At “Markus Lanz”, Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister is relieved about the outcome of the state elections.
STIKO member Überla expresses himself cautious about vaccinating children.
A detailed debriefing of the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt will take place at “Markus Lanz” on Tuesday evening. The weekend's election winner, Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU), also speaks via video. In his estimation, the election success was due to the fact that the CDU managed to present itself as a unit after the squabbles of the past weeks and to show: "This is about the country."
The fear that the AfD could become the strongest force in Saxony-Anhalt was palpable.
That is why the country “really rebelled”, explains Haseloff.
The author Juli Zeh also confirms this: “There was this uproar,” she says and thanks to the result is optimistic: “We are talking about the question of who will rule Saxony-Anhalt for the next few years.
And it is good and gives a lot of hope when a large number of citizens are aware of who can do it and who shouldn't do it. "
“Markus Lanz” round shoots down on Marco Wanderwitz
The assembled “Markus Lanz” group is less “hopeful” with regard to the federal government's Eastern Commissioner, Marco Wanderwitz (CDU). He recently suggested that the AfD's electoral success in eastern Germany was based on the fact that many of the citizens there had been socialized with a dictatorship. Juli Zeh says she found this statement "crazy". “Well, he's not crazy,” she clarifies, but sticks: “The statement is crazy. Especially from the mouth of the Eastern Commissioner. "The journalist Cerstin Gammelin even calls for the abolition of the office of the Eastern Commissioner:" Why do we need an Eastern Commissioner who says something like that? "
Reiner Haseloff also dismantles Wanderwitz's thesis: “Especially the group of people 22 to 24 and men were the only group of people who had the greatest propensity to vote for the AfD.
This is the group that was born after the fall of the Wall, that went to school with us, that experienced social life throughout Germany and Europe and that has never seen a dictatorship. ”The older generation that actually lived under the SED dictatorship Haseloff explains, is also the generation that spoke out most clearly against the AfD at the ballot box.
"Markus Lanz" - these were his guests on June 8th:
Reiner Haseloff (CDU) - politician
Cerstin Gammelin - journalist
Juli Zeh - author
Prof. Klaus Überla - virologist
Talk host Lanz then wants to know how Haseloff explains the success of right-wing populists in East Germany. He reacts helplessly: “I always ask myself the same question. Why follow such people or even listen to them. Especially since they all come from the West and there is often an aversion to such people when they appear so extreme in the population. "Juli Zeh, on the other hand, pleads for a different perspective:" I think we are doing each other no favors if we only ever ask what the East German explanation for the AfD's success is. "
The strengthening of these tendencies is ultimately not an exclusively East German phenomenon, explains Zeh: “We cannot explain with East German reasons why there is Donald Trump in America, Marine Le Pen in France, why is there the PiS in Poland, Austria, Italy - this is a phenomenon that actually affects the entire western hemisphere.
And then to say, now let's look for East German explanations is a complete dwarfing of the analysis. ”Rather, Zeh would like the“ East German problem bear analysis to collapse ”and“ we might ask ourselves what is fundamental in all of ours Countries the reason for this is that right-wing populists have such successes ”.
Digital vaccination certificate online since yesterday - risk assessment for children according to STIKO member Überla "not clear"
At the end of the broadcast, the virologist Prof. Klaus Überla, a member of the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO), speaks out on the subject of Sars-Cov-II vaccinations for children.
So far, the STIKO has spoken out neither for nor against vaccinating children and adolescents from the age of twelve, and Überla is also cautious about “Markus Lanz”: In his opinion, one should “simply make oneself aware that the risk of death represented, a 65-year-old has a one percent risk of dying from the infection.
For a child it is a thousand times lower, there we are at 1 in 100,000 ”.
His conclusion: “It is no longer clear with children.
And then I think you just have to say: This is the limit of knowledge.
And then everyone feels differently. "
“Markus Lanz” - the conclusion of the show
The election analysis of the state elections of Saxony-Anhalt at "Markus Lanz" is entertaining, also because the Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU), who was connected via video, noticeably thaws during the program. Towards the end of the panel discussion, with a wink, he announced the “real” reason for his election success: “The only message I sent to Berlin 14 days ago was that I said: Please don't hold a press conference until my election day. Stay in your homes, work, and stop doing a press conference. Then I'll win the election. ”The author Juli Zeh and the journalist Cerstin Gammelin repeatedly ask clever questions, not only to Haseloff, but also to the virologist and STIKO member Prof. Klaus Überla.