German Politicians Flirt With General Vaccination Obligation
More and more German politicians want a general vaccination obligation in the fight against the coronavirus. Future head of government Olaf Scholz has also expressed a positive opinion about it, German media report.
The social-democratic politician, who soon wants to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, would agree to it as a deputy in parliament.
Scholz would have said this during emergency consultations with Merkel and the leaders of the sixteen federal states about, among other things, the new Omicron corona variant.
According to health minister Jens Spahn, at least 50 million injections are still available until the end of this year. Efforts are also being made to get more, and he said when asked during the consultation whether enough vaccines would be available if there was an obligation.