In Austria, a general corona vaccination should apply from February. Here, too, the debate rages about them. The camps have so far been irreconcilable.
Berlin – The corona situation in Germany is not under control – the fourth wave is already rolling. This makes it clear that sooner or later mandatory vaccination will not be avoidable, says Thomas Bareiß. He is the tourism representative of the executive federal government under Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).
“In retrospect, it was wrong not to see that right from the start. The hope at that time is understandable, but was not realistic, ”said the CDU politician to the dpa news agency.
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And further: “For me it is politically no longer justifiable that entire industries, retailers, restaurants, clubs, bars and the entire cinema, cultural and event scene live in a state of crisis decreed by the state for 20 months and are faced with great existential fears, while others are take the freedom not to vaccinate. ”So far, historical measures and sums of money have been able to save many companies. That doesn’t work in the long run.
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had also said that he believed that in the end it would not be possible to avoid it. Representatives of the SPD and FDP refuse to be imposed so far. There was also criticism for the traffic light parties from the virologist Christian Drosten.
Anti-vaccination protests in Austria – death threats against Schallenberg
Austria wants to introduce the general corona vaccination requirement as early as February. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) fears further radicalization of opponents of the corona measures. The reason was the riots at the demo of around 40,000 people on Saturday in Vienna.
A concrete example of the willingness to use violence is an arson attack on a police car in Linz. The two suspects then admitted that they wanted to kill the two police officers who had previously checked them. “This is a degree of radicalization that is in no way acceptable.” There are death threats against the Chancellor and the Minister of Health, said Nehammer. (dpa / frs)
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