It appears that Germany has not learned from its vicious past of picking a group and blaming every issue in the nation on them.
On Thursday the nation announced that it was locking down unvaccinated people as its leaders made a push to make the COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for everyone, CNN reported.
Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.
Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, following crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban.
The pair also backed proposals for mandatory vaccinations, which if voted through the parliament could take effect from February at the earliest.
Under the tightened restrictions, unvaccinated people can only meet two people from another household. Bars and nightclubs must shut down in areas with an incidence rate above 350 cases per 100,000 people over one week. And the country would limit the number of people at large events like soccer matches.
The announcement came during a press briefing by Chancellor Angela Merkel who officially ends her 16 years as the leader of Germany.
“We have understood that the situation is very serious and that we want to take further measures in addition to those already taken,” she said at the news conference. “The fourth wave must be broken and this has not yet been achieved.”
The mandatory vaccinations could begin in February 2022 after it is debated by the German Parliament and after guidance from Germany’s Ethics Council.
Germany’s neighbor, Austria, has already implemented mandatory vaccinations for its citizens.
Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced last month that his nation is placing millions of its citizens on lockdown if they are unvaccinated, Politico reported.
The lockdown is, essentially, home confinement for those who have not gotten one of the approved vaccines.
“The corona situation in Austria is serious,” the chancellor said. “We have to raise the vaccination quota, it’s shameful. Help us break this fourth wave, the only way is vaccination.”
The chancellor said weeks ago that it was likely that the unvaccinated would face a lockdown.
“The pandemic is not yet in the rearview mirror,” he said in October. “We are about to stumble into a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
“It is happening. Austria has announced they will have a lockdown for the unvaccinated. They will have police out on the streets checking peoples papers to see if their medical status allows them to be outside. Imagine telling someone this 1 year ago,” Swedish Journalist Peter Imanuelsen said.
It is happening.
Austria has announced they will have a lockdown for the unvaccinated.
They will have police out on the streets checking peoples papers to see if their medical status allows them to be outside.
Imagine telling someone this 1 year ago.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) November 14, 2021
And now European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it may be time to “potentially think about mandatory vaccination” for the entire Union.
“Two or three years ago, I would never have thought to witness what we see right now, that we have this horrible pandemic, we have the vaccines, the life-saving vaccines, but they are not being used adequately everywhere,” she said on Wednesday.
“How we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union, this needs discussion. This needs a common approach but it is a discussion that I think has to be led,” she said.
Locking people in their homes, check. Forcing them to take injections, check. The only thing left to do is start the camps.
When people can me made to inject substances into their own bodies or be labeled an inferior citizen and possibly a criminal, how much further will they go?
Study history. Governments do not give back power after you surrender it very often.