More and more politicians are getting involved in the debate about compulsory vaccination against corona. Representatives of the CDU and free voters are open. The AfD closes itself.
Berlin – In the debate about compulsory vaccination against the corona virus, more and more politicians are now getting involved. Christian Lindner has already indicated that certain professional groups are required to be vaccinated. CSU boss Markus Söder started a debate on the general compulsory vaccination on Friday (November 19). Now other politicians have also commented on it. The calls for a mandatory vaccination are getting louder and louder.
Corona situation in Germany: CDU Prime Minister calls for “even more pressure on unvaccinated people”
“I believe that in the end we will not be able to avoid compulsory vaccination,” said CSU boss Söder when the new corona rules were announced in Bavaria. The tourism commissioner of the executive government, Thomas Bareiß, was open to a vaccination requirement. Representatives of the SPD, Greens and FDP, however, have so far been negative.
Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther sees it in a similar way to his party colleagues: “I still hope that in the end it will be possible without a general vaccination requirement. If not, I am also ready to take this step. Our country must not be permanently dominated by this pandemic, “said the CDU politician world.
The pressure on unvaccinated people must be increased even further, said Günther. “The truth is: with a higher vaccination rate we would not be in this dramatic situation.” He is betting that unvaccinated people will reconsider their decision in view of the situation. However, the 48-year-old wants to avoid general closings: Last winter showed that “the infection rate in private and therefore inevitably less regulated areas is significantly higher than in public, regulated places”. From his point of view, a blanket lockdown is therefore not a suitable measure. The CDU politician said he was still open to further measures when it came to compulsory vaccination and additional restrictions for unvaccinated people.
Compulsory in Germany? Free voters demand broad debate
A general compulsory vaccination is also not ruled out on the part of the Free Voters: Free Voter parliamentary group leader Florian Streibl called for a broad debate about mandatory vaccination against the corona virus. There is no better way to relieve hospitals, doctors, nurses and immunocompromised people than to get vaccinated immediately, he wrote in a press release. Appeals would apparently not be enough in Germany to achieve a sufficiently high vaccination rate.
“There is therefore a lot to be said for a general compulsory vaccination, if we do not want to risk an increase in incidences every autumn and, consequently, the overloading of our health system – just from a single disease,” it continues. Nevertheless: Constitutionally, this is a tightrope walk.
AfD criticizes the debate about compulsory vaccination
Only the AfD has so far closed itself off to the debate about a general vaccination requirement. The AfD chairman Tino Chrupalla sharply criticized these considerations. The vaccines available did not provide complete immunization and “could not improve the situation,” Chrupalla claimed on Sunday (November 21) to the German press agency. “The freedom-hostile power fantasies” of the Union politicians should not be put into practice, warned Chrupalla, who heads the AfD parliamentary group together with Alice Weidel. “Compulsory vaccination or house arrest for the unvaccinated is not an option,” he added. Both Chrupalla and Weidel have already had a corona infection. (sf / dpa)
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