The Guardian reports: Austria is to become the first European country to make vaccinations against covid-19 mandatory, and will go into its fourth nationwide lockdown for at least 10 days from Monday, the chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, has announced.
The government said it was preparing the legal groundwork for a general vaccine mandate to come into effect from 1 February, with exemptions for those unable to receive a jab on medical grounds.
The age from which people will be required to be vaccinated has not yet been determined, the government said.
Those refusing to be vaccinated are likely to face administrative fines, which can be converted into a prison sentence if the fine cannot be recovered. (…)
The national lockdown is expected to last until 12 December but could be reevaluated after 10 days if the Covid situation has improved. Nurseries and schools will stay open but mask-wearing is mandatory in classrooms and pupils can choose to study remotely without a note from a doctor.
Lockdown rules would end for vaccinated people from 12 December but stay in place for those who declined to take the jab.
Those who have got their second jab will in the future only be considered fully immunised for seven rather than nine months, and can get their booster shot after four months.
The former chancellor Kurz, who resigned amid a corruption inquiry in mid-October, had assured the public in July that “for everyone who is vaccinated, the pandemic is now over”. (…)
In particular, the planned general vaccine mandate drew heavy criticism from the opposition benches in parliament. “From this day Austria is a dictatorship,” said Herbert Kickl of the far-right Freedom party, which has advocated scientifically unproven alternative treatments against coronavirus infections, such as the anti-parasite drug ivermectin.(Read the full article here.)
It should be noted that “far-right” is a pejorative term and that ivermectin has been shown to be both safe and effective, as confirmed by reputable physicians from several countries.
The covid so-called vaccine is unnecessary and dangerous. There are more adverse reactions and deaths reported than all previous vaccines together. These reports are either ignored or underreported in the mainstream media.
View adverse reactions and deaths reported in the UK on Yellow Card (only 1-10% are reported): https://yellowcard.ukcolumn.org/yellow-card-reports
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