Top 10 stories of the week: Your Saturday morning coffee briefing Jan 23

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In case you missed it: Catch up on your weekly news with the top 10 Norway Today stories this week.

Here’s your weekly Saturday morning briefing.

1. Norwegian Medicines Agency links 13 deaths to vaccine side effects. Those who died were frail and old

The Norwegian Medicines Agency linked 13 deaths to the corona vaccine’s side effects. Those who died had two things in common – they were old and frail. As a result, the Agency has updated the corona vaccination guide with new advice on the vaccination of frail elderly people.

2. The NAV scandal: The largest social security scandal in modern Norwegian history

No crisis has been larger than the so-called “NAV-scandal”, which is seen as the largest social security scandal in modern Norwegian history. This article provides details on the case.

3. You’ve heard a lot about Norway’s “luxurious” prisons. Here’s how the rooms really look

Click here to see some of Norway’s prisons – and decide for yourself if they’re humane, ridiculous, rehabilitative, luxurious, or something else.

4. Scientist thinks the world’s first 200-year-old person has already been born

Professor Stuart Kim of Stanford University believes that people already alive today will live to be 200. According to the professor, average life expectancy is increasing by about 2.5 years each decade. He’s so confident in this, that he’s bet (with a group of scientists) the equivalent of NOK 1 billion on it!

5. COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths and side effects in Norway: What we know

According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency, side effects that are harmless to most people may have contributed to some of the deaths among the patients who received the COVID-10 vaccine. Here are the details.

6. Norway updated its national corona measures today. Here’s a list of changes

It is currently not possible for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) and the Norwegian Directorate of Health to assess the effect of the measures introduced on January 4. But for the most part, the Norwegian government will uphold its strict infection control measures to prevent a new wave of infection. See what they are here.

7. Police ask Norwegians to prepare for extreme weather: “Stay home until the storm has passed”

Nordland police asked people to secure loose objects and make the necessary preparations ahead of the extreme weather that was expected to strike on Thursday.

8. Erna Solberg announces update on corona rules: The majority of strict measures to remain in force

For the most part, the Norwegian government will uphold its strict infection control measures to prevent a new wave of infection. However, it will provide some relief for children and young people. Read more here.

9. Entire Dutch government resigns after huge child benefit scandal

The government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is resigning as a result of the child benefit scandal that was revealed this week. Find more information in this article.

10. These were the most popular names for babies in Norway in 2020

Nora tops Statistics Norway’s (SSB) name statistics for girls’ names in 2020. Jacob was the most popular boy’s name. See the list here.

That’s all for today!

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