Scholz and the compulsory vaccination: Resistance in our own ranks

Dhe introduction of a general compulsory vaccination is certainly, like so many other subjects that are debated in Parliament, also a question of conscience. The longer the process drags on, the more completely different questions come to the fore. They all start from the neuralgic point that prompted the coalition to declare the vote on it “open”: The coalition does not have a majority of its own. It was therefore not the conscience and the freedom of the mandate that induced the Chancellor and the parliamentary group leaders not to make the compulsory vaccination part of the tried and tested procedure. They simply had the problem of not being able to close their own ranks.

The matter is dragging on because group proposals take time. Members of parliament first have to find each other to formulate them. In the meantime, the carnival had to serve to prevent it from going as fast as one supposedly wishes. Although he has clearly stated that he is in favor of compulsory vaccination, Olaf Scholz makes no public effort to contribute to the speedy implementation of an application. It is similar with Karl Lauterbach, the Federal Minister of Health. Both have to live with resistance, primarily from the FDP parliamentary group. That is, they no longer have control over what becomes of an issue that they believe is right.

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