All those who, according to science, can no longer spread the virus, can no longer be denied freedom and self-determination for a day.
By Angelica Slavic
Of course, the idea of giving more immunity to vaccinated people than others is unfair. The very idea is that there may be a group that can enjoy open restaurants and careless travel, while the lockdown has horrifying unannounced sit and study quarantine rules. And yet it is bound to bring this injustice to the fore.
Because even though the discussion is now taking place after a move by Health Minister Jens Spahn, always speaking of “privileges” for those who are vaccinated, one must not forget: all these freedoms are not a privilege. You are a fundamental right. Restricting these fundamental rights can only be considered in exceptional cases – and yes, the epidemic justifies this exception. The congested intensive care units testify to this, with more than 77,000 deaths occurring in Germany alone.
All those who, according to science, can no longer spread the virus, can no longer be denied freedom and self-determination for a day. It is painful for those who have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated. But unlike many other injustices caused by an epidemic, it can send at least one positive signal. It reads: There is a life after this.
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