In Switzerland, the corona measures remain comparatively moderate and manageable. In Germany there is the real “rule horror” like that “Picture” headlines. And it will be expensive for those who still do not get vaccinated. In mid-July, Chancellor Angela Merkel (67) promised: “There will be no compulsory vaccination.” Such is now introduced as if through the back door. Those who do not get vaccinated will be asked to pay. And this in times of crisis.
The German government hopes that the obligation to pay will also increase the willingness of doubters and skeptics to vaccinate. Freedoms like those in England, Denmark or Switzerland are not promised.
“People who have not been vaccinated in Germany are increasingly being degraded to second-class citizens,” rumbles the largest newspaper not only in Germany, but also in Europe. Anyone who could get vaccinated but do not do so by October 11th will have to pay for rapid tests themselves in the future. The compulsory test for unvaccinated people who have not recovered applies indoors if the incidence of seven days is 35 or more.
Additional monthly costs of up to 300 euros per family
The “Citizen Test” costs 12.50 euros. That means extra costs of 50 euros when a family of four with two adult children visit a restaurant. If you still want to go to the gym, the hairdresser and the cinema, the new editions will quickly tear a hole in your wallet.
Unvaccinated families can expect extra costs of 200 to 300 euros, the newspaper calculates. Costs that vaccinated and convalescent people do not have to pay. You are exempt from testing, although vaccinated people can also become infected and contact persons can be shown to be infected. On the other hand, the risk of vaccinated people is far lower, seriously ill with Covid-19.
Compensation for unvaccinated people demanded
“Billions of people around the world would be grateful for the injection that millions and millions of privileged Europeans disdain, whether out of laziness or indifference, out of medical or state skepticism,” comments the FAZ. It is “not unfair” that those who do not want to be vaccinated will soon have to stay at home or spend money. But there will be “millions of people who have not been vaccinated even in winter. You will look for and find ways without expensive testing. “
Compensation payments are already being demanded for unvaccinated people who do not test themselves and are excluded from certain things in public life. “Of course, restrictions lead to economic effects,” said Friedrich Straetmanns (60), left-wing spokesman in the Bundestag, the magazine «Focus». The government had to “think about how to compensate financially”. (kes)