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Coronavirus: Kretschmer believes mandatory vaccination is conceivable - Ethics Council and constitutional lawyers comment


The coronavirus vaccine is scarce in Germany, so the question does not yet arise. But whether a vaccination is necessary is currently the subject of controversy.

The coronavirus vaccine is scarce in Germany, so the question does not yet arise.

But whether a vaccination is necessary is currently the subject of controversy.

Munich - Michael Kretschmer, the Prime Minister of Saxony (CDU) no longer completely rules out the introduction of an obligation to be vaccinated against the corona virus at a later date.

One shouldn't say "never" too quickly.

However, the question has not yet arisen.

So he said on Monday in an online press conference with his counterpart Markus Söder (CSU) from Bavaria.


expressed the same opinion to


Frankfurt Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung


“I can already see that compulsory vaccination for a virus as new as Sars-CoV-2 * will probably not find a majority in society.

That's why I would rely on voluntarism beforehand, ”he explained.

If the question arises again at the end of the summer, we can talk about it again.

Coronavirus vaccination: relaxations for vaccinated people?

The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder * spoke out against compulsory vaccination.

But there must be a different form of perception: "It is very clear: if someone does not want to be vaccinated and someone else vaccinates, why should he who is vaccinated accept the corresponding disadvantages." not fair.

"Those who get vaccinated protect themselves and others." For those people, life must normalize as much as possible.

The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Katarina Barley, argued similarly in the run-up to the EU special summit.

She rejected the compulsory vaccination, but believes that relaxations for people vaccinated against the coronavirus are possible.

"If it is certain that you will not be infected and that you will no longer be infected, then, from a purely legal point of view, the question will arise whether you can still restrict basic rights in this way," the SPD politician told Südwestrundfunk (SWR ).

A study from Israel recently provided initial findings.

Chancellor Angela Merkel was confident about the Germans' willingness to vaccinate.

“It's not bad at all - and it's growing.

In any case, no reason to be pessimistic. ”She advises against compulsory vaccination.

“We have promised that there will be no compulsory vaccination.

I don't think that's necessary given the overall high willingness to vaccinate. ”According to the


, she also sees a preference for people with corona vaccination * as

critical at the moment.

AFD-Joerg Meuthen spoke out vehemently against more freedom for vaccinated people.

"This discrimination against the unvaccinated is in fact equivalent to an obligation to vaccinate through the back door and is incompatible with the principles of a free society," he explains.

Coronavirus vaccination obligation: This is what constitutional lawyers and ethics council say

However, constitutional lawyer Lars viellechner has made it legally clear that people vaccinated against the coronavirus can enjoy more rights.

Since it is not a matter of special rights, but of restoring the original freedom, such formulations are misleading anyway.

"If it is clear that those who have been vaccinated will not infect anyone else, and if everyone has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, then the state must lift the encroachment on fundamental rights," he added.

The chairwoman of the ethics council, Alena Buyx, has also spoken out in the meantime: She has spoken out against a mandatory vaccination requirement.

When asked whether there is a moral duty to opt for the coronavirus vaccination *, she answered in the affirmative to Der Spiegel.

With regard to the rights of vaccinated persons, the Ethics Council had stated that this question did not yet arise.

First, it must be clarified whether vaccinated people pass on the virus.

* is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-03-02

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