▷ CDU Science Minister Prien criticizes the desire for maximum protection against Corona

29.10.2021 – 01:00

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CDU Science Minister Prien criticizes the desire for maximum protection against corona

Schleswig-Holstein Minister of Education: “Other countries weigh risks much more differentiated” – Prien against compulsory vaccination for children under 12

Osnabrück. The Schleswig-Holstein Science Minister Karin Prien (CDU) welcomes the decision of the traffic light parties at federal level to end the national emergency on November 25th. However, a uniform basis for combating corona through the Infection Protection Act is still necessary, emphasized Prien in a conversation with the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. The Minister of Science also noted that Corona is still fundamentally classified differently from other diseases and life risks. There risks would be accepted without further ado, which many people with Corona wanted to avoid at all costs. However, this desire for maximum protection also harbors serious disadvantages at the expense of other health risks and legal interests. “Other countries weigh up these risks in a much more differentiated manner. We are far too unsuccessful in such a factual weighing process in the public debate, especially in favor of children and young people,” said Prien.

The CDU politician called, among other things, in accordance with the actually applicable resolution of the Bundestag, to look less at the 7-day incidence. “We have now vaccinated most of the people in the vulnerable groups. The 7-day incidence is therefore no longer of central importance,” said Prien of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. You have to see the key figure in conjunction with the hospitalization rate, the number of those who are treated in intensive care units, and the vaccination rate in the various age groups. In this phase of the pandemic, other health problems, freedoms and the right to education for children and young people should be given greater weight in the debate.

The Schleswig-Holstein Minister of Education spoke out against compulsory vaccination for children under 12 years of age. “A recommendation by the Stiko also for under 12-year-olds must not automatically lead to pressure on parents to have their children vaccinated. Such an appearance must also be avoided,” said Prien of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. The younger the children are, the more difficult the weighing process is. “I cannot imagine mass vaccinations in schools in this age group” – unlike in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, for whom there was a vaccination offer at schools in Schleswig-Holstein, the pediatrician is the right contact for children.

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