There is only one thing that can happen when people say “maybe if I comply, they’ll leave me alone.”
Things get worse.
Things are going to keep getting worse until someone says “no.”
Of course, the vaxed have already surrendered their ability to say no.
Police in Austria have begun carrying out routine checks on commuters to ensure compliance with a nationwide “lockdown for the unvaccinated”, as the Alpine country tries to get on top of one of the most rapidly rising infection rate in Europe.
The restrictions, which came into effect on Monday morning, will affect almost 2 million Austrian citizens aged 12 and older who have so far declined to get a jab against Covid-19, of which the 356,000 people who have been vaccinated only once can be released from lockdown if they can show a negative PCR test.
Those who are found to be in breach of the rules face fines between €500 and €3,600.
“It can happen anytime and anywhere,” the interior minister, Karl Nehammer of the Austrian People’s party, said of the police checks. “Every citizen has to expect to be checked.”
But a long list of exceptions has led critics to warn that the partial lockdown will be difficult to enforce: unvaccinated people will still be able to go to work with a negative test result, do essential shopping and outdoor physical exercise, meet their partner or other select individuals, and “satisfy their basic religious needs”.
Schoolchildren, who are tested regularly, are also exempt from the lockdown.
The measures, details of which were announced on Sunday by the chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, are provisionally designed to last for 10 days, though the government said it would discuss potential further restrictions on Wednesday, such as a nighttime curfew that would also apply to those vaccinated.
“My aim is very clear: to get the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, not to lock up the unvaccinated,”Schallenberg told ORF radio station.
The far-right Freedom party has said it will seek legal action against the lockdown measures and announced plans to organise a protest in Vienna on Saturday.
Yes, two more weeks. Don’t worry.
That trick has worked so far.
It is happening.
Austria has announced they will have a lockdown for the unvaccinated.
They will have police out on the streets checking peoples papers to see if their medical status allows them to be outside.
Imagine telling someone this 1 year ago.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) November 14, 2021
You make an excellent point, however, reason, morality, etc are not factors to them. The agenda is all they are looking to satisfy.
— Knee Bow (@Knee_Bow) November 14, 2021
Same in Ireland, we had a checkpoint outside our small village, asking people for their addresses, were they outside their 2KM radius, ?? Our beach area was shut off, no one from outside 2km allowed, no parking spaces, who gave advice for the 1st lockdown with these mad rules?
— Valerie Ní Giolla Eoin (@gorehoundess) November 14, 2021
In Portlaoise where I live there was a Garda checkpoint 1 minute from my house leading onto the M7 motorway. I was in the other side of the checkpoint and every time I went into town for any reason I was asked where I was going!!
— Blue Line Books (@BlueLineBooks) November 14, 2021
Soon in Italy. It’s the beginning of new apartheid.
— Sara Fras (@sarafra21) November 14, 2021
It’s gonna happen to the 2 jab people soon as their paper will expire once 3rd jab rolls out.
Then the same will happen to 3 jab people once 4th shot rolls out.
And it continues on and on, for life.
— n4e1 (@N4e1C) November 14, 2021