Children and teenagers rarely get a chance to speak in the Corona crisis. For this reason, our editor Edith Brötzner decided without further ado to ask the youngest of our society how they experience Corona, measures and compulsory vaccination and what options there are to counteract the division. In an interview, he explains how fourteen-year-old, mask-less Sebastian is doing in everyday life.
An interview with Edith Brötzner
He experiences the Corona period as a stressful time, with a lot of arguments both among friends and in the family. Many of his friends support – in contrast to Sebastian – the corona vaccination, mask and vaccination. This always provides a topic for discussion. What he misses most is the meetings with his friends and social contacts that were lost during the Corona period due to measures and divisions. The young person is not convinced of the obligation to vaccinate. “We don’t need them. Everyone should decide for themselves.” Sebastian survived Corona himself and does not see the disease as a threat. On the other hand, the student who attends a technical school for social professions perceives the Covid measures as very stressful and exaggerated.
Teachers bully students because they are mask-free and unvaccinated
He doubts whether the measures and masks will achieve what we are told. In any case, the mask is not healthy in his eyes. Sebastian’s “normal”, typical daily routine sounds bleak and exhausting. The teachers tease Sebastian and scold him because he is the only student who is not vaccinated and mask-free and does not test himself either. He is now used to sharp reports. “If you don’t put on a mask, you can go straight to the principal. Then we’ll call your parents.” – This sentence is almost the order of the day for him.
Unlike the teachers, his classmates don’t care whether he wears a mask or not. Many of his classmates had a hard time after the vaccination, says the teenager. Some had no problems after vaccination. and Corona has caught many children, although they are vaccinated. If he were Federal President, Sebastian would abolish the measures and the obligation to vaccinate. Then there would be no “2G”.
Children do not take off masks even though they are not feeling well
The student is convinced: “Something can only really change if he is no longer the only “unmasked person” and more children do without masks and tests. Then maybe the teachers would finally understand.” Sebastian is happy that his parents take a critical view of the measures. Many of his classmates are not doing so well. They follow the measures because they hear it from their parents and don’t dare to say anything. Besides, it would be urgently necessary for the students to talk to the teachers about how they are really doing. The parents, too, thinks Sebastian, should urgently be informed that the children with the masks are in a bad way – if they don’t already know about it. Although the classmates are not doing well, the student says, no one dares to take off the mask.
“If you have common sense, you can tell for yourself that something is wrong.”
Sebastian gets his info from Insta or from MFG and is convinced: “If you have common sense, you can tell for yourself that something is wrong.” Very few in his circle of friends are afraid of Corona. They got vaccinated mainly for pubs, parties and cinemas. The young person sees the chance of an end to the division in peaceful, non-aggressive discourse. He already knew something was wrong in the second lockdown when he took off his mask. Although people often give him funny looks, he never wears a mask and has never been punished for it. He knows that nothing can happen to him and ignores the wry looks. In principle, he does not discuss Corona with masked people. Sebastian speaks out what many of us have already repressed or forgotten:
Those who go shopping without a mask are not peculiar. That’s actually what is normal. What’s really weird is that it’s now become normal for people to wear a mask while shopping.