Anti-vaccine activists are set to rally Sunday in Washington at the Lincoln Memorial.The anti-vaccine argument has taken hold among various American groups, including politicians, school officials, professional athletes and health care workers. Public health officials say about 20% of U.S. adults are unvaccinated.
COVID vaccine passport protests were held in several European capitals Saturday.
Thousands of people turned out in Stockholm to demonstrate against the vaccine passes needed to go to indoor sites where there are 50 or more people.
Protesters took to the streets of Paris to demonstrate against the new COVID pass set to go into effect Monday that will curtail the activities of the unvaccinated, restricting their ability to travel and go to entertainment sites, including bars, movie theaters and sports events.
Demonstrators in Helsinki protested the vaccination passes that can be required to enter restaurants and other events. The protesters in Finland's capital also demonstrated against the Finnish government's move giving local and regional authorities the ability to enact wide-ranging measures to combat the omicron variant, according to The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. state of Virginia, a woman has been charged with a misdemeanor after threatening to bring guns to her children's school because of a school board's continued school mask mandate.
Amelia King said Thursday at a school board meeting, "My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on, all right? . . . That's not happening, and I will bring every single gun loaded and ready . . .I'll see you all on Monday." School officials alerted authorities about King's comments.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Sunday that it was recorded 349.3 million COVID infections, 5.6 million deaths. The center said nearly 10 billion COVID vaccines have been administered.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press.