Several months ago I brought you this report on Iceland and Gibraltar destroying the COVID-19 vaccine passport narrative.
Fast forward to the present, and I’m using the same two countries to explain another valuable lesson.
The lesson for this post is compliance to authoritarian governments does NOT get your freedoms back.
Iceland & Gibraltar have some of the highest COVID-19 inoculation rates on the planet.
Did their obedience to roll up their sleeve earn their freedom back?
Let’s find out!
Located on the southern coast of Spain, the British overseas territory fully vaccinated 99% of its roughly 34,000 residents by June 1st.
Despite the 99% inoculation compliance, Gibraltar faced rising cases and restrictions during the summer.
Gibraltar is considered fully vaccinated. Everyone applicable has had 1 or 2 jabs of one or another of the available therapeutics. Despite that we are told they have rising infections, new restrictions and ongoing testing.
There's no end. https://t.co/1GRZqriBKK
— Bruce Fenton (@ExogenesisHH) July 25, 2021
Things changed for the winter, right?
Tiny Gibraltar finds themselves in the same predicament.
After being declared “the most vaccinated country in the world,” Gibraltar faces another wave of infections.
And all festivities planned for the holidays are canceled due to the latest outbreak.
Ummm… Gibraltar, recently declared the "most vaccinated country in the world" with a vaccination rate of almost 100%, is canceling all the festivities planned for the end of the year due to the increase in COVID cases.
WTH? huh? https://t.co/9qvbiaWKLb
— Gordon Stewart (@GordBDTRed) November 16, 2021
Gibraltar 🇬🇮 is the most vaccinated place on Earth (100% of population fully vaccinated)
Current status 👇 pic.twitter.com/YGqB1eovIN
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 16, 2021
Gibraltar ha confirmado que suspende las fiestas oficiales de Navidad ante el exponencial aumento de contagios.
99% de vacunados. Ahí tienen la "normalidad" que le prometieron al vacunarse. ¡Qué disfruten lo pinchado! 🤡 pic.twitter.com/fS3AqgT7QW
— El Abogado Del Diablo 🇪🇸 (@Devils_Iawyer) November 13, 2021
Gibraltar now has one of the highest case rates in the world, with ~100% of people there fully vaccinated
I wonder if the like, one unvaccinated guy in the whole country is sitting there going “how can this possibly be a pandemic of just me?!” pic.twitter.com/WNfLYRJ5Ka
— IM (@ianmSC) November 16, 2021
100% fully vaccinated and still locked down for Christmas.
Have we finally learned our lesson Gibraltar?
The ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ has a population of around 369,000 individuals.
Like Gibraltar, the Nordic island nation obediently took their COVID-19 injections.
By summer, roughly 90% of Iceland’s adult population had rolled up their sleeve.
While Iceland residents saw a brief glimpse of freedom, skyrocketing cases brought restrictions back with a vengeance.
Social distanciation and masks are back in one the most vaccinated nations of the world: Iceland.
Yesterday, 82% of the new cases were fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/COLjypoeLX
— Covid19Crusher (@Covid19Crusher) July 25, 2021
Iceland’s government reinstituted masks, social distancing, and lockdowns in response to the spike in cases.
But that was temporary, right?
The COVID-19 jabs must surely be working now.
Despite roughly 92% of adults fully vaccinated, Iceland is hitting new record-high COVID-19 cases.
Cases in Iceland continue to skyrocket, even with ~92% of adults fully vaccinated
In fact, cases are up 4,600% since Fauci said getting 50% vaccinated would prevent future surges
Not one person has asked him why he was wrong or how anyone can possibly justify vaccine passports pic.twitter.com/OEEKeEPH3Y
— IM (@ianmSC) November 15, 2021
Like Singapore, Iceland was finding Covid-19 easier to contain before its adult population was nearly fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/AQ6vpI4t6r
— Covid19Crusher (@Covid19Crusher) November 11, 2021
‘’Safe & Effective’’ – the greatest lie ever told.
Iceland with one of the highest injection rates in the world is currently experiencing a huge surge in new COVID cases.
I wonder if the ABC will report this ? pic.twitter.com/2M2KEWoreI
— jussy 🌸 pureblood (@PTruthspeaker) November 13, 2021
And the booster campaign is already picking up steam in Iceland:
This time last year Iceland had vaccinated 0%
89% Double vaccinated aged 12+
21% Third / Booster doses
Cases higher than they have every been. But boosters will save our Christmas apparently.
Two words spring to mind
— datatosee.com (@dontbetyet) November 15, 2021
But it hasn’t prevented restrictions from creeping back into society:
Iceland is the 3rd most vaccinated nation in Europe and the 5th most boosted nation on Earth.
Despite this, cases are now at record levels and restrictions are being tightened once again.
— PLC (@Humble_Analysis) November 15, 2021
"Unfortunately, COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in Iceland. Today, stricter restrictions on gatherings were introduced by the public health authorities, meaning that max 50 may now come together in one zone from next midnight," said @jonatlib today.https://t.co/mejetAE2No pic.twitter.com/wnjbat6Lc7
— University of Iceland (@uni_iceland) November 12, 2021
From Iceland Review:
After receiving suggestions from Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir has decided to significantly tighten infection prevention restrictions to contain the fast spread of COVID-19. The regulations go into effect at midnight tonight. Gatherings will generally be limited to 50 people, but events requiring rapid tests can have 500 people per compartment. Restaurants and bars will be allowed to remain open until 10 pm, and swimming pools, ski resorts, and gyms will operate at a 75% capacity. The regulations will remain in effect until Dec 8.
The Ministry of Health cites a sharp rise in domestic infections, with an increasing strain on the healthcare system and contact tracing teams as the main reason for the tightened restrictions. “Due to the situation, the National Hospital’s services have been interrupted, and they’re facing a staff shortage,” the Chief Epidemiologist’s memorandum to the Minister of Health stated. “The same goes for other healthcare institutions.” The Chief Epidemiologist has stated that tight infection prevention restrictions are necessary while working on reaching widespread communal immunity with the booster shot program that’s already underway. Approximately 160,000 people will be called in for their third vaccine shot by the end of the year.