“If it leads to negative emotion about vaccination, and that seems to me to be the case, then it’s probably wiser to abolish vaccination,” Hacker said. However, that does not mean that vaccination should be abolished. Motivation is needed here. Because the omicron wave was only less of a burden for the hospitals because the vaccination rate was high, he pointed out.
Unfortunately, Hacker was also right about the number of infections. The forecasts have been showing for many weeks that there will be a summer wave. That is why the mask requirement in Vienna has not been completely abolished and is still being maintained on public transport. However, it is now becoming apparent that the hospitals are again heavily burdened – also because there are fewer employees there during the holiday season. There is also a risk of an autumn wave.