Saturday 26 December 2020
Criticism of the federal government before vaccination starts
Lindner: Germany is badly prepared
The preparations for the corona vaccinations are in full swing in Germany. From this Sunday vaccination should take place. But according to FDP leader Christian Linder, “there is still a lot to do” so that the vaccination campaign works as planned. The federal government has not created a clear legal basis.
Immediately before the start of the corona vaccinations, FDP chairman Christian Lindner sees room for improvement. “We are not adequately prepared for vaccination,” he said. The FDP would have liked a clear legal basis for this, because such important questions of life and death should be resolved on a broad basis. “When it comes to the question of logistics, we should use the resident medical area as soon as possible in addition to the vaccination centers, so that we can make rapid progress with the vaccination.”
“But the third most important requirement is, of course, that we get enough doses of the vaccine,” emphasized the chairman of the Free Democrats. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn made promises here. But: “There is still a lot to be done so that this can also be practically guaranteed. The goal in terms of supply and logistics must be to be able to vaccinate a sufficiently large section of the population who wants this for themselves as quickly as possible. That is a key also to further normalize life. “
Lindner advocated an “acceptance and information campaign” so that people could decide on the basis of scientific information whether or not they wanted to be vaccinated voluntarily. “Anyway, I’ll get vaccinated as soon as it’s my turn.” However, he fully understands that, according to the set priorities, his turn is later than, for example, medical professionals or elderly people.
Lindner appealed to the federal government not to let the lockdown period pass unused. “After this emergency brake, a new strategy must be established which, in conjunction with an improved Corona warning app, better balances health protection with freedom across the board, which acts regionally more consistently than before, and on the other hand very effective protection for vulnerable groups organized.”