Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) wants to implement mandatory vaccinations in hospitals, old people’s and nursing homes as quickly as possible. Last week, the federal government and the states decided to make it mandatory to protect people who are particularly at risk. The federal government is called upon to bring a law in motion as soon as possible, Müller told the Berliner Zeitung. “I think this approach is appropriate because the situation, experience and the bad development of the incidence figures have made this step necessary. It cannot be that particularly vulnerable people in facilities have contact with unvaccinated staff. This is irresponsible and endangers human life. Therefore I stand by this joint decision between the federal and state governments. “
A facility-specific vaccination requirement will probably come first in view of the increasing number of infections and the worsening situation in hospitals. On Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute reported 42,721 new corona cases. The seven-day incidence was 372.7. In Berlin it looks worst in Reinickendorf with 437.
Müller had already appealed to citizens on Friday after the video conference between the heads of government of the federal states and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) to accept vaccination offers. “Please do not wait, try to get vaccination appointments now,” said Müller in an emotional appeal to the Berliners. The vaccination rate – in Berlin it is almost 70 percent – is clearly too low, according to Müller. There are too many people who do not accept offers even though they could. And then he lamented “too much selfishness and too much indifference”.
This is not only a problem in Berlin. The federal-state group had therefore agreed on 2G rules, i.e. access only for vaccinated and convalescent people, or 2G plus rules (2G plus test, mask or distance rules).
The latest evaluation of the Erfurt Cosmo study (as of November 17, 21) shows that the population is in favor of this. Politicians are expected to take increasingly tougher measures. The scientific survey observes the public’s perception and actions of politics. According to the study, 87 percent of those questioned are in favor of vaccination as a prerequisite for access to leisure activities. Approval for access restrictions has increased significantly since the beginning of November.
Majority supports general compulsory vaccination
Something is moving here right now. Measures are generally perceived as being less than exaggerated. 44 percent don’t go far enough. The approval of a general compulsory vaccination is also increasing slightly – even among those who have not been vaccinated. Overall, 58 percent of respondents are currently in favor of a general compulsory vaccination, 38 percent strongly want it. 64 percent are currently in favor of compulsory vaccination for certain occupational groups.
After Austria’s announcement that it would introduce a general compulsory corona vaccination in February, the topic is also being discussed in Germany. The tourism officer of the executive federal government, Thomas Bareiß, expects a corona vaccination also in Germany. The increasingly worsening situation makes it clear that sooner or later a compulsory vaccination is unavoidable, said the CDU politician. “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 Bareiß of the German press agency.
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) said he believed that in the end it would not be possible to avoid it. “For the next year we have to consider whether a further mandatory vaccination is not necessary in order to get out of this endless loop of Corona. Otherwise we’ll be right there again in a year, ”said Söder. Saxony-Anhalt’s head of government Reiner Haseloff (CDU) told ARD that mandatory vaccination for everyone was discussed.
Representatives of the SPD and FDP have so far refused to impose an imprint. “There won’t be,” said the SPD politician and Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of the Bild newspaper. “Because we don’t consider it necessary, because we also consider it difficult from a constitutional point of view.”
This immediately brought him criticism from the virologist Christian Drosten from the Berlin Charité. “There is no substitute for an almost complete closing of the vaccination gaps. If you haven’t got it, you haven’t got it, ”Drosten posted on Twitter. To do this, he linked the newspaper article via Maas’ statement.
Meanwhile, violence is escalating among anti-vaccination opponents. For the second night in a row, protests against corona restrictions in the Netherlands turned into violence. After massive riots in Rotterdam, there were riots in The Hague on Sunday night. In Vienna, tens of thousands of people protested on Saturday against the lockdown that will apply throughout Austria from Monday and the introduction of a corona vaccination requirement. Right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis took part in the protest.