In response to confusion as to why the government just doesn’t make vaccines mandatory for everyone if that is what it really wants, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has confirmed he will make vaccines not non-mandatory.
“It would not be right to oblige an ordinary person to get the jab if that person doesn’t want to,” he said, languidly looking over measures in other countries to see which parts might be useful for future use here. “However, it is also unfair to allow unvaccinated people to run around in society like kids who aren’t potty trained being set free at a toilet-less funfair after their mothers have just given them a liter of Fanta.”
“Some say vaccines should be mandatory, and others say vaccines should not be mandatory,” he added. “However, there is a third way.”
“As of next month, vaccinations will not be non-mandatory for everyone in the country,” he said. “To be clear, you won’t have to not get it.”
Observers say the decision is a good one, as it will leave everyone more confused than before, which means there is little chance they will direct frustration at decision-makers.
“Not unclearly, this is a measure which won’t please no one,” said one expert.
While many people do privately complain about the government’s Covid measures, many remain hesitant to do so publicly, out of fear others will no longer not see them as not uninformed.
One notable exception are the protestors who have been gathering for weekly demonstrations in Kirchberg.
“This recent decision goes too far, and that’s why we are calling for vaccinations to not not not be mandatory,” said one protestor named Gerald.