Controversial advance in Switzerland!
In our neighboring country, there are increasing voices from politicians and health experts who are calling for publicly visible identification of unvaccinated persons. This is what the news portal “nau.ch” reports. Geriatric nurses are said to be affected initially, but also for doctors, employees in clinics and carers and educators in daycare centers.
For example, the National Council member and head of the Green Liberal Party, Jürg Grossen, demands: “Nurses, carers in homes, staff in daycare centers and so on could, for example, wear stickers that show whether they are vaccinated or not.”
The “middle” politician and President of the Health Commission, Ruth Humbel, on the other hand, demands that non-vaccinated people be made widely recognizable by wearing a mask. She told “nau.ch” that “insofar as it is medically and epidemiologically justified, people who have been vaccinated in the healthcare system should also be exempted from wearing a mask”. If everyone else were exempted from this relief, “it would be clear who was vaccinated and who was not vaccinated”.
Since Switzerland could not introduce compulsory vaccination due to its constitution, the aim is to increase the pressure on non-vaccinated people, said Humbel in an interview. It is important that during the forthcoming fourth wave of the virus, “no consideration” is given to those who have not been vaccinated.
Other politicians in Switzerland, on the other hand, are calling for the vaccination passport to be expanded in order to encourage the population to get vaccinated – especially for young people! The “Sonntags Zeitung” told Green Liberal President Grossen that the obligation to show a vaccination pass could be extended “to smaller events such as theaters and cinemas or for banquets in restaurants” in order to give “young people” an incentive to vaccinate .
The President of the Swiss Vaccination Commission, Christoph Berger, also believes that it makes sense to expand vaccination certification – and not only if those affected want to take part in events, but also if they want to go about their normal work.
“It would be important to have a certificate for staff who have patient or customer contact,” says the health expert. This should increase the pressure on teachers, daycare workers and service personnel in Switzerland.