The end of the free corona tests was a “crazy idea”, says Ethics Council Vice-Chairman Julian Nida-Rümelin. It’s not the only point he’s criticized.
Berlin – The corona numbers in Germany are increasing – are even at a record level. “There are difficult weeks ahead of us,” warned Jens Spahn (CDU) after the conference of health ministers. In view of the current development, the Deputy Head of the German Ethics Council, Julian Nida-Rümelin, has spoken out in favor of introducing compulsory corona vaccination for certain groups.
Vice-Ethics Council advocates compulsory corona vaccination for some groups – 2G rule “highly problematic”
For medical staff and teachers, or from a certain age, mandatory vaccinations would be “ethically justified in view of the numbers,” said Nida-Rümelin in a podcast of the Cologne city scoreboard and des Editorial network Germany (RND).
On the other hand, he considers the 2G rule, which only allows vaccinated or convalescents access to certain areas, to be “highly problematic”, explained the Vice-President of the Ethics Council. Politicians have maneuvered themselves into a dead end and are now trying to get out of it by increasing the pressure on the non-vaccinated.
Nida-Rümelin: The closure of the vaccination centers and the end of the free corona tests were a “crazy idea”
“Forcing those who do not want to be vaccinated to be vaccinated by excluding them from social, cultural or economic activities leads to an anti-vaccination heroism in which people are proud that they are resisting,” warned Nida-Rümelin . That is “an unnecessary stress test that we are now getting involved in,” said the 66-year-old. In Austria, meanwhile, a nationwide 2G plan was presented on Friday. Saxony will also introduce the 2G rule nationwide from Monday (November 8th).
Nida-Rümelin described the closure of the vaccination centers and the abolition of the free corona tests as a “crazy idea”. The Vice-Ethics Council, who was Minister of State for Culture under Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD), continued: “That is completely wrong. We absolutely need a clear overview of the infection process. Testing is the decisive instrument. “Germany again shows that it is not sufficiently prepared for the increase in the number of infections. “We have a tendency to get into that
Stumbling into situations, ”says Nida-Rümelin. (ph / dpa)
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