Hauptsache Impfpflicht – Regierung will von Widersprüchen nichts wissen

13 Jan. 2022 06:45

Can compulsory vaccination stop the spread of the corona variants and prevent hospital admissions? A look at other countries and Germany’s data gives a clear answer: No! But the federal government is obviously not interested in that, as an answer to RT DE suggests.

by Susan Bonath

In the vaccination strongholds of Portugal (90 percent) and Spain (81 percent), the corona incidence is scratching the 2,000 mark. In other words: around two out of a hundred residents had tested positive within a week. In Gibraltar, with a “vaccinated” and largely “boosted” population, this rate is now over 3,000. In Germany, Bremen is currently standing out: Not only with a population that was 85 percent vaccinated and almost 50 percent boosted, Bremen was ahead this week. The incidence in the Hanseatic city also climbed to 1,200. So it was a good four times higher than in the Free State of the Saxon “vaccine muffle”. This raises questions: What use are vaccinations to contain the pandemic? What can a compulsory vaccination realistically bring? However, the Federal Government does not address such questions.

“Morals” instead of facts

At the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) these figures do not arouse skepticism. One does not want to shake the compulsory vaccination for all employees in nursing and health professions. With this, the government wants to “protect patients and those in need of care better against a COVID-19 infection”. That sounds morally good, but all the data speak strictly against the fact that this could prevent transmissions. Some even speak for the exact opposite. No matter: The BMG under Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) insists on its once-announced justification.

Politicians and media makers are hotly debating and fueling even a general compulsory vaccination – either for the general population or from the age of 50, with or without a vaccination register. Unvaccinated people would then be threatened with at least complete permanent exclusion from all public life and from wage labor, perhaps even from all social benefits, even though they pay for all of this with their taxes. The aim is to “protect the vulnerable groups”, the grandmas and grandpas, so to speak.

The latter may be well meant. In view of the available data, however, it doesn’t sound well-founded. At least one could expect the BMG to look at the mountains of numbers from the vaccination strongholds. That there was something to say about the new data about the apparently rapidly expanding omicron variant that is displacing the other mutations. And that it would adapt its strategies to these facts.

For example, the Omikron data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said the following on January 11: Of 101,099 cases discovered, 962 (just under one percent of those tested positive) were treated in a clinic, 40 people (0.04 percent) died – whether because of or just “with” Corona-Omikron is not even known.

To put it into perspective: Every year around 1.2 percent of the total population in Germany dies, every month every thousandth resident (0.1 percent) blesses the temporal – and this tendency is even increasing due to the growing average age. From 2017 to 2019 almost 20 million patients were treated in clinics each year, in the first year of the pandemic it was around 16.4 million. If Omikron remained with the treatment rate mentioned, and every resident of the republic would fall ill in one year, this would result in around 830,000 corona patients and around 33,000 people who died on or with Omikron.

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Politics flying blind?

So is the federal government orienting itself towards this data with its compulsory vaccination advances? No answer: The BMG spokeswoman Parissa Hajebi did not go into the content of the author’s specific questions. Instead, she repeated what was propagated day in and day out: “The staff in the health professions and professions who look after people in need of care and people with disabilities have a special responsibility, as there is intensive and close contact with groups of people with a high risk for a serious, very serious or even has fatal COVID-19 disease. ” According to Hajebi, a high vaccination rate ensures reliable protection against transmission. Has the BMG lost sight of reality?

One would like to call out to them: But all the data say the opposite! At least they show that the virus is spreading rapidly and infecting people despite the very high vaccination rate. The BMG spokeswoman did not want to discuss any details. The author should ask the RKI or the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) about this, she recommended. So you move in a circle.

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However, the RKI and the PEI are not at all responsible for political decisions. Nor could they answer whether the BMG had, for example, looked at the RKI weekly report from January 6th, from which it emerged that of a total of 12,185 symptomatic Omikron sufferers, 78 percent had been completely vaccinated, and of these a quarter had been vaccinated three times. And that of 140 hospitalized patients 74 percent and of nine intensive care unit patients three had been vaccinated twice and three others even three times. And out of a total of seven deceased, an average of three were boosted and two were double vaccinated.

How does the PEI know whether the government is interested in the reported suspected vaccine damage cases, including over 26,000 serious and nearly 2,000 deaths? How could the two institutes assess the basis on which the political conclusions and assessments are based? When asked, RKI spokeswoman Susanne Glasmacher made this clear. Has the government possibly not done a risk-benefit analysis at all? Is politics flying completely blind? However, the BMG insures:

“Federal government is currently not planning its own draft law on general compulsory vaccination”

After all: Even if numerous media reports including Lauterbach’s statements – now as federal minister – sometimes suggest otherwise, according to Hajebi, the federal government is “currently not planning its own draft law on general compulsory vaccinations”. It therefore leaves it to the individual parties to submit drafts. It still seems unclear which parties will actually submit such a far-reaching request and when. The BMG will, however, “help them with the formulation of their applications,” the spokeswoman announced.

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Many unanswered questions of detail

However, the fact remains: The topic is being discussed and has many supporters in the government factions of the SPD, FDP and the Greens, but also in the Union parties and the Left Party. And those employees in the care and health sector who do not want to be vaccinated are threatened with expulsion in mid-March. Much has not been clarified here either. For example, the Federal Ministry of Health is not concerned about the nursing emergency. As BMG spokesman Sebastian Gülde explained a few days ago on request, one simply does not believe that the existing emergency could become a danger due to the compulsory vaccination.

There is also repeated talk of special protection for “people who cannot be vaccinated”. But in the opinion of the German experts, there is apparently no such thing. On the website of the RKI it says:

“According to the RKI, only very few people (individual cases) cannot be vaccinated due to allergies to components of the COVID-19 vaccines. (…) As a rule, people who received one of the vaccine types (mRNA versus vector-based ) are not vaccinable, are vaccinated with the other. “

Apart from the fact that the vaccinees are neither presented with leaflets with the ingredients nor offered appropriate examinations: What about, for example, a nurse who got a thrombosis after her first vaccination or the geriatric nurse who subsequently suffered from myocarditis? Should those affected actually take the risk again in order to keep their job or to be able to participate in social life? What about those who are very afraid of side effects? Does this count as a psychological indication for a vaccination exemption? The BMG spokeswoman did not answer these questions either.

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