Germany Has Quietly Changed Its Infection Protection Act

Germany has quietly changed its Infection Protection Act, already on March 18, 2022. No mention of this in any newspaper, no public knowledge:

Paragraph 21: Vaccines
“In the case of a vaccination mandated on the basis of this law, or in case of one publicly recommended by the highest state health authority, or in case of a vaccination in accordance with Section 17a §2 of the Soldiers’ Act, vaccines may be used that contain microorganisms which can be excreted by the vaccinated person and subsequently ingested by other individuals. The fundamental right to physical/bodily integrity (Article 2, Paragraph 2, Clause 1 of the Grundgesetz/Constitution) is restricted in such cases.

Bei einer auf Grund dieses Gesetzes angeordneten oder einer von der obersten Landesgesundheitsbehörde öffentlich empfohlenen Schutzimpfung oder einer Impfung nach § 17a Absatz 2 des Soldatengesetzes dürfen Impfstoffe verwendet werden, die Mikroorganismen enthalten, welche von den Geimpften ausgeschieden und von anderen Personen aufgenommen werden können. Das Grundrecht der körperlichen Unversehrtheit (Artikel 2 Abs. 2 Satz 1 Grundgesetz) wird insoweit eingeschränkt.

Has a parliamentary vote on mandatory vaccines has been made unnecessary?

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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