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The booster jab is not mandatory in the Netherlands; it was not advertised as related to Omicron but was launched when Israeli studies revealed that the vaccine protection was waning after 6 months for all group ages but more dramatically for elderly populations (which NL has).

Total bull.

See timeline of my diaries for past 24 months on this topic. I will not repeat myself. By chance the Dutch and the EU-26 have their own scientists and production facilities for vaccines.

Yes indeed, the Dutch have a very healthy group of elderly who are amongst the top in global longevity. We have excellent universal healthcare and are active in family life and society at an advanced age.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:18:36 PM EST
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Have we lost another member while I was not watching? 😀
by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:35:55 PM EST
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The Dutch and EU26 = 27?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 18th, 2022 at 10:12:08 AM EST
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It is not mandatory, that is all I said. It was finally made available in November, later than Israel and that France of course, but since the vaccination campaign in NL had been one of the latest, it was still 6 month after most ppl were jabbed.
JenJ are obliged to take mRNA up to now, in spite of the Sisonke trial in SA, which used JenJ booster (same product, reinjected again, not a different composition)
/www.gezondheidsraad.nl/over-ons/documenten/adviezen/2021/12/24/inzet-vaccin-van-janssen-als- booster
I agree that the Dutch are healthy. Among the +70 ppl I know, I don't know anyone who caught covid or even who knows anyone who had it here. But in the Bible belt it is another story. Those get exemptions for everything, they had their congregations go on in the same churches were concerts have been forbidden since mid December (and still are). Apparently they might get exemption from vaccination on religious ground as well (I suspect this last point is just a rumour).
by Tom2 on Mon Jan 17th, 2022 at 10:49:28 PM EST
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