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Highly Vaccinated Iceland & Gibraltar Update: A Valuable Lesson Why Compliance FAILS


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.

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.

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.

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.

Not exactly.

Despite roughly 92% of adults fully vaccinated, Iceland is hitting new record-high COVID-19 cases.

And the booster campaign is already picking up steam in Iceland:

But it hasn’t prevented restrictions from creeping back into society:

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.


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