In a conversation in Berlin with the broadcaster RBB, the controversial professor said “We are now entering a phase where the state of emergency will be the norm. From now on we will always be in a state of emergency. Climate change will inevitably bring more pandemics. It would also lead to greater water shortages, and this to new wars.” The occasion was the presentation of his book “Before it’s too late”.
A year ago he was quoted in the “Welt” as saying “We therefore need measures to deal with climate change that are analogous to the restrictions on personal freedom in the fight against the pandemic.”
He can only imagine openings before Easter from the end of March/beginning of April. While compulsory vaccination has been canceled in Austria, he believes that the pace of vaccination must be significantly increased. He continues to urge caution. “You mustn’t distribute the bear’s skin before it’s been shot,” warns Lauterbach.