Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Crown Prince Frederik has been forced to cancel plans to attend the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short roundup of the news in less than five minutes.

Danish study finds fewer than expected allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines 

A study conducted in Denmark has found far fewer allergic reactions than expected to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations against Covid-19, broadcaster DR reports this morning.

In the study, researchers in Southern Denmark looked at 199,377 people in the region who had received their first dose of one of the two vaccines. A total of 61 people in the study were admitted to hospital due to an allergic reaction following vaccination.

Of these, a total of three people were unable to receive their second dose of the same vaccine as a result of the allergic response.

Local politicians speak out over social media abuse

Politicians in local councils and municipalities have largely confirmed that they are subject to extensive abuse on social media in response to a survey conducted by DR.

Around 60 percent of 634 local councillors who are active on social media told the broadcaster they had been harassed online.

“It could be your hair colour, gender, breasts, body type, it could be the party you are a member of, because you have a different opinion… that means you are a ‘Liberal whore’,” local politician Charlotte Drue Aagaard of the Liberal (Venstre) party told DR.

Striking nurses take part in demonstration

With thousands of nurses currently on strike across the country after a new collective bargaining agreement was rejected earlier in the year, a demonstration is planned today at which they aim to underline their calls for fairer pay.

The left-wing Red Green Alliance party has called for a break in parliament’s summer holiday in order to find an agreement between the nurses’ union, DSR, and the regional and municipal authorities which pay their salaries.


Crown Prince Frederik cancels Tokyo Olympics trip

Crown Prince Frederik, the heir to the Danish throne, has cancelled his planned trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

The Crown Prince, who last month stepped down as an active member of the International Olympic Committee, was scheduled to take part in the games’ opening ceremony on Friday.

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