Making the vaccination mandatory was high time. Here in Austria it will become so in February 2022. I am grateful even if one might wonder if it is not a little late.
We have seen similar laws before, for example in connection with the plague, lockjaw (Tetanus), and last but not at all least polio. All of them are dreadful diseases.
COVID-19 is no different. The sickness makes breathing a pain, weakens the whole immune system, weakens the heart, and more. People die, every day. Since the pandemic started, millions of people have died all around the world.
‘Long-COVID’ is known already as a combination of conditions that persist often more than a year after getting through the sickness: Breathing impediment, a weak heart, weakened immune system and more. For all those who actually caught the disease it means: More pain.
It is an almost noble idea to try and get people who are doubtful or even in denial to be vaccinated without making laws to ultimately punish.
But there are limits to everything.
Children as well as grown-ups suffer from these lockdowns, close, open, close again. Wear masks, observe physical distance.
Of course there are those that are lucky: They know what working in the home office means. Who have devices all around them.
But a pandemic and people’s lives as well as businesses are no game, no monopoly!
Let’s remember for all those details we get every other second on all channels:
Viruses follow patterns. They have for millions of years on this planet.
This grave sickness is real and it is severe, not just a photo on Instagram.
To get vaccinated is a social and communal duty!