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Pandemic dynamics: How to prevent the next lockdown | COVID-19 Special

DW, 06 Dec 2021
Omicron suddenly changed everything. The coronavirus variant shifted the focus to boosters, restricted travel and more home testing. Few governments are eager to return to the blanket lockdowns that robbed so many people of their livelihoods. So what's the answer?
Measures are becoming more targeted. In Germany, non-essential shops and recreational venues are off bounds for the unvaccinated. Pandemic dynamics mean whatever the measures, it's the timing that counts.
It's a balancing act – the right measures to protect our lives and our livelihoods. Even the countries we thought were handling this pandemic so well are struggling to get the balance right.


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