Kubicki: "Man muss akzeptieren, dass es Menschen gibt, die sich nicht impfen lassen wollen."

14 Jan. 2022 21:22 Uhr

The FDP politician Wolfgang Kubicki is clearly against the introduction of a general obligation to vaccinate, even if he himself has been vaccinated and is promoting the vaccination. Until a legal obligation has been passed, the “Omicron” variant of the corona virus will have disappeared.

Wolfgang Kubicki, FDP member of the Bundestag and Vice President of Parliament, spoke in a video interview with the newspaper The world critical of the plans to introduce general compulsory vaccination against the corona virus by law. Together with a group of other MPs, Kubicki is preparing an application for the debate in the Bundestag, which is intended to justify a no to the corona vaccination requirement.

Tolerate refusal of vaccination

Kubicki refers to statements by Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach, who said that compulsory vaccination for the current “Omicron wave” would come too late.

“I can’t imagine how we should decide to make vaccinations available next fall for a mutation that nobody knows about and a vaccine that hasn’t even been developed yet.”

It would be enough to keep promoting the vaccine, which he does.

And you have to accept that there are people in a society who do not want to be vaccinated. In all likelihood, this is not necessary if we look at the data on omicron infections.”

No compulsory vaccination with yet unknown substance

With a view to the latest figures from the DIVI register of intensive care physicians, according to which the majority of patients in the intensive care units are “unvaccinated” and vaccination would have to be provided for successor variants of “Omicron”, the Vice President of the Bundestag said:

“What do you want to vaccinate? We are just finding out that the current vaccines against the omicron mutation do not have any significant effect.”

Although it is not a decisive argument, it should be noted that in other countries, such as Spain or Denmark, almost all events and many facilities are reopened despite significantly higher incidences given the much milder course of the omicron variant. Kubicki continues:

“Compulsory vaccination is always a serious encroachment on physical integrity. It requires a powerful justification, and I not only consider it inadmissible to carry out such an infringement of fundamental rights on suspicion and in advance, but it also does not correspond to my image of humanity.”

Do not protect the unvaccinated from themselves

Regarding the question of whether the vaccination could cause an infection to take a milder course and whether the injection should therefore be prescribed by law, Kubicki replied:

“Yes, that’s why it’s good when people get vaccinated. That’s their own decision. We don’t have to protect the unvaccinated from themselves now. I want to remind you that with 2G, we here in the German Bundestag, yes as Legislators are already documenting that we do not believe that the second vaccination includes real protection from others… We now know from the new studies from the USA and also from Denmark that those who have been vaccinated twice, i.e. not those who have been ‘boosted’, are those who have been vaccinated twice , make no significant contribution to reducing the incidence of infection. They are just as infectious. And then vaccination as a requirement makes no sense.”

rolling back the measures

Kubicki advocates learning from the experience of those countries that got through the crisis with less rigorous measures and also lifting the restrictions in Germany:

“That will inevitably be the result when we get there in the spring. We know from the two previous years that the number of infections always drops drastically in the spring and towards the summer. This will also be the case at Omikron. Then various measures can be taken no longer maintained.”

Right to free self-determination

Kubicki protested against the impression that he was against vaccination. Also, none of the MEPs who joined the motion he had drafted were against the vaccination. In the German Bundestag there is no one outside of the AfD who is against vaccination.

“I am against people being obliged to take foreign substances into their bodies against their will. They have to decide for themselves. I want to make this clear with an example. Some time ago, a 32-year-old died after an AstraZeneca vaccination. How do we explain to their mother that she should be vaccinated in order to protect the general public, when we know that protection from others is not guaranteed at all, especially with the Omicron variant?”

The state itself does not live up to its own standards

There would be a mismatch between state requirements and legal regulations on the one hand and practical feasibility in everyday life – which would be illustrated, for example, by the lack of PCR tests:

“For a long time I’ve been amazed at how little people prepare for such expected things. As legislators, we can’t prescribe that you have to show a PCR test, for example to go to the theater, and then there aren’t enough test capacities. We can’t dictate that you have to be tested out of quarantine and then there’s no testing capacity.”

That reminds him of the “poor procurement of the vaccine” and the “mask dilemma”. He always thought “Germany is very well organized”. In the meantime, however, it can be said that “in the central questions” and “despite expected developments” insufficient preparation has taken place.

credibility problem in politics

Kubicki refuses to be put under pressure when drafting the vaccination law. The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Henrik Wüst, had pushed for a speedy farewell before spring:

“So there is no vaccination obligation come hell or high speed. I don’t even know whether Mr. Wüst will still be prime minister in North Rhine-Westphalia in May. Maybe that explains his urge to hurry.”

The Federal President had pointed out that this question had to be thoroughly debated. The German Bundestag as legislator should take its time. Health Minister Lauterbach was of the opinion that the obligation to vaccinate for the Omikron wave would come too late anyway and therefore there would be no real pressure. Kubicki further:

“Above all, we have to explain why, up until a few weeks ago, many decision-makers who are now advocating compulsory vaccination categorically ruled this out, even though the state of knowledge has not changed dramatically. In September and October we already knew that a new wave is approaching us from other countries. In this respect, an open debate is needed so that people do not despair and have the feeling that something is being decided behind closed doors for completely different reasons. The German Bundestag is the place where we have such debate, and we should take our time.”

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