(by David McLoone | LifeSite News) – The president of the European Commission (EC) urged European Union (EU) member states Wednesday to “think about” introducing mandatory COVID shot measures throughout the bloc.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen lamented that around 33 percent of EU citizens have not yet received an abortion-tainted COVID jab and proposed a “common approach” among the 27 countries which are part of the EU.
“One-third of the European population is not vaccinated. These are 150 million people, this is a lot,” von der Leyen said, suggesting that “the vast majority” of the un-jabbed could be coerced into receiving the shot.
“I think it is understandable and appropriate to lead this discussion now [about] how we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union.”
“This needs discussion, this needs a common approach. This is a discussion which I think must be conducted,” she told the gathered journalists, admitting that “this is pure member state competence — it is therefore not up to me to give any kind of recommendation.”
The EC president said her “personal position” was that “we have the lifesaving vaccines, but they are not being used adequately everywhere, and this costs. This is an enormous health cost.”
Von der Leyen expressed her opinion that “full vaccination and boosters provide the strongest protection against COVID that is available now” and moved to create a sense of urgency around receiving a COVID jab, stating that we are in a “race against time” regarding the omicron variant.
“Scientists tell us we have to do everything possible to make the best out of the time we have till we have certainty about the characteristics of transmissibility and severity of Omicron,” she said. “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.”
In an accompanying press release, the European Commission president cited the newly identified omicron variant of the virus as potentially devastating the continent, categorizing the strain as “presumably highly contiguous” which therefore “calls for our utmost attention.” Read Full Article >