Austrian police go hunting for the unvaxxed in retail stores

This is a week or so old, but its still a pretty important data point on how the Austrians are demonizing those who chose personal medical freedom over those who sacrificed to the collective-state.

Please see the story at RAIR

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  1. It;s official. First mandatory vaccination measures, with fines as sanction.
    Austria is the first, who will follow?

    Austria back in lockdown ahead of mandatory vaccine policy
    Austria awoke on Monday to its fourth national lockdown since the start of the pandemic.
    Through mid-December, Austrians will only be allowed to leave home for work, essential shopping and exercise, measures intended to put a brake on infections that have quadrupled in a month. Restrictions may last longer for the unvaccinated.
    The Central European nation is also about to become a testing ground for overcoming vaccine skeptics, with mandatory vaccinations due to kick in from February. That would be the first such policy by a country in Europe.
    Once the vaccine mandate is implemented, fines could reach 3,600 euros ($4,060), and 1,500 euros in the case of booster shots, according to Minister for the Constitution Karoline Edtstadler. Authorities will only impose the penalty if an offer for a vaccine appointment is rejected.
    The government’s moves sparked furious protests in Vienna, where an estimated 40,000 people, led by the right-wing Freedom Party, took to the streets on Saturday. Banners and placards demanded “Freedom” and “Hands off our children.”
    Austria’s vaccine program stalled after a fast start in the spring. Short of 66% of people are fully inoculated, among the lowest rates in Western Europe.
    “When people in a free and pluralistic society continuously ignore responsibility, it needs to become an obligation,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said in an interview with the Kurier newspaper published on Sunday.
    Austria may provide a blueprint for countries to its east where vaccination rates are even lower and virus deaths have been surging. But it will also be an example of the risks of doing crisis management too late, said Thomas Hofer, a political analyst and consultant in Vienna.
    “Leadership and Austrian politics don’t wash well together,” Hofer said by phone. “They didn’t do it in a moment of strength but in a position of real weakness.”

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