Record number of ‘infections’ during lockdown for unvaccinated only in Austria
Robert Gorter, MD, PhD.
November 19th, 2021
Three days after the Austrian government introduced a lockdown for unvaccinated people only, the number of new ‘infections’ rises to an all-time high. For the first time, more than 14,000 new cases were reported. On Wednesday, health authorities registered 14,416 positive tests, a new record, according to Reuters.
Last year the highest peak was around 10,000 cases per day. Austria recently announced that 65 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. Since the beginning of this week, unvaccinated people are only allowed to leave their homes to do their shopping or work.
In recent days, images have surfaced of police officers asking people on the streets and in shops for their vaccination certificates. People who cannot prove that they have been vaccinated risk a fine of up to 1450 euros. Last week, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said the lockdown is intended to “make unvaccinated people suffer.”
It is estimated that several million unvaccinated people now have to stay at home. In the meantime, hospitals are also coming under increasing pressure. The situation is most serious in the states of Upper Austria and Salzburg.
Like in Germany and The Netherlands, there is a sharp increase of hospitalizations of the fully vaccinated with heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) and heart failure (myocarditis), brain hemorrhages and infarctions, emboli, and Idiopathic Thrombopenia (ITP).