The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, Dr. Andreas Gassen, is critical of the possibility of a general compulsory vaccination in Germany: He believes that a central vaccination register should be created promptly unrealistic, since this should take months to years – and herd immunity or even eradication of the corona virus “cannot be achieved with SARS-CoV-2 anyway”. This means that the declared goals of mandatory vaccination are no longer applicable.
Compared to the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Gassen stated that it would be better to concentrate on the current vaccination and booster campaigns instead of stirring up social conflicts by compulsory vaccination:
As long as there is no final answer to the essential questions, politicians should keep themselves covered with announcements of mandatory vaccinations, otherwise, on the one hand, unrealizable expectations will be aroused and, on the other hand, unnecessary social conflicts will be fueled.
If not significantly more people are vaccinated at the end of the day, The compulsory vaccination does not bring much, apart from massive anger, aggressive demonstrations and a flood of lawsuits.
Similar to the virologist Hendrik Streeck, he also pointed out the ineffectiveness of the vaccine:
You can’t seriously impose a vaccination on people and then find out that the vaccine only lasts a few months at a time.
Compulsory vaccination will deepen divisions
German politicians are currently outdoing themselves with their demands for a general compulsory Covid vaccination and the associated penalties for unvaccinated people. Candidates like Markus Söder even dared to assert, in this way the division of society would magically end. In truth, in this way you push people who justifiably refuse to interfere with their physical integrity with their backs to the wall – and thus only harden the fronts even further. Compulsory vaccination does not mean that people suddenly assess the Covid vaccine as “not so bad”, as Söder puts it. On the contrary: How good can something be that one has to be forced to do? It is well known that pressure creates counter pressure – and the resistance to mandatory vaccination is already growing noticeably. Andreas Gassen’s assessment that social conflicts are in truth only further fueled can be viewed here as the more realistic.