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Corona: lockdown relief for vaccinated people? Heated discussion breaks out - "Debate comes at an inopportune time"


Should vaccinated people get their limited freedoms back. This question is currently being discussed controversially. Heiko Maas and Jens Spahn have different views.

Should vaccinated people get their limited freedoms back.

This question is currently being discussed controversially.

Heiko Maas and Jens Spahn have different views.

  • In Germany,

    a debate has arisen

    since the

    start of


    vaccination against Corona *


  • Should

    vaccinated people


    corona easing

    or a return of the limited freedoms?

  • In their positions,

    Heiko Maas and Jens Spahn

    , among others,

    face each other.

Berlin - As soon as the first people were vaccinated in Germany, the debate started.

There was controversy as to whether the



receive privileges


The terminology alone is problematic, as Steffen Augsberg, professor of public law at the University of Gießen and member of the German Ethics Council, made clear: “In figurative terms: Staying locked up together, although one can free himself - that's alien to me.

To continue to endure as a prisoner, to see another in freedom - that too is solidarity. ”That reported the



According to him, the term privileges is wrong, as it is about the restoration of freedoms.

About the normal state - and thus, according to the


, not about something problematic or unusual.

Nonetheless, once inflamed, the heated debate was unstoppable.

Leading politicians also positioned themselves.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

(SPD) and

Federal Health


Jens Spahn


are prominent in their views


Corona easing for vaccinated people: Discussion about restoring freedoms in Germany flared up

 "Vaccinated people should be able to exercise their basic rights again,"

Heiko Maas





He called for a

relaxation of the corona restrictions for people who are already vaccinated against the virus


For example, they should be able to go to the cinema or restaurants again.

"Once there are only vaccinated people in the restaurant or cinema, they can no longer endanger each other." This demand is in contrast to the line of his own party and the position of

Chancellor Angela Merkel *

, who rejected the discussion.

According to Maas, it is “not about privileges, but about the exercise of basic rights for vaccinated people”.

The SPD politician received support from party colleague and

Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht.

She also spoke out in favor of

lifting corona restrictions for vaccinated people


With the same line of reasoning as Maas, it is not a question of privileges.

"It is not just the exercise of fundamental rights that needs justification, but the restriction of fundamental rights by the state," she emphasized.

When it is ensured that vaccinated people do not pose a risk of infection.

The idea of ​​a so-called vaccination pass * is currently receiving approval from other European countries.

Greece campaigned for EU certificates that vaccinated people could use to travel in the summer.

Many countries are in dire need of tourism.

Heiko Maas rushes forward, Jens Spahn demands solidarity: "The debate comes at an inopportune time"


Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn *

sees it completely differently


Lifting the restrictions for part of society would endanger cohesion in the pandemic, said Spahn.

“The debate comes at an inopportune time.

So far only a few have been vaccinated.

And we first have to know for sure whether people who have been vaccinated are really not infectious, ”he said in an interview with



It's about solidarity, he argues.

“I could also take off my mask and say: 'I've already had

Corona *

, I'm immune.'

I wouldn't come up with this idea for a second. ”They have stood


the pandemic



for the past few months

, and now they can wait until everyone can be vaccinated.

(aka with dpa and afp) * is part of the Ippen digital network

A statement by the RKI on FFP2 masks causes confusion.

Border controls are to be tightened because of new risk areas - and organizers are sounding the alarm.

The news ticker.

List of rubric lists: © Christian Thiel via

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-01-24

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