Preben Aavitsland, chief physician in the infection control division at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, tweeted on Sunday a graph showing Norway with its lowest level of hospital admissions since the end of last summer and wrote: “That is the pandemic over with.”
He added to newspaper VG: “Here in Norway, the pandemic is so to say over. We can start to prepare ourselves for corona taking very little space in our everyday lives.”
“A fire chief would have said: the forest fire is out, and the danger for people and buildings is over, but there remains a little clearing up here and there, and we need to be vigilant,” he told state broadcaster NRK.
According to National Institute of Public Health chief physician Preben Aavitsland, even with the Delta strain becoming dominant, the number of hospitalisations and deaths will not exceed that of last summer. He ventured that the virus “will not disappear” as such, but will instead become a “minor threat”.
A Michigan man was convicted this week of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend in attempts to kill her unborn baby after she refused to get an abortion.
WNEM News 5 reports a jury convicted Samuel Jenkins, 30, of Flint Township, Michigan of 10 charges including attempted assault of a pregnant individual to induce abortion, knowingly assaulting a pregnant woman, torture and first-degree criminal sexual assault.
In 2018, Jenkins found out that his girlfriend was pregnant and asked her to abort her unborn baby, according to prosecutors. At first, she agreed; but later, she decided that she could not go through with it, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said, according to Mlive.
At 27 weeks of pregnancy, when it became apparent to Jenkins that his girlfriend did not have an abortion, he became abusive and threatened to kill her, Leyton said.
On Aug. 3, 2018, Jenkins punched her multiple times while she tried to shield her stomach from him, and then pulled a gun on her and told her he would shoot her in the stomach, the prosecutor continued.
On Aug. 7, the girlfriend recorded Jenkins beating her and threatening her again, including threatening to kill their unborn baby by breaking the baby’s neck when he/she was born, the report states. Police said she escaped to the hospital and reported the abuse to authorities.
Police said they arrested Jenkins on Aug. 14.
Reports did not mention the baby’s condition.
Abortion and abuse frequently are connected. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that 64 percent of post-abortive women said they felt pressure to have the abortion.
Several studies also have linked domestic violence to abortion. In these cases, some women were forced or pressured by partners into having abortions, while others believed having an abortion would help them escape abuse. A 2011 study in the journal “Obstetrician and Gynaecologist” found that almost 40 percent of the women seeking abortions had a history of physical abuse and relationship issues.
LifeNews also has been keeping track of reports involving allegations of forced and coerced abortions, as well as abuse connected with women who refuse to abort their unborn babies.