Above all, it is legal concerns that Margreiter argues why he spoke out against compulsory vaccination on Thursday, even though a majority of NEOS voted in favor. From his point of view, the Constitutional Court has the last word anyway and the lawyer has doubts that the green light will come from there. “The assessment of proportionality will not be about the number of infections, but about the burden on the hospitals. And there is hope, at least according to recognized experts,” says Margreiter.
The threatened fines are also causing him stomach ache. The reason: the proportion of unvaccinated people is comparatively highest in low-income households. “Here the fines are likely to be irrecoverable,” says Margreiter. He is also not sure whether the vaccination rate in this segment will increase significantly.
The vote was not about the pros and cons of the vaccination, as Margreiter (he is vaccinated himself) explains on the short message service Twitter, but also about the general identification requirement in the slipstream of the new law. Specifically, he refers to the controls by the police. In his opinion, the arguments against compulsory vaccination prevail. However, he expressly welcomes vaccination against the corona virus.