Today the German Bundestag is debating the introduction of compulsory vaccinations in Germany. Not only the population is expressing their dissatisfaction with this proven pointless project, which according to politicians like Hendrik Wüst (CDU) should serve as a “signal to the vaccinated” during demonstrations and walks: Economic experts are also concerned. One of them is Gesamtmetall President Dr. Stefan Wolf, who warns of an industrial collapse.
In an interview at “Picture Live” on yesterday, January 25, Wolf pointed out that a compulsory vaccination, which would go hand in hand with bans on the entry of unvaccinated people at the production sites, would lead to the collapse of the industry. Apparently he doesn’t think that compulsory vaccination will make people shoot. He estimates that around 700,000 professionals in the metal and associated supply industry are unvaccinated. His fear:
If vaccination becomes compulsory and they cannot continue to work, we are threatened with total collapse.
In many industrial sectors, production would come to a standstill and supply chains would be interrupted. Mechanical engineering and the electrical industry would also suffer. The lack of chips is already having a massive impact on the automotive industry:
If there were additional interruptions due to compulsory vaccination, Germany would no longer produce a single car.
In the interview, Wolf does not want to oppose the general obligation to vaccinate – but for the reasons mentioned, he advises against a ban on entry for unvaccinated people. He advocates further increasing the psychological pressure on the unvaccinated. In doing so, he forgets, of course, that all those who have remained Covid-vaccinated to date are likely to be better than average at withstanding psychological pressure. This resistance will not be broken even by a statutory vaccination requirement. On the contrary: the head of the panel doctor, Andreas Gassen, has already pointed out that the general obligation to vaccinate “apart from massive anger, aggressive demonstrations and a flood of lawsuits” shouldn’t do much. The more the pressure on unvaccinated people increases, the less priority it will have for them to get a job that supports compulsory vaccination. Unvaccinated professionals are certainly welcome, not least in countries with less fascist Covid policies. And if all production and supply chains come more and more to a standstill, the “good” vaccinated employees will also lose their jobs.
requirement of proportionality
The Presidents of Industry and employers’ association (BDI and BDA), meanwhile, are calling for proportionality to be maintained when introducing compulsory vaccination: If a mandatory corona vaccination is to take place “after all other means have been exhausted”, it must be “proportionate, comprehensible and practicable”. In view of the lack of effectiveness of the vaccine, this should actually be impossible. BDI and BDA also demand that the control and enforcement of compulsory vaccination is not passed on to companies. Since many politicians support the establishment of a national vaccination register to control the vaccination status of citizens tedious seems, but it could well come to the fact that, for example, employers should serve as vaccination inspectors. The scenario of entry bans for unvaccinated people feared by Stefan Wolf does not seem improbable.