Denmark lift Covid restrictions despite BA.2 variant

… despite a rise in cases caused by a sub-variant of Omicron

… As of Tuesday … limits on indoor gatherings are lifted

… the use of facemasks and Covid passes will no longer be mandatory

… Covid should no “longer be considered critical”

… SARS-Cov-2 will continue circulating during the summer period

… in winter, we will start to see case counts going up again

… On December 21, Denmark reported 12,487 cases

… a peak of 41,083 new daily cases on January 29

… “Omicron BA.2 [ Omicron 2 ] is … more transmissible than BA.1 [ Omicron ], and that it also possesses immune-evasive properties that further reduce the protective effect of vaccination against infection.”