Bolette Soborg, of the Danish health Authority
Denmark, which in February lifted all curbs related to the coronavirus pandemic, said today it was suspending its widespread Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Noting that the epidemic was under control and that vaccination levels were high, the Danish Health Authority said the country was in a “good position”.
“Therefore, we are winding down the mass vaccination programme against Covid-19,” said Bolette Soborg, director of the authority’s department of infectious diseases.
Around 81% of Denmark’s 5.8 million inhabitants have received two doses of the vaccine and 61.6% have also received a booster.
While invitations for vaccinations would no longer be issued after May 15, health officials anticipate that vaccinations would resume after the summer.
“We plan to reopen the vaccination programme in the autumn. This will be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when to vaccinate and with which vaccines,” Soberg said.
Denmark suspends Covid vaccination campaign (i24)
A very pleasing, if unseasonal time-lapse by photographer Casper Rolsted featuring Springtime from the deciduous forests of Skjoldungernes Land National Park to the mist-covered inlets of Ise Fjord, and across the ice-age regions of West Zealand.
More of his work, including three more instalments of Scandinavian seasons here.
Denmark is the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots from its vaccination programme over a potential link to a ‘rare but serious’ form of blood clot. It comes after the country stopped using AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) vaccine altogether citing similar concerns.
The country’s health authority said in a statement it had found that “the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect in those who receive the vaccine”.
Denmark ditches J&J COVID-19 shots from vaccination programme (Reuters)
The first Irish JYSK store in Naas, County Kildare
Danish interiors giant JYSK announce 7 new stores to open in Ireland in the first half of 2020.
The retailer is set to open 40 JYSK stores in Ireland over the next three to five years.
The next two stores will open in Waterford on Thursday, 27th February, and Limerick on Thursday, 26th March.
Following this, JYSK has its sights set on opening stores in Sligo, Carlow and Dublin, plus two stores in Cork city, during summer 2020. JYSK will create more than 70 full-time jobs with the opening of these new stores…
Pic: Andres Poveda
Behold: the Holmsland Dune House, designed by Studio Viktor Sørless: perched on an isolated stretch of the Danish coast: an elevated, formed concrete cruciform, each wing of which points in one of the four cardinal directions.
Inspired by the 2010 Roman Polanski film ‘The Ghost Writer’, the combined effect of the changing light and the building’s extensive glazing is designed to create cinematic panoramas of the windswept coast as requested by the owner, an “absolute cineaste”.
Naas, County Kildare.
The opening of first JYSK store in Ireland selling Danish-made mattresses, furniture and interior décor.
JYSK founder Lars Larsen (pic 3), opened this the first of 15 JYSK homewares stores set to open across Ireland over the next two years, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Fair play, i retfærdighed.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
John Harrington writes:
“From [homeless charity] Focus Ireland…In comparison to ‘our peers’…”
Yesterday: Tony Groves: Abnormal Normality
getting ripped off enjoying the craic in Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ahead of tonight’s World Cup football qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Visitors Danny Raahauge with Erik Möller (right) begin an expensive round at the Oliver St John Giogarty ahead of Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark tomorrow night at the Aviva.
Never forget Wood Quay.