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Are there statistics on how many people support or oppose vaccine mandates in the US by vaccination status?

Is there a fairly recent study showing how many people in the US support or oppose vaccine mandates broken down by vaccination status (how many vaccinated or unvaccinated people support or oppose ...
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Has Olaf Scholz made any comments about the proposed Covid-19 vaccines TRIPS waiver?

There have been calls for him to personally take a stance on the matter of the proposed TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines patents. The calls were in fact addressed to a few other potential future ...
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How did Mexican politicians justify keeping the border open without even requiring a COVID test?

Looking at the map of travel restrictions by country, one can see that Mexico and Colombia are truly unique: They're currently the only nations not requiring a COVID test prior to arrival and not ...
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Why are Scandinavian countries promoting wearing masks so little compared to the rest of Europe?

Living in a Scandinavian country, I have been surprised to see how little people wear masks, both in public transports (no more than 10% wear one there), supermarkets and offices. I know that the ...
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With Covid-19, what governments/societies pose the lowest restrictions for their people?

With Sweden being the obvious first choice, I wonder what other (specifically developed countries) governments/societies choose not to react to the virus in the "usual" extent (i.e. lock-...
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How has the support for integration within the EU changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I'm interested in any surveys studying the popular support for EU and EU integration done in the EU memberstates within the period of the coronavirus. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the EU's ...
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How many people received stimulus (in the full amount) under the CARES act?

Looking at rules for he proposed new $600 stimulus checks passed by Congress (that Trump said is insufficient though), I see a lot of inclusion and exclusion criteria, e.g. Many students, for ...
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Are there any estimates how may US citizens (or residents) have traveled to the EU after the Covid-19 "travel ban" was imposed?

Politico reported in August that numerous loopholes apparently existed in the EU's (Covid-19) travel "ban" that supposedly kept out US citizens/residents. Among these loopholes were (fake) ...
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Are the 2020 ESM "coronavirus" MoUs substantially the same as the 2012-2013 ESM MoUs?

It's been asserted (more specifically now) in an answer to another question here that the 2012 (actually Jan 2013) ESM MoUs are effectively the same as the 2020 ESM "coronavirus" MoUs. Reasons I'm ...
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What are the implications of the Bank of England directly financing government spending?

HM Treasury has announced this morning (April 9th) that the UK has temporarily extended the Ways and Means facility (the government's overdraft with the BoE) in order to fund the fight against the ...
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Is there any study that tries to quantify the impact of Russian government support for anti vaccination?

Recently, the Russian government threatened to ban YouTube if it does not reinstate two German-language channels backed by the Russian state that were deleted for violating Covid misinformation ...
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Is it still impossible to quarantine asymptomatic people in Portugal?

News from last year was that an appeals court in Lisbon had ruled that it was illegal to quarantine people based solely on a (SARS-CoV-2) PCR test result. (Apparently, their ruling only applied ...
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Can I confirm my identity at the polling station without taking off the mask?

My country has an upcoming elections soon. On the polling station I will need to confirm my identity with photo ID; this implies taking off the mask in a crowded place. I take social-distancing ...
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What percentage of Frenchmen still think [hydroxy]chloroquine is an effective remedy against Covid-19?

News from almost two months ago: A survey released by French polling institute IFOP on 6 April revealed that 59% of the French population believes chloroquine is effective against the new ...
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How does Australia's National Cabinet differ from COAG?

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia formed a National Cabinet on March 13th, consisting of the Prime Minister and the premiers and chief ministers of the Australian states and ...
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What's the Spanish PP position on masks?

The People's Party (PP) made headlines for winning a large share of votes the Madrid local election for their anti-lockdown stance. I've also read that: [The] Spanish parliament has approved a ...
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