A Whooping 5 Percent of Uninjected Germans Say Hardline Vaccine Passports May Get Them to Kneel
Majority of unvaccinated Germans ‘unlikely to ever get Covid jabs’
As Germany considers how to boost its vaccinate rate, a new poll suggests that people who have until now chosen to remain unvaccinated against Covid are unlikely to be convinced.
According to a recent survey carried out by Forsa on behalf of the Ministry for Health, around two thirds of people (65 percent) said there was “no way” they would get a Covid jab in the next two months.
In the survey data obtained by Redaktionsnetwerk Deutschland, 23 percent said they would “probably not” get their Covid shots in the near future, while two percent said they would “definitely not” get vaccinated at any point.
Just 10 percent of the 3,000 respondents said they would “probably” get vaccinated in the coming months or remained undecided.
The news comes amid spiralling infection rates and a steep rise in the number of patients in intensive care units in Germany – most of whom are unvaccinated.
The president of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, told the Augsburger Allgemeine on Thursday that unvaccinated people were risking their own lives, and those of others, and urged people to get the jabs.
On Thursday, more than 28,000 new Covid infections were reported within a day, while the 7-day incidence of Covid infections also jumped to 130 per 100,000 people.
Hard to convince
The poll makes for disheartening reading for government ministers who have been struggling to convince the undecided to get their jabs to avoid a difficult autumn and winter.
In a press conference alongside the Robert Koch Institute’s Lothar Wieler and Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), Thomas Mertens from the Standing Vaccinations Committee (STIKO) said he believed that vast majority of unvaccinated people were “not hardliners” but simply on the fence.
However, the results of the survey, which was conducted in late September and early October, suggest that people with doubts about vaccinations are generally more set in their ways than previously assumed.
For example, 89 percent of the respondents had said that it would have no influence on their own willingness to be vaccinated if the intensive care units once again reached their capacity limits. [Which is a lie.]
Just five percent revealed that they would be more like to get a Covid jab if hospitals were overwhelmed with patients. [Another lie.]
Furthermore, it appears that any moves to reward vaccination or restrict the rights of the unvaccinated generally makes people less likely to go and jet their jabs.
In fact, 27 percent of people said the introduction of ‘2G’ rules (i.e. entry policies allowing only vaccinated and recovered people in public places) would have a negative effect on their decision to get the jabs, while just five percent said it would have a positive impact.
Meanwhile, 22 percent of people said they were less likely to get vaccinated after the introduction of paid-for tests, while just three percent said they were more likely to.
Even if politicians pledged to lift all Covid restrictions would be lifted once a certain vaccination quota had been reached, 86 percent of the unvaccinated said it wouldn’t affect their decision to steer clear of the vaccine.
For the vast majority of people, external influences like government policy had no impact on their vaccination decision whatsoever.
Source: The Local