Austria Imposes New Lockdown — Only Targets Unvaccinated
(by Luis Miguel | The New American) – Beginning Monday, Austrian authorities will be going forward with a lockdown that exclusively targets the unvaccinated in two regions with reportedly rising COVID-19 cases.
Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg on Friday announced that unvaccinated individuals who live in the regions of Upper Austria and Salzburg will only be allowed to leave their homes for specific reasons, such as grocery shopping or doctor’s appointments.
Schallenberg declared that he and other Austrian leaders will reconvene on Sunday to finalize the implementation next week.
“The aim is very clear: that we give the green light this Sunday for a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated,” the chancellor said.
At a separate news conference on Friday, Austrian Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein said that the government will mandate vaccination for health care workers, though he did not specify when the measure will be implemented.
Last week, the Austrian government enacted restrictions banning the unvaccinated from attending recreational venues such as salons, restaurants, theaters and bars.
“A lockdown for the unvaccinated means one cannot leave one’s home unless one is going to work, [essential] shopping, stretching one’s legs—namely exactly what we all had to suffer through in 2020,” Schallenberg said Thursday. He also called the country’s 65 percent vaccination rate “shamefully low.”
On Friday, Austria reported detecting more than 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the prior 24 hours.
European countries are returning to lockdowns amid a surge in infections. The Netherlands, for example, is going back to lockdown mode even though 82 percent of the population has been vaccinated. Germany is asking people to stay away from large events.
There have been many cases of individuals dying suddenly after getting the COVID-19 injection. As The New American reported, a healthy 15-year-old boy from Santa Rosa, California, died two days after receiving a Pfizer shot on June 7.
According to the Death Investigation Synopsis Report:
The decedent was found unresponsive in his bedroom after his mother was checking on his welfare long after he was supposed to wake in the morning. The decedent was pronounced dead at the scene due to obvious death. The decedent had been in good health with no medical history and had received his second Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination approximately two days before his death.
Former Pfizer executive Dr. Michael Yeadon has raised the alarm about the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and others, pointing to the “statistically huge increases in collapsing / dying fit sportspeople” among those who have taken the vaccine. A TNA article by Veronika Kyrylenko specifically lists many athletes, individuals in prime physical condition, who have either died or experienced serious health issues after being vaccinated. Read Full Article >