Germany delays Covid vaccine authorization – Media – Action News Now

Local media said that Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, planned to introduce mandatory Covid-19 jabs in March to be infeasible

Media reports stated that Germany’s nationwide mandatory Covid-19 vaccination plan may not be realized soon, not because of lack of willingness, but because of bureaucratic obstacles.

In November, then German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Olaf Scholz) told Germany’s ZDF broadcasting company that he expected to introduce a nationwide vaccination mission in February or March. However, according to the “Daily Mirror” report, now the rule may not take effect until May or even June.

The newspaper said that the delay does not indicate that the Schultz government’s determination to vaccinate Germans has weakened, but merely due to a series of bureaucratic obstacles.

The issue is expected to be debated in the Bundestag in late January at the latest-and since most of February is scheduled for holidays, the vote may not be passed until late March. German media said that the bill will then be submitted to the upper house-the Bundestag-may not be approved until April, which means that the bill may not take effect before the beginning of May, unless a special parliamentary meeting is called.

Dirk Wiese, the MP in charge of the project and a member of Scholz’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), believes that there is no need to worry.He told the Daily Mirror that this task would not have “short term” In any case, its purpose is more as “Be prepared for the coming autumn and winter.”

The mission may also face opposition from the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP), a junior ruling coalition member who appears to be increasingly critical of the initiative.

FDP health expert Andrew Ullmann told dpa news agency that once Covid-19 adapts to the population to the extent that it will only cause mild symptoms, any “The debate about compulsory vaccination will become redundant.”

Ullmann believes that Germany should follow Italy’s example. Italy only implements mandatory vaccination for people 50 years and older.

So far, the Bundestag has only implemented mandatory vaccination of medical experts and nursing home staff in mid-March. Germany also failed to achieve Scholz’s goal of vaccinating at least 80% of its population with at least one dose of vaccine by January 7. As of Sunday, January 9, approximately 75% of Germans had received a dose of the vaccine.

According to the government, nearly 72% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and more than 42% of the population has received at least one booster shot. data.

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