Austrian Chancellor Threatens to Lock Down the Unvaccinated if Cases Rise

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The caller   Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg is sworn-in by Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen (not successful  the picture) successful  the statesmanlike  chancellery successful  Vienna, Austria, connected  Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Lisa Leutner/AP Photo)

The caller Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg is sworn-in by Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen (not successful the picture) successful the statesmanlike chancellery successful Vienna, Austria, connected Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Lisa Leutner/AP Photo)

People successful Austria who chose to not get a CCP virus vaccine look being locked down astatine location if the fig of terrible COVID-19 hospitalizations successful the federation continues to climb.

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced connected Friday that if the fig of COVID-19 patients successful intensive attraction units (ICUs) reaches 600, radical who did not get a vaccine would lone beryllium allowed to permission their homes for circumstantial reasons.

Six 100 intensive attraction units correspond one-third of the full capableness successful Austria. There were 220 COVID-19 patients successful ICUs astatine the clip of Schallenberg’s announcement.

“The pandemic is not yet successful the rearview mirror,” Schallenberg said. “We are astir to stumble into a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

If the fig of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) microorganism cases successful ICUs reaches 500, radical who did not get a vaccine oregon person acquired immunity done anterior corruption would not beryllium allowed to participate businesses similar restaurants and hotels, Schallenberg announced.

The announcement came after Schallenberg met with section leaders to code a accelerated emergence successful CCP microorganism cases. The CCP microorganism is the pathogen that causes COVID-19.

Austria boasts 1 of the highest vaccination rates successful the world. More than 62 percent of its colonisation are afloat vaccinated against COVID-19, a higher proportionality than successful the United States.

There were 228 infections per 100,000 radical successful Austria reported during the past 7 days, compared to 152 cases per 100,000 radical the week prior. The fig of regular caller COVID-19 cases has been climbing steadily successful Austria since aboriginal July.

Austria’s menace of a broad lockdown appears to beryllium 1 of the astir stringent mitigation measures targeting the unvaccinated colonisation that has been attempted. Russia volition fastener down radical implicit the property of 60 for 4 months opening Oct. 25. Some states successful Australia person allowed lone vaccinated radical to instrumentality to work.

The extortion COVID-19 vaccines supply against spreading the Delta variant to others is comparatively tiny and dwindles rapidly implicit the people of 3 months, according to a first-of-its-kind pre-print study by scientists successful the United Kingdom published earlier this month. Twelve weeks aft vaccination, vaccinated radical were arsenic apt to transmit the Delta variant arsenic the unvaccinated, the survey found.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ivan Pentchoukov

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Ivan has reported for The Epoch Times connected a assortment of topics since 2011.