“In contrast to the Delta variant, Omikron does not attack the upper respiratory tract and, in mild cases, especially not the lungs. Pneumonia can only develop in severe cases. The panic was completely exaggerated ”- that was not what the one hundred and twenty-third microbiologist from Gramatneusiedl presented by the ORF or a statistician from Hintertupfing said, but Angelique Coetzee. The South African doctor discovered and researched the COVID mutation Omikron. And so she should definitely know what she is talking about.
The eXXpress report on Angelique Coetzee’s clear statements should not have reached the Ministry of Health: The green Minister of Health, blowing his nose in front of the TV cameras, continues to stir the panic drum – Wolfgang Kassandra Mückstein already knows that Christmas 2022 will also take place Will fear. And he also immediately issued the order that all Austrian schoolchildren must wear the protective masks in their classes until February 28th, i.e. another 60 days. Kassandra already knows at the beginning of January what the Corona situation will be in 40 or 50 days in Austria.
In its desperation before the incalculable, the federal government wants to be even better, more cautious, more caring than all other governments worldwide with the hyperactivity of an unsympathetic model student: it is issuing an almost uncontrollable distance rule in the open air and unclear masking requirement. Also new: the 2-G rule for all shopping customers who only come to the shop after having been in the shop for minutes. Paying at the cash register must be checked. Mückstein’s order is about as useful in fighting pandemics as compulsory post-coital condoms.
But it is no longer the arsenal of measures itself that irritates many Austrians. Rather, the condescending tone, the mockery of “unvaccinated”, but also of “vaccination fanatics” poisons our society.
Many politicians and their helpers in their communication staff and also in some media do everything to divide even more. The best example: The behaviorally original press spokesman for the Vienna SPÖ City Councilor for Health ridiculed the 40,000 participants in the Saturday demo on Twitter as idiots who would not notice that they were being forcibly vaccinated from the sewer system. His fans applaud the rather cheap abuse at the expense of the demonstrators, who, as taxpayers, also finance the salary of the media spokesman for the city of Vienna.
However, his bosses in Vienna and their federal politicians do much more damage than the funny press spokesman, who with their threats and even harsher penalties still do not understand one thing: No matter why someone criticizes the Corona measures or is afraid of the vaccination – it is Austrians who so far have done nothing, absolutely nothing. You just think differently.
Even if this attitude is viewed by many as unreasonable: The fellow citizens who do not want to be vaccinated or who criticize the Corona measures have not done anything, they are still our fellow citizens, friends, our professional colleagues. And no: You do not endanger us vaccinated much more than any other vaccinated person who carries the infection, this has long been medically proven.
But what is wrong with our Austria that we can no longer respectfully live with people who think differently? In this unnecessary conflict we are jeopardizing the great achievement of freedom of expression and the beautiful plurality of a democratic society. I would like to see a very clear joint warning from the Federal President and the Chancellor about this.