FULL CIRCLE: Germany Locks ‘The Unvaccinated’ Away From ‘The Geimpft’ With More To Come
It was just the end of last month when Big League Politics last covered Germany back when the nation was considering expanding their already largely segregated society and taking it beyond just a local level. In many parts of the nation, only those who are jabbed, called “geimpft” in German, are able to normally participate in society while the rest are treated as outcasts. Sound familiar at all?
Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from the vast majority of stores, restaurants, sports facilities, and cultural venues on a nationwide basis, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday, and parliament will consider an even wider-reaching nationwide forced Covid-19 jab campaign to further compel those who dissent.
Merkel announced the measures after a meeting with federal and state leaders, claiming the steps are necessary to address concerns that hospitals could become overloaded with patients suffering from COVID-19 infections. The Chancellor appeared to offer zero evidence of this supposed threat of a hospital bed shortage.
“The situation in our country is serious,” Merkel reportedly told reporters in Berlin, calling the measures an “act of national solidarity.”
In addition to the lockdown, officials agreed on a nationwide requirement to force masks and new limits on private meetings as well.
Authorities in Germany also planned to fire staff in hospitals and nursing homes who do not take the Covid-19 shots. This plan to severely reduce medical staff comes in spite of continued repeated fears of pandemic-related ‘hospital bed shortages’ repeated both by Merkel and many other world leaders.
The even more contentious idea of imposing a general nationwide inoculation mandate was also proposed by Merkel and could take effect as soon as early February.
“In light of this situation, I really think it’s necessary to pass such a mandate,” Merkel said, adding that she gladly would have voted for it as a lawmaker.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who is expected to be elected chancellor next week, said he backs a forced nationwide inoculation effort but he favors letting lawmakers vote on the issue according to their personal conscience.
“If we had a higher vaccination rate, we wouldn’t be discussing this now,” he said.
Germany’s neighbor Austria also made headlines in the news, with lawmakers in the country currently scheming to impose a national vaccine mandate that seeks to actively fine and jail any citizens who dissent.