There is a lot of screaming among innkeepers: the introduction of the 3G rules already resulted in a significant drop in sales – but now that only those who can be proven to have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are allowed to go to bars, there is finally a lull.
A comment by Vanessa Renner
In the Hamburg restaurant Hansekai, sales fell by 70% after the introduction of the 2G rule, reports about that Handelsblatt. Managing director Jan Matthiesen was frustrated – not a single guest appeared in one evening. Christmas parties were canceled, the otherwise lucrative Christmas business is suffering immensely. Matthiesen cannot expect solidarity, however, because he shows no trace of it himself. He demands: “There must be a ‘vaccination bang’ or even compulsory vaccination as soon as possible.” If that doesn’t help either, you have to rely on temporary closings (read: a real lockdown).
The fact that after a de facto forced vaccination, which they only endure to avoid horrific fines or imprisonment, willingly sit down in Matthiesen’s Hansekai to counteract its loss of sales, this idea can of course be laughed at heartily. Many citizens have recognized in the context of the so-called “pandemic” that they can send a clear signal to the system by withdrawing their financial contributions – and they make good use of it. After all, you can also meet at home.
90% drop in sales with 2G plus
The Institute of German Economy calculatedthat the widespread introduction of 2G for the catering industry in December alone will reduce revenues in the industry by a proud billion. The 2G rule is already out of date in many places: Since vaccinated persons contribute to the infection process just as much as unvaccinated persons, “2G plus” already applies in several federal states. – In other words: Even vaccinated people unfortunately have to stay outside unless they have a current negative Covid test. For many restaurateurs this corresponds to a “lockdown through the back door”, because those already under 2G can hardly be lifted current costs could definitely no longer be covered in this way. Many a restaurant operator is already assuming a drop in sales 90% off. That some “boosted” people, far from any scientific evidence, are exempted from the 2G-plus rule, doesn’t help either.
With demands like those from Jan Matthiesen, innkeepers themselves ensure in many cases that customers turn their backs on them in the long term. Quite a few citizens show no understanding for the fact that the catering industry is involved in division and discrimination, willingly endorses all proven senseless political regulations and then also demands support from the population. Even if these critical people are not in the majority, the industry feels very well when these people stay away from companies and no longer spend money on their services.
However, there are also positive examples in which operators advocate real solidarity – even when they are confronted with headwinds from bleating vaccination fascists. The “Free Coffee for Unvaccinated” campaign by the “Wonder Waffel” chain, for example, generated waves of encouragement in the social networks – even if the mainstream preferred to focus only on the criticism of the other side. The offer was valid for everyone – except that unvaccinated people should not be excluded here as an exception. The company reacted in a relaxed manner, emphasizing that many people thanked for the campaign and stated: “We already thought that there would be people who would like to get it wrong. Many people enjoy seeing others suffer. ”