The question posed by the ORF moderator in the “ZiB2” talk was not very aggressive anyway, but the SPÖ’s federal party leader was apparently very tense during the interview last night. Sentences like: “The goal is to set a goal together.”
And Pamela Rendi-Wagner also defended the discussed vaccination 500 for all third-vaccinated people with an interesting bill: It would not – as Armin Wolf said – cost the taxpayer 3.8 billion euros, but “only two billion” because that “anyway go back everything to the finance minister ”.
However, Rendi-Wagner’s expertise on the subject of quarantine times for the Omikron variant provided snappy comments on the social media platforms. The SPÖ boss said literally: “It is conceivable that the incubation period could be reduced to seven days.”
The federal party chairman is likely to have confused the incubation time with the quarantine time in the excitement: Of course, the incubation time, i.e. the duration between an infection with the omicron variant and the onset of the first symptoms, cannot be reduced by humans. According to previous experience, this is three to five days anyway. Infected people usually developed five symptoms from day one. However, they are contagious up to two days before the first symptoms appear.
Interesting in the statement by Rendi-Wagner: The “ZiB2” presenter, who otherwise always likes to interrupt his guests, left the SPÖ politician’s fierce mistake uncommented.
For the SPÖ, this week was not really a highlight in the party history anyway: The health spokesman for the SPÖ Upper Austria caused a lot of criticism when he called for prison sentences for unvaccinated people again (Rendi-Wagner had to emphasize that this was also in the “ZiB2” not party line).
And Hans Peter Doskozil snubbed the party leader with his absence from the red “exam of the unit” in Krems. A day later, the Burgenland governor informed the headquarters in Vienna’s Löwelstrasse via persse statement what he believed was right in the current corona situation.