BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schuble believes it is appropriate that those who have been vaccinated and recovered from the corona pandemic enjoy more freedom than those who have not been vaccinated. It has been proven that after recovery or after a full vaccination, the risk of infecting others drops significantly, said Schuble of the “Neue Osnabrcker Zeitung” (Thursday). “Therefore we will not be able to permanently subject these groups to all the restrictions that have to apply to non-vaccinated people in order to fight the pandemic,” emphasized the CDU politician. He also sees no constitutional problems for such a different treatment.
Schuble was concerned about the lower vaccination rate in Germany. “I cannot understand the lack of willingness to vaccinate, that makes me sad,” said the Speaker of Parliament. At the beginning of the year, people couldn’t have waited to get the injection that saved them. “And now general practitioners are desperate because they are left with massive amounts of vaccination doses.” Complete vaccination protection for as many people as possible is the only chance to put Corona in its place and to secure freedom.
In order to increase the vaccination rate, Schuble also hopes for social pressure. Each individual should deal more closely with the question of what consequences a refusal to vaccinate would have for their fellow human beings. At the same time, more vaccination offers are needed wherever people are anyway, soon again in front of the football stadium or the open-air concert. Any creative idea of how more people can be vaccinated is welcome.
“We must all avoid a new lockdown together! That would be devastating for society, the economy and all other areas of life,” Schuble made clear. Especially in educational institutions from daycare to university, such restrictions should not be allowed to occur again, in order not to cause even more damage to children and young people./shy/DP/zb