Unvaccinated DON’T get to live the lives the rest of us do, blasts CAROLE MALONE – Express

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There’s no traffic congestion and even though its teeming with cyclists they’re not rude, aggressive and they don’t hate motorists.

But the most striking thing is the way the Danes are handling Covid. Yes, people were wearing masks in shops. But  everywhere else we went – restaurants , cafes, bars,  museums  – you just had to show your Covid pass – and you were in. If you didn’t have it – you weren’t. Which is how it should be. Because while anti vaaxers are entitled to refuse the vaccine that has to come with consequences. i.e. they don’t get the freedoms the vaccinated do. 
But in Denmark the majority of people have been vaccinated ( 87% of them) and so everything runs smoothly and there’s zero sense of confusion about the rules. But most importantly there’s no aggression around them. People want to get on  with their daily lives and they’ve accepted that vaccination and a Covid passport is the way they do it.   
As of this weekend, rising infection, means people will now have to wear masks in restaurants until they sit down which is no biggie. And there can be no more than 50 people standing at a concert. Again no biggie.   
Since the start of the pandemic Denmark has been one of THE most vaccinated countries. Because of that it was the  first country to suspend all Covid rules in Sept and the Government said it would only bring restrictions back if needed, which is what’s happened this week. But unlike ours, their new curbs are minimal and make sense. They’re not confusing or contradictory (like ours) and so there’s little anger or dissent. 
People there get that if you want the country to stay open  you’ve got to be vaccinated. And because the majority have, only minimum restrictions are necessary.
Denmark has done what Britain should have – it’s learned to live with the virus. And it’s Government doesn’t throw a hissy fit every time a new variant emerges  because it gets that you can’t keep locking down  a recovering economy every time the virus mutates. The UK’s  latest lot of nonsensical curbs is going to cost £4B a month and will shatter our fragile recovery. 
So that’s more jobs lost,  the hospitality  sector  thrown to the wolves – again, more cancelled operations, more businesses ruined. And these curbs are all because of Omicron  – a mutation that hasn’t killed a single person in 38 countries. All the data says symptoms are mild  and three  doses of the vaccine provides substantial protection. More importantly it’s not translating to hospitalisations. 
But still SAGE screams Armageddon so now 6m people here are being told to work from home but they can still go to the pub and Christmas parties. How the hell does that make sense? 
The government keeps telling us we have to protect the NHS because it might collapse. Why should it collapse? It’s had billions thrown at it this year yet we’re told  it still hasn’t increased capacity since March. Why not? Because what’s happening is every time  anything happens that might put a strain on the health service –  we have more nonsensical curbs imposed on our lives. How about reforming the NHS rather than imprisoning Brits? 
As for the 5m adults still refusing the jab – they’re the reason we’re all at risk of restrictions. It’s these people who’ll put a strain on the NHS if they catch covid not the vaccinated who are unlikely to be hospitalised. This country remains vulnerable  because of THEIR  human rights. See how much good  their human rights are when they’re strapped to a ventilator gasping for breath. 
I’m obviously not talking about those who, for medical reasons, cant be vaccinated. I’m talking about those refusing on principle. Well, let them have their principles which are putting us more at risk than we need to be. But  the consequence has to be  they don’t get to live the lives the rest of us do!
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