Close to a fifth suffer from long-term effects of COVID in Denmark

Hand sanitizer sales drop pre-pandemic levels
Nevertheless, life is more or less normalized for the rest of the population, who are rarely reminded of the pandemic within the Danish borders. The masks and elbow greetings have disappeared, handshakes and hugs are back, and hand sanitizer is no longer sold in the shops.

According to both Coop and Sailing Group, sales of hand sanitizers have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels, even though many people vowed to change their hygiene habits forever in light of corona.

“It emphasizes that we forget quickly. It shows how much it takes for us to change our habits. Two years of hand sanitizer was not enough, says Professor Michael Bang Petersen, head of the HOPE project, which studied the behavior of Danes during the pandemic. DR.

Although the virus seems far away, more than 100 Danes test positive every day, and more than 8,000 Danish citizens have died due to the pandemic.

Protective equipment up in smoke
The drop in demand for protective equipment has certainly hit the government hard. Around 89 million units it bought in 2020 for several billion kroner must be scrapped because they have become too old. A total of 9,000 pallets are destroyed, of which 3,500 pallets are alcohol.

“It is unbearable that so many good goods go up in smoke. During the pandemic, we traded in bulk – too much,” said Peter Westermann, SF councillor, TV2 Cosmopol.

It was thought that it was better to destroy the pallets, because they cost between 6,000 and 10,000 kroner each day in insurance – an annual expense of 4 million kroner. Destroying the 6,988 pallets will cost between DKK 5.6 and 7.7 million.

Source: The Nordic Page

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