The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, or KBV for short) no longer sees any reason for the restrictions and demands an end to the “panic policy”. Since all citizens have access to the vaccine, they believe that the responsibility for their own health lies with them and not with the state.
KBV board chairman Stephan Hofmeister said Friday at a meeting of representatives in Berlin: “If forced vaccinations are not desirable – and I don’t want them either – then politically there is only one alternative: abolishing all state-initiated restrictions.
Since every German citizen can now protect himself through vaccination and it is also available, the responsibility no longer lies with the state, but with each individual. Polls show that people do not vaccinate as a protest against political pressure. Therefore, Hofmeister demanded: “The scaremongering and political panic must finally stop!”
He also criticized the politicians’ promise of booster vaccinations, even though there is still no recommendation on the matter from the Standing Committee on Vaccinations.