Austria Mandates Vaccines, Locks Down Country In Dramatic Crackdown

Austria Mandates Vaccines, Locks Down Country In Dramatic Crackdown

Market sentiment took a hit Friday from news that Austria will institute a 10-day nationwide lockdown starting Monday. It can be extended up to 20 days. Germany is considering similar measures or, at the least, hasn't ruled them out. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg blamed the unvaccinated. "There are too many among us who haven't shown solidarity," Schallenberg said, following a meeting with provincial officials. Austria will now make vaccination compulsory. The mandate will be imposed from
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7 thoughts on “Austria Mandates Vaccines, Locks Down Country In Dramatic Crackdown

    1. Over the past few days, cases in the US were back up at 100,000 and deaths were between 1,100-1,400.
      Hopefully, we return to the downward trend line we have been on prior to that, but I am doubtful.
      I have gotten my regular flu vaccine (expected by the medical community to be worse than normal this season) and my 3rd covid shot. It just isn’t that hard to protect one’s self. So frustrating.
      The implication of this situation is that any workers waiting on the sidelines for an “all clear” signal, will be waiting awhile longer.

  1. Mohammed El Erian was blasting the Fed about inflation. Right now I suggest he has a bit of egg on his face. And he may turn out to be correct eventually. But it i sure is easy to criticize Powell and the Fed, but given the uncertainties it pays to be humble about what policymakers should be doing.

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