January 28, 2023

E.U. braces for tough winter as citizens protest COVID restrictions

Trent Murray:

Sunday was not a day of rest in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Riot police ringed the headquarters of the European Union and used water cannons on protesters, and for a third night straight, violence last night in the Netherlands, a week into a new modified lockdown, amid restrictions on COVID passports to only the vaccinated.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte bluntly denounced the rioters as — quote — “idiots,” all this, as many in Europe try to make this new abnormal livable. It looks like business as usual at the Lur Cha Blanc Restaurant in Central Paris, with lunch service well under way.

Like many venues across the French capital, the restaurant is seeing a return of regulars after a tumultuous year of taxing lockdowns and forced closures. But between serving diners and polishing silverware, manager Jeremy Tranh’s shift comes with a new set of responsibilities, making sure the business doesn’t breach COVID-19 control measures.

That includes using government software to confirm diners are safe to be seated.

in Health
Related Posts

5 Stories: Iron Man-like jetpacks, Russian rugball and other stories you missed

June 26, 2021

June 26, 2021

PBS NewsHour’s “5 STORIES” serves up the most interesting stories from around the world that you may have missed. On...

WATCH LIVE: Collins, Fauci testify on 2022 NIH budget request

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

U.S. health officials including Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of...

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot...

U.S. to distribute vaccines based on requests as Biden administration looks to beef up international response

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

The Biden administration announced Tuesday the federal government will only distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses based on states’ requests going forward,...

NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review concussion claims of Black players

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started...

More telehealth therapy means fewer skipped sessions

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced behavioral health providers to stop seeing patients in person and instead hold therapy sessions remotely,...

WATCH: Kamala Harris delivers remarks on COVID vaccination effort

June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Friday to tour a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Ebenezer Baptist Church,...

COVID-19, climate change, China: Biden reaffirms America’s global role at the G7

June 12, 2021

June 12, 2021

Yamiche Alcindor: This was absolutely different in tone. President Biden, for his first foreign trip as commander in chief, really...

IMF projects US economy to grow 7% due to robust vaccinations, but warns of inflation

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Kristalina Georgieva: It is very important for everyone everywhere. Why? Because what we are facing in the world is a...

Over 100 deaths may be tied to historic Northwest heat wave

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest became more apparent as...

Analysis: Monitoring disease ‘hot spots’ could prevent the next pandemic

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief....

White House press secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19

October 31, 2021

October 31, 2021

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19. She said she was last in...

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine...

Hundreds of bodies found buried along Indian riverbanks

May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021

PRAYAGRAJ, India — Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in...

House GOP leaders condemn Greene over comments equating mask mandates to Holocaust

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders forcefully condemned GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday, calling her comments comparing COVID-19...