A German euthanasia group has announced that only the vaccinated will be allowed to access assisted suicide services, as the procedure requires “human closeness” which can allow Covid to spread. The MailOnline has the story.
A German euthanasia group has said clients must be vaccinated against Covid before they can undergo assisted suicide.
German Euthanasia Association Verein Sterbehilfe has announced prospective clients will have to comply with the country’s 2G rule where premises can choose to deny entry to those who are not vaccinated (‘geimpft‘ in German) or who have recovered (‘genesen‘) from the virus.
The clinic said euthanasia and preparatory examinations require “human closeness” meaning that under German law everyone involved must comply with the 2G rule.
“Euthanasia and the preparatory examination of the voluntary responsibility of our members willing to die require human closeness,” the Association said in a statement on November 19th.
“Human closeness, however, is a prerequisite and breeding ground for Covid transmission. As of today, the 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms.”
It explained the decision was based on the “difficult task of balancing the protection of our members, employees and doctors with the practical organization of our everyday life in the association.”
Around 68% of Germany’s 83 million population are full jabbed and about 10% have had a booster dose but officials have branded a recent surge in cases a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”.
The 2G rule has sparked controversy in Germany, where premises are also given the option of following the 3G rule which means those who can present a negative Covid test can also be served.
The rules apply to leisure, cultural and sporting events, and hospitality venues as well as to body-related services and hotels. It allows premises imposing the rules to drop mask-wearing and social distancing rules.
Several million German adults are still not yet vaccinated, and authorities have tried to incentivise them to take the jab through punishing measures such as this.
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