A couple of days ago I posted about Austria’s lockdown of the unvaxed, and titled it “Austria Goes Full Retard”. Well, I was wrong: That wasn’t the full retard. That was partial retard. Austria has now announced a mandatory vaccination for all adults.
Many thanks to László for translating this announcement from ORF, the Austrian state broadcaster:
General vaccination mandatory from February 1
A general vaccination mandate is being prepared with immediate effect, and is to take effect February 1. Those who still do not want to be vaccinated will face administrative penalties. “For a long time, the consensus in this country was that we didn’t want compulsory vaccination,” [Chancellor] Schallenberg said. “For a long time, perhaps too long,” it was assumed that it would be possible to achieve a high vaccination rate even without compulsory vaccination. Now we have to face reality, he said.
I titled this post “Dachau on the Danube” because in addition to Vienna, Budapest is also on the Danube.
If you’re a fan of Hungary, as I am, read it and weep (also translated by László):
Hungarian PM Orbán: “We will not be able to avoid that everyone ends up getting vaccinated”
“Anti-vaxxers either take the vax or die”
[PM Orbán] sees no other solution; 6 million people are vaccinated, everyone else is in imminent danger — in the end everyone will have to be vaccinated. But you can’t have a policeman escorting you to the vaccination.
The Prime Minister says that everyone who is not vaccinated is a danger not only to themselves but also to others.
The cause of the problem, he says, is that not everyone is vaccinated. “We will not be able to avoid that everyone ends up getting vaccinated,” the Prime Minister said.
You can trust the vaccine, just as we get vaccinated against chicken pox, mumps and many deadly diseases in childhood, the PM said. “Anti-vaxxers either take the vax or die”, he added.