The federal government excludes compulsory vaccination in Germany. Rising numbers of infections are now sparking a debate about the rights of the unvaccinated.
Berlin – “There will be no general compulsory vaccination,” asserted Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD). The SPD politician also issued a mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus * for employees in health and care facilities Deutschlandfunk a rejection. Now the federal government is also clearly positioning itself. Ulrike Demmer, deputy government spokeswoman, emphasized that there would be no obligation to vaccinate through the “back door”. “But we want to do everything we can to avoid a situation like we had in the spring,” warned the spokeswoman. For the opposition, the government’s stance does not go far enough.
The federal government and the opposition reject the compulsory vaccination
The opposition also spoke out against compulsory vaccination. “I do not think this is the right path in Germany, but it is clear that we have to act,” warned FDP leader Christian Lindner * im ZDF. The CDU boss and candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet * also rejected compulsory vaccination ZDF-Interview. Left parliamentary group leader Dietmar Bartsch turned in an interview with the Rheinische Post against financial incentives from the state to increase the vaccination rate. “Vouchers, lottery, free beer are the wrong way. Education, advertising and clear, comprehensible and constitutional regulations for vaccinated and convalescent are necessary ”.
Chancellery chief Helge Braun *, however, brought restrictions for unvaccinated people into play. Compared to the picture he emphasized: “Vaccinated people will definitely have more freedom than unvaccinated people”. If the number of cases * increases again in autumn, then it is “the last resort” to limit contacts in order to slow down the infections. Admittedly, with the acceptance of negative tests, a lot can also be made possible for the non-vaccinated. But if all this is not enough, then those who refrain from vaccination would have to be prepared for the fact that they could be confronted with “restrictions”.
Cabinet member and Justice Minister Lambrecht referred to the freedom of contract enshrined in the Basic Law. This already allows the catering industry, for example, to only serve those who have been vaccinated. In view of the French government’s decision in particular, the debate about compulsory vaccination in Germany gained momentum.
Compulsory vaccination in France: Cabinet adopts controversial law
In France, a corona vaccination will apply in the future for employees in the healthcare sector. The controversial law primarily affects employees in health and care facilities who have previously refused to be vaccinated. At the weekend, according to the Interior Ministry, more than 160,000 people across the country demonstrated against the mandatory vaccination and the expansion of the obligation to provide evidence. There were also riots. Meanwhile, President Macron continued to campaign for vaccinations against the corona virus. As in France, new corona infections are also increasing in Germany *. According to the federal government, there will still be no compulsory vaccination as in France. (jjf / dpa / AFP) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA