.reuters.com/business/hea...hs-2021-05-01/

      Russia reported 9,270 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 3,208 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 4,814,558.

      The government coronavirus task force said 392 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 110,520.
      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...om-first-count
      Russia?s death toll from Covid-19 grew to 23,715 in March, up 86% compared with early official reports, as the government says it?s handling the pandemic as well or better than most countries.
      https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/...-double-a73777
      Moscow?s chief infectious disease specialist hit out Thursday at the city?s slow vaccination drive and residents not wearing masks in crowded places after coronavirus cases nearly doubled in the Russian capital overnight.

      Doctor Nikolai Malyshev said both factors were behind a 74% increase in single-day infections that Moscow authorities confirmed earlier in the day. The spike was announced 24 hours after the Kremlin denied Bloomberg?s report that Russia is in the midst of a Covid-19 third wave.

      ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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        https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/covi...y-says-2440984

        Over A Quarter Of European Union Adults Would Refuse Covid Shot: Survey

        The results also suggested a strong link between vaccine hesitancy and the use of social media, particularly where social media is the main source of information, according to Eurofound which carried out the survey.
        http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/eur..._139943964.htm

        LONDON, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Another 2,657 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,444,631, according to official figures released Thursday.

        The country also reported another 11 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 127,651. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

        Earlier Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain is "anxious" about the coronavirus variant first detected in India and his government is "ruling nothing out" to tackle its spread in the country.
        https://apnews.com/article/india-eur...7fe2bb2dce7f17
        LONDON (AP) ? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced anxiety Thursday about a rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant first identified in India, after a closely-monitored study of infections in England found it becoming more prevalent ? just ahead of the next big easing of lockdown restrictions.

        ?It is a variant of concern, we are anxious about it,? Johnson said. ?We want to make sure we take all the prudential, cautious steps now that we could take, so there are meetings going on today to consider exactly what we need to do. There is a range of things we could do, we are ruling nothing out
        .?

        https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/...emic-reckoning
        The four Central European countries of the Visegrad Group?Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia?have experienced much higher death rates than the rest of Europe. That is partly due to their politicization of the pandemic response, characterized by an approach that often resorted to populist attempts at crowd-pleasing at the expense of sound public health measures.
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        In Hungary, where the mortality rate stands at nearly twice the rate of the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban?s Fidesz party had long enjoyed a strong lead in opinion polls. Now, a newly united opposition is neck-and-neck with the ruling party.


        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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