The Federal Council is against it
Popular initiative by vaccine skeptics comes to parliament
The Federal Council is against the popular initiative “For freedom and physical integrity” by vaccination skeptics, as it announced in the spring. On Friday he forwarded the message on the referendum to Parliament.
Richard Koller, President of the Swiss Freedom Movement, submitting the signatures in December 2021.
According to the Federal Chancellery, the “Stop compulsory vaccination” initiative submitted by the Swiss Freedom Movement (FBS) in mid-December 2021 came about with around 125,000 valid signatures.
The authors include the Lucerne SVP National Councilor Yvette Estermann (55), the comedian Marco Rima (61) and the vaccination critic Daniel Traptsch. Trappitsch fought in the past, for example, the animal disease and epidemic laws.
Not only vaccination affected
The referendum calls for the basic right in the constitution that everyone has the freedom to decide for themselves what is injected or implanted in their body. “The person concerned may not be penalized for refusing consent, nor may they suffer social or professional disadvantages,” says the text of the initiative.
According to the initiative committee, the demand does not only refer to the Covid 19 pandemic. It should also apply “to vaccines, to chips, to digital information in the body”.
There is no compulsory vaccination
In its statement on the initiative, the Federal Council writes that the text of the initiative goes “thematically far beyond vaccination”. “This would lead to legal uncertainty in numerous areas of society.” As examples, the government cites taking fingerprints, housing asylum seekers or caring for a person lacking capacity.
The Federal Council also notes that there is already no compulsory vaccination. The only regulation in the Epidemics Act approved by the people is that, for example, health professionals may be ordered to move to another department of the hospital if they do not get vaccinated. (SDA)