Germany considers complete lockdown and mandatory vaccination

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Senior doctor Thomas Marx puts on his personal protective equipment (PPE) before entering the room of a Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Freising Hospital in Southern Germany.


Germany will decide to implement stricter Covid-19 restrictions, and even with the record number of daily infections and increasing pressure on hospitals, it may even choose a complete lockdown.

The country’s health minister Jens Spahn has issued a terrible warning to Germans this week, saying that by the end of winter, “almost everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, recover or die.” The outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel ( Angela Merkel) called on the heads of Germany’s 16 federal states (which are basically free to decide their own Covid measures) to decide on stricter regulations by Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Spahn reiterated this requirement, adding that more public places should be restricted to people who have been vaccinated, recently recovered, or tested negative-also known as the “3G rule.” From Wednesday, 3G rules apply to any German who enters the workplace or takes public transportation.

Many German states have restricted access to bars, restaurants, cinemas, museums and other public places under the “2G rules”, allowing only those who have been vaccinated-“geimpft” in German-or those who have recovered, “genesen” . Some major German Christmas markets that have not been cancelled this year have adopted 2G rules.

On November 22, 2021, the 2G sign appeared during the opening of the Cologne Christmas Market in Germany, because the coronavirus cases in Germany are at a peak.

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Last week, the government and federal states agreed to further implement restrictions across the country, which will take effect based on the hospitalization rate in their respective federal states.

Hospitals and vaccines

According to a Reuters report, Spann also warned that German hospitals are facing increasing pressure and pointed out that “because the intensive care unit is full, we have to transfer patients, which not only affects Covid-19 patients,” he told German Deutschlandfunk radio translation.

The warning came as the daily number of Covid infections hit a new record on Wednesday, with 66,884 new cases (a large number in Germany, a significant increase from the 45,326 new cases reported on Tuesday), and the 7-day incidence rate exceeded 400, according to Robert According to the Koch Institute, this is the first time since the pandemic began. So far, nearly 100,000 people in Germany have died from the virus.

It is said that German officials are also considering compulsory vaccination and have urged those who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated. The country is one of the countries with extremely low vaccination rates in Western Europe, with 68% of its population fully vaccinated.

Like other European countries, as winter approaches, Germany has been desperately working hard to increase the deployment of Covid vaccination and boost injections. But the hesitation of vaccines and the spread of the highly infectious delta Covid variant, which is much more virulent than previous strains, makes this task more difficult.

The idea of ​​compulsory vaccination has always been a controversial idea in Europe, but the dramatic Covid situation has made this debate more and more common, and some officials believe that compulsory vaccination is the only way to stop the virus.

Covid vaccines greatly reduce the risk of serious infection, hospitalization, and death from the virus, but we also know that vaccine immunity weakens after about six months, and they are not 100% effective in reducing transmission.

Experts said that there are many ethical issues to consider regarding mandatory vaccine requirements, but some countries have ignored their concerns and instead support the overall benefits of vaccination.

read more: Is the Covid vaccine ethical?This is the idea of ​​medical experts

Austria has announced that it will compulsorily vaccinate Covid vaccine from February 1 next year (it has just implemented a complete lockdown), and some countries (such as Italy and France) have mandated Covid vaccination for front-line health workers. The UK will follow suit in the spring of 2022.

German states have called for compulsory vaccination of medical staff and health care workers. The federal government is considering this idea, after the federal government has ruled out the possibility of compulsory vaccination.

Some legislators are now calling for mandatory vaccination to show the extent of Germany’s current concerns about the Covid crisis.

Tillman Kuban, the head of the youth department of Merkel’s Christian Democratic League, wrote in Le Monde on Sunday: “We have reached the point where we must make it clear that we need de facto mandatory vaccination and lockdown of unvaccinated.” Note 90% of coronavirus patients in German intensive care beds are not vaccinated.

Cuban said that unvaccinated people are “bringing Germany to the brink of despair”, adding that “it is impossible to close the door every winter.”

In the context of the Covid crisis in Germany, political negotiations for the formation of a new coalition government have been ongoing. However, negotiations between the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the Liberal Democratic Party are expected to end at any time, and the alliance agreement is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

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