05.12.2021 – 16:25
Call for unity to politics
“Don’t campaign with the pandemic”
The Cologne internist Michael Hallek considers a third lockdown to be necessary. “Clear political communication is now very important,” said the director of Clinic I for Internal Medicine at the University of Cologne, the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” (ksta.de and Monday edition).
Reduced audience numbers, for example at soccer games, are already necessary, “especially when the number of cases increases and the Omikron mutant comes”. However, he would “not reduce life too much, because the same people would otherwise meet at 1. FC Köln games in private and in closed rooms”, ie Hallek with allusion to the discussion about reduced attendance in the football stadiums or even Ghost games of the Bundesliga.
As a “last measure”, Hallek spoke out in favor of a general compulsory vaccination. “But if we discuss it too much now, we are missing the chance to vaccinate quickly enough. All legal experts estimate that the process of introducing mandatory vaccination will take two to three months. If we haven’t succeeded by then, 95 at best Percent of the population should they come. “
With a view to the upcoming NRW state elections in May 2022, Hallek said that one should “not campaign” with the pandemic. Nations that had not campaigned would have gotten through the pandemic faster. In the most recent debates in the Düsseldorf state parliament, it has already been seen that “Corona measures are becoming the bone of contention for the parties who hope to provide the future government. These disputes unsettle the population and, in my opinion, are inappropriate in this form in the face of a national one Crisis of historic proportions. “
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