Coronavirus: President of the World Medical Association proposes compulsory vaccination for everyone in Europe (vids)
“The booster dose is very effective against Omicron mutation”
The President of the World Medical Association (WMA) Frank Ulrich Montgomery called on all citizens to be vaccinated with the booster dose against coronavirus, while expressing a positive view on the mandatory vaccination for all in Europe.
Mr. Montgomery spoke to the Athens Agency and said that he agrees with the mandatory vaccination because unvaccinated citizens put themselves and those around them in danger.
“There is no other alternative from vaccination and the risk is negligible “, says and emphasizes that “Memory vaccination is necessary for people over the age of 60, because their immune systems become much weaker and the risk of serious illness and the possibility of death is greatly increased.”
Wanting to ask scientists to be careful, he said that in the near future there may be other mutations such as Pi, Ro and Sigma. “Imagine the consequences of a mutation as deadly as the Ebola virus. That is why we must prevent mutations. “” Omicron “is more contagious than” Delta “, but not more deadly and as the epidemic models show, it will dominate around Christmas”.
Regarding the booster dose, he said:
“It is also very effective against ‘Micron’ because it greatly increases the number of antibodies. Even vaccinated people who get sick will have a much lighter progression of the disease. I advise everyone to do it as soon as possible.
On whether it is important to reduce the interval between the second and third dose:
“Yes, because we know from the evolution of antibodies that after 6 months, there is about 20-30% of immunity left. By getting the vaccine earlier we get more immunity, especially the vulnerable groups and those who come in frequent contact with coronavirus cases, such as the nursing staff. “I did it earlier.”
For the possibility of a fourth vaccine:
“Maybe, but if we are lucky and there are not many cases and other mutations will not be needed. “For some years, however, we have to protect ourselves with vaccines at regular intervals.”
For the fine to those who refuse to be vaccinated:
“If this is how we push them to be vaccinated then it is right, but I do not know if we will be able to pay and if we will approach them that way. If they suffer a restriction on their freedom as a result of not being vaccinated, they may reconsider.
Mandatory vaccination for everyone yes or no?
“I am in favor because the negatives, in addition to endangering themselves, also endanger the health of others. Of course we are not going to vaccinate them by force, but they have to suffer the consequences of their recklessness: not being able to travel, go to a concert or a restaurant. “I believe that there should be compulsory vaccination throughout Europe.”
If the vaccine has been tested:
“The investigation is not new at all. New is its use against a new virus. MRNA technology has been used for 20 years for drugs and the most important thing is that they are destroyed, disappear completely from the body in two days, while causing no long-term side effects or problems. We know this very well e.g. from cancer treatment. So the concerns are unfounded. “The real problem is that many no longer believe in science.”
Stricter measures need to be taken for the holiday season:
“Yes, I am absolutely in favor. The most effective measure is to limit the contacts, because it has a direct effect and restricts the transmission. The use of a mask, the observance of distances, the avoidance of gatherings are necessary measures. The opposite would be foolish. The virus lives by the fact that humans meet. “The consequence of these restrictions is that cases are declining in Germany.”
In case of a new lockdown:
“We have to take smart local measures and not impose a general one lockdown“because the citizens are tired and society will no longer participate.”
Regarding the unconstitutionality of the measures:
“The German Constitutional Court has ruled that they comply with the Constitution and the principle of proportionality because they are intended to protect the life and health of citizens. Many constitutionalists believe that the mandatory vaccine is also constitutional. The relevant controversies are completely legal
We live in democracies and we can have a different opinion, even a wrong one. But what is not allowed is violence. In my house they threw paint and wrote insulting slogans against me… Constitutional rights also contain duties.
“If my behavior leads to the transmission of the virus or the death of my fellow citizens, I will have to accept the restriction of my freedom as it stops where it touches the freedom of the other.”
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