‘You ride a dead horse’: the controversy over compulsory vaccination has begun in the Bundestag – Politics

Back to the agenda. Vice President Catherine Goering-Eckart found it apparent difficulty Thursday in breaking up the usual program after an urgent video message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to members of the Bundestag.

For the first time, the Bundestag is discussing compulsory vaccination. In light of Silinsky’s earlier words, in which he was very critical of the Federal Republic, quite a few members of Parliament feel this is an insult.

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Vaccination requirement, relatively insignificant? The mere fact that this topic, which has been the subject of so much controversy, has completely receded into the background shows the difficult times we are going through now.

For months, politicians have been arguing about compulsory vaccination for all, and now five cross-party proposals and draft laws for or against a general coronavirus vaccination are now leading to heated debates in Parliament.

The discussion will be opened by Health Policy Spokesperson for the SPD Parliamentary Group Heike Berens. It has an appeal for compulsory vaccination from the age of 18, and this law is supported by more than 200 members of the Bundestag.

It warns that Germany has the highest rate of HIV infection in Europe and the virus is unpredictable. “I am addressing everyone here who seriously wants to make judgments because the public interest is on their mind.”

The SPD politician makes it clear that if Germany really had a 90 percent vaccination rate, the number of infections wouldn’t be too high. Her speech was accompanied by jeers and boos from the ranks of the AfD, the mask often hanging down at half past seven.

The Baehrens in particular invite the union to join the supporters, but union politician Sepp Mueller immediately rejects this option.

You are riding a dead horse.

“As on many points, the traffic light does not have a majority here. At this point, the compulsory vaccination is dead.” AfD chairwoman Alice Fidel, who has barely managed to hold her seat since the beginning of the debate, called the compulsory vaccination dead. .

She appeals, “You’re riding a dead horse.” “Please come down,” she is sure that a compulsory vaccination will open the door to further coercive measures. “Then you can impose everything on people, including diets imposed on being overweight.”

Tino Sorge, a politician at Charles Darwin University, argues against compulsory vaccination because there is no guarantee it will help, a potential new type of coronavirus and effective vaccines against it that are not yet known.

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