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COVID-19, Germany considers mandatory vaccinations to stop the fourth wave

COVID-19 Germany: Germany could introduce mandatory vaccinations to stop the fourth wave due to the increase in the number of infections. The debate is starting to intensify.

Serious epidemiological situation

The epidemiological situation in Germany is becoming increasingly difficult with each passing day pushing for the proposal of mandatory vaccination.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the weekly incidence of confirmed covid-19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany has reached 312, a value six times higher than the threshold of 50 in which effective follow-up is possible.

This is also the maximum value since the beginning of the pandemic. This was determined mainly by the infection rate in Bavaria, where the average incidence is 554.2 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants with a peak of 1,280.8 in the Rottal-Inn district.

The latest bulletin issued by RKI said that, in the last 24 hours there have been 32,048 infections and 265 deaths, of which 77 arise from the Bavarian region alone.

Bavaria has seen such great numbers of infections that stricter rules have been introduced such as the obligation to be vaccinated or cured of Covid to gain admission into restaurants and hotels, as well as wearing a mask in all enclosed spaces.

Germany, the debate on the obligation to vaccinate is on

As the number of infections increases, the debate over whether to introduce compulsory vaccination for the entire population is starting to ignite.

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Restrictions for the whole population

Law professor Anna Katharina Mangold of the University of Flensburg, who herself wrote a constitutional complaint against night-time restrictions under the federal emergency brake, now considers “national measures to restrict contacts against the entire population” as being allowed.

Overcrowded intensive care units can threaten the health of all people.

Lawyer Andrea Kießling from Ruhr Bochum University, on the other hand, believes that restrictions should be differentiated. We wrote about therm here: Germany Coronavirus: Restrictions for the unvaccinated

Hinnerk Wißmann of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster recommends in a statement for the Bundestag’s legislative procedure that compulsory vaccination be considered “before general blockages for schools or universities are taken into account”. He describes this as a “gentler remedy.”