14 Sep. 2021 22:00
The soprano Simone Vierlinger, who had performed as Maria at the Salzburg Advent Singing for over a decade, said in a press release on Monday that she had been fired by the organizer. She is currently pregnant herself and is skeptical about the corona vaccination.
More and more people are being shown the door by their employer because of their skepticism about the new types of mRNA vaccines.
This fate now also meets the longtime and currently pregnant actress of Maria in the Salzburg Advent Singing, Simone Vierlinger, like her Wiener Zeitung reported. Vierlinger does not want to be vaccinated because “the corona vaccination is not even approved for pregnant women,” said the actress, who complained heavily about being “kicked out” during Advent singing.
In a press release she announced:
“The Salzburger Heimatwerk only wants Maria to be vaccinated in 2021. […] I can’t play along: My husband and I are expecting our fourth child. The corona vaccines are not even approved for pregnant women; it is still an off-label use. “
As if thalidomide had never existed, as if pregnant women were nothing special in terms of medical ethics. “No room in the hostel” – seldom could this old phrase be applied so pointedly in the present. “Advent Singing”: Promoting injustice with a pious song on the lips: Tradition.
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STIKO makes the right decision for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The dangers for mother and child are too great to forego vaccination. Soon the incidences will rise sharply. STIKO arrives on time. https://t.co/hfjtcGe3mv
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The fact that she offered the organizer to do a regular PCR test obviously did not play a role in the dismissal. Because the head of the annual event organized by the Salzburger Heimatwerk in the Großer Festspielhaus around the search for a hostel for Josef and Maria, Hans Köhl, requires the vaccination – and is therefore in keeping with the spirit of the times. He revealed:
“With the development of the corona numbers, everything is boiling down to a 2G rule. […] Everyone who works vocal on stage must therefore be vaccinated or recovered. It is also about the protection of Mrs. Vierlinger herself, for her unborn child, for her audience. I don’t want to be responsible for her getting infected. “
The artist, who will be seven months pregnant in Advent, has not been fired as she claims. “There was still no contract with her for this year. These are only ever concluded for one year.”
In Austria, the “National Vaccination Committee” recommended corona vaccination for pregnant women as early as the spring; the mRNA vaccines in particular had provided the best data. The two “stitches” are currently intended for “off-label use”. The vaccine can therefore be administered after appropriate information, but without approval and under personal responsibility – the manufacturers are not liable for side effects or long-term damage.
After a one-year break, the Salzburg Advent Singing is to be performed 17 times between November 26th and December 12th – it is not known whether a vaccinated Maria has already been signed.
more on the subject – STIKO recommends corona vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women