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Norway Bans Alcohol From Bars and Restaurants Due to Omicron Variant


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The world continues to go mad as health officials fear the rapid spread of the omicron (moronic) variant.

Although there’s only one reported omicron-related death, countries are competing to impose the most idiotic restrictions on their citizens.

Norway through their hat in the race to impose nonsensical restrictions against the more transmissible, less severe variant.

The Scandinavian country has banned alcohol in bars and restaurants to curb the spread of the omicron variant.

Reuters noted:

Norway will ban the serving of alcohol in bars and restaurants, impose stricter rules in schools and speed up vaccination as part of new efforts to curb the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday.

Someone needs to explain the rationale of this policy to me.

I won’t contract the omicron variant if I’m served water, juice, or a soda.

But if I’m in the mood for a beer or glass of wine, then omicron is going to get me.

Maybe that’s why ‘moronic’ is a more fitting name for the variant.

Norway is currently experiencing a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and officials imposed tougher public health measures.

Zero Hedge explains:

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store also imposed stricter public health measures. Norwegians are encouraged to work at home, and larger gatherings could soon be nixed.

“Infection rates in Norway are increasing sharply, and we have now gained new knowledge about the Omicron variant and how fast it can spread. We are in a more serious situation,” Store said. He said “stricter measures” were necessary “to maintain control of the pandemic.”

“That’s why we need to act fast and we need to act again,” he said, adding, “for many, this will feel like a lockdown, if not of society then of their lives and their livelihoods.”

Norwegian Institute of Public Health said a lack of action to stop the spread “could lead to large negative consequences for society, not just for health services and municipalities.”

Infections and hospitalizations have been rising sharply for well over a month. Last week, Norway recorded 21,457 COVID-19 infections and 33 deaths.

Unsurprisingly, the Norwegian government wants to speed up COVID-19 booster inoculations.

abc.net.au mentioned:

To speed up vaccination with booster doses, the government said the armed forces, as well as pharmacies, would assist in the inoculation campaign.

At the same time, quarantines would apply more widely, the government added.

The rapid increase in COVID-19 infections doesn’t surprise anyone that has paid attention to countries with high COVID-19 inoculation rates.

While Norway made headlines around two months ago for dropping most COVID-19 restrictions, I explained why that likely wouldn’t last long.

Norway has a high COVID-19 inoculation rate, and cases would inevitably spike in the winter.

The Norwegian government predictably tightened restrictions once the winter surge struck the nation.

According to Our World in Data, Norway has fully inoculated 72.2% of its population, and 79.2% have received at least one dose.

19.7% of Norwegians have taken a COVID-19 booster.



 

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