Monday, December 6, 2021

In Poland leftist parties demand compulsory vaccinations, hope for mass protests

 On Sunday, the Left presented a bill on the compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 for adults; unvaccinated persons would be subject to a fine. Party leaders appealed to other formations to support this solution.

Our proposal for compulsory vaccinations against COVID-19 is an attempt to force the government that wants to wait out the pandemic to act - said Krzysztof Gawkowski, chairman of the Left club. “I don't want to force vaccinations. I am against the lockdown, but if it is introduced one day because an average of 500 people a day die, I would like people who are vaccinated to be able to live normally,” said the chairman of the Democratic Left Alliance and Deputy Speaker of the Sejm Włodzimierz Czarzasty.

"Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, we will present tightening in connection with the holidays and the omicron mutation. We will strengthen the mechanisms of vaccination obligation" - Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a conference in the press center on the Polish-Belarusian border. "We are considering strengthening the restrictions on the unvaccinated," added the head of government.

Presidential Minister Andrzej Dera in Polsat News pointed out that vaccines work against viruses that do not mutate, and a vaccine that keeps up with mutations has not yet been invented. "This problem is related to the flu and the coronavirus," he added.

"We should encourage people without scaring them, as the Left is trying to do because there are many people who cannot get vaccinated" - he assessed. "And what? Are we supposed to throw them into the social margin? No. Anyone who would like to get vaccinated can get vaccinated" - he said.