Covid, the future German Minister of the Economy: “Lockdown for the unvaccinated”. Austria, a fine of up to 7,200 euros in the absence of vax

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The expected meeting between the outgoing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the head of the new government, Olaf Scholz, with the governors of the 16 Länder. On the table the epidemiological situation in the country most affected by the new wave of coronavirus which is likely to worsen with the arrival in several European countries, and beyond, of the new Omicron variant generated in South Africa. While waiting to know the outcome of the meeting, the line of the new executive seems to be that of a hard fist. The future Minister of the Economy, Robert Habeck, in fact said in an interview with Zdf that “what is to happen is clear.” Contacts must be reduced, the 2G rule must be applied at the federal level in a binding manner for all places of public life, we need containment for the unvaccinated“.

Whoever will sit in the German finance department speaks loudly about today’s decision of the Federal Constitutional Court who has dismissed appeals Introduce yourself against confinement last spring, the one that had been renamed by the executive Merkel “emergency stop” and which provided for the possibility for the central government to close schools, restaurants, events and restrict contact. Instead, the judges in Karlsruhe recognized that such measures were compatible with the Constitution “in the extreme danger of the pandemic”. Thus, the new executive adds to the dose, the minister calling for a new limitation to capacity in stadiums.

Then there are the governments that have decided to resort to administrative sanctions towards novax citizens. While the Greece plans to inflict 100 euros fine for those over 60 who will refuse vaccination against Covid, in Austria, where it will enter into force from February 2022 the obligation to vaccinate, those who do not get vaccinated could happen fines of up to 7,200 euros, according to the latest project of the Covid-19-Impfschutz-Gesetz, the Covid-19 vaccine obligation law on which he reports Die Press. The text should be ready by the week of December 6, with the obligation that it would apply to those who live in Austria, with a few exceptions, such as the cases of those who cannot get vaccinated without putting their lives. or their health in danger and at least partly pregnant women and children up to 12 years.

In France and in United Statesinstead, recommendations regarding the categories that should undergo the vaccine are strengthened. Paris extended it to children aged 5 to 11 at risk. The French High Authority of Health (Ha) recommends the vaccination of children in this age group who are vulnerable or who live in contact with immunocompromised or vulnerable people who are not protected by the vaccine: vaccinations open to certain children in this group of age: those at risk of developing a severe form of the disease or at risk of death and those living alongside an immunocompromised or vulnerable person who is not or is not protected by the vaccine have not been vaccinated ”.

THE Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention (CDC), however, have indicated that all adults aged 18 and over “should” receive a “booster” of the Covid-19 vaccine. Previously, this recommendation targeted the most vulnerable Americans, including those over the age of 50, while the option was left open to younger, healthier adults. A recommendation that goes against the judge’s decision Matthew Schelp of Saint Louis that he blocked in 10 states the obligation to vaccinate of the Biden government for health workers, believing that the agency which imposed it abused its authority. The states concerned are Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire.


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