The following commentary by Steve MacDonald has been republished with permission from GraniteGrok.
Germany has gone “full Germany” on the subject of mask mandates. The new Infection Protection Act requires indoor masking for the unvaccinated beginning this fall. Those who have been jabbed three or more times but not in the past three months will also need to wear masks indoors.
To aid with enforcement, there is a color-coded Corona Warning App (CWA), so the jabbed and unjabbed can be promptly sorted at public venues like stores and restaurants. Like they do in China!
Depending on the color, the users then have different rights. A green code allows free movement, orange and red mean quarantine for up to two weeks. This is reported by the public broadcaster ORF.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health is on the mend after his corona infection. According to Lauterbach, things are “slowly improving”. Nevertheless, Covid-19 is “no small thing. Despite four vaccinations and Paxlovid, I had more severe symptoms than expected.”
When you let political science supersede medical (or climate) science, things don’t appear to make sense anymore. But on the bright side, you can also silence dissenters (or change the color code on their device to lock them down).
And again, as predicted, you can’t get jabbed enough to please these people even when everyone knows the vaccines don’t do what advocates have long claimed. But if you’ve been jabbed by the ineffective thing, you won’t have to wear the other thing that doesn’t stop the spread but might make it worse.
Before COVID, there was no practical use for medical or cloth masks to slow the spread of flu because, at best, they help spread it (there’s plenty of peer-reviewed data on that as well). But now, Germany is defining freedoms based on a vaccine and a mask that are ineffective, could poison or kill you and may make matters worse, and they are passing this off as public health policy.
More of what didn’t work in 2020 and 2021.