Good morning and welcome to another day in a Denmark that remains closed for at least three more weeks, and where the urgent appeal from the government is that we cancel everything that can be canceled and see as few as possible. A cohesive health minister Magnus Heunicke (S) called it on Wednesday night “a race against time”.
First a look at today’s updated coronatal:
Confirmed infected in Denmark: 185,159 (1,358 new infected Wednesday)
Number of inpatients: 859 (- 58)
Number admitted to intensive care: 137 (90 i respirator)
Number of confirmed deaths in Denmark: 1.660
Number of confirmed infections worldwide: 92.317.137
Number of deaths worldwide: 1.977.912
Is Støjberg going to appear before the Supreme Court?
Today, the past can catch up with former deputy chairman of the Liberal Party Inger Støjberg. It is expected that the Liberal Party, the Conservatives and the Social Democrats during the morning will decide whether they are in favor of a lawsuit against the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration.
Although the case is about law, it is the fuel for the internal division over the immigration policy in the Liberal Party, which Berlingske was able to report the other day. Non-attached member Lars Løkke Rasmussen also announced on Wednesday evening that he does not support a national court case against his former minister. Berlingske can tell that a DFer, who four years ago called the case “a political turkey hunt”, is among the politically appointed judges in the case.
The Left meets at 8.30-10. The Conservatives meet at 9-10. It is still unknown when the Social Democrats will meet, Ritzau informs.
Health authorities tried to obtain vaccines outside the EU
can report that the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and the Danish Medicines Agency have tried to make a special Danish agreement on several vaccines from the manufacturer Pfizer. Henrik Ullum from SSI confirms that on New Year’s Eve they negotiated with Pfizer to get more vaccines faster than we are entitled to through EU joint procurement. Pfizer did not return and has no comment, just as it is unclear whether the authorities had the green light from the government.
Here it may be appropriate to look at the recent development of coronary heart disease.
Researchers withhold important information
Politics can tell that researchers from the Statens Serum Institut and Rigshospitalet withhold important information about whether quick tests are more accurate than thought. This happens because the researchers will be published in a scientific journal before publishing their results, even though the research team itself estimates that their study could lead to better containment, more control and loss of fewer human lives. It faces criticism from politicians and other experts.
Here are the benefits of 30 years of grace
The day also offers other more down-to-earth stories, such as the pros and cons of loans with a 30-year grace period, which all four major mortgage lenders are getting ready with. This applies to both loans with a fixed or variable interest rate. The loans can be particularly attractive to people of old age who already have massive equity in their home and live in an area of structural progress, so the risk of the home losing value is less. You can read more about this in Berlingske.
Mink mutation is gone
Berlingske can also tell that while the whole world is talking about the British mutation of coronavirus, the mutation that helped to kill the entire mink industry has virtually disappeared. “In fact, it is gone,” says Professor Mads Albertsen, who is responsible for gene sequencing on virus samples. It pleases virologist, while the Danish People’s Party thinks it was an overreaction to talk about the new Wuhan.
It’s happening today
Today, another vaccine is being used in Denmark. At 12.00, a patient who is affiliated with the Oncology Department at Vejle Hospital will be the first Dane to be vaccinated against corona with the vaccine from Moderna.
Minister of Trade and Industry Simon Kollerup (S) and Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Rasmus Prehn (S) must explain in consultation how it goes with the payment of advance amounts and other outstanding expenses to the mink breeders, and how it goes with the government’s pace of payments of tempo bonuses to the mink breeders.
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