We should not be proud of Covid. This has resulted in too many deaths.

However, when you look at the events in Germany or Austria it can be difficult to feel content in your own situation.

Another lockdown was just imposed in Austria. One could be soon in effect across Germany. Germany is considering mandatory vaccination.

Demonstrators in Vienna protested the fourth Austrian lockdown and the vaccination requirement for February over the weekend

Vienna demonstrators protested against the Fourth Austrian Lockdown and the February vaccination requirements over the weekend

The reason — apart from the virulence of the Delta Variant — was pointed out by the German health minister, Jens Spahn: ‘We are currently experiencing a pandemic of the unvaccinated, which is massive.’

Lothar Wieler (the country’s chief disease control agent) also stated this message: “The fourth Wave.” [of Covid]Because too many people have been vaccinated, the world is not developing as we expected.

Similar holds true for Austria’s German-speaking counterparts. The government of Vienna placed a lockdown last week on all those refusing to receive the Covid vaccine.

Following this, British anti-vaxxers staged a demonstration outside the country’s Embassy in London — although now the Austrians have extended the enforced social distancing measures to the entire population.


Three countries in Western Europe that are at the top on the “vaccine refusal index” include Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Switzerland. The population aged over 12 years is unvaccinated between 22- 25%.

This is almost twice the amount of the UK’s percentage.

This is because of the rapid, high-take-up vaccination. The link between Covid infections and death was greatly reduced.

The doctrine of homeopathy — based on the idea that the more diluted the so-called active ingredient in a natural remedy is, the more effective it becomes — was invented by a German, Samuel Hahnemann (pictured)

The doctrine of homeopathy — based on the idea that the more diluted the so-called active ingredient in a natural remedy is, the more effective it becomes — was invented by a German, Samuel Hahnemann (pictured)

Although their effectiveness in reducing the susceptibility of people to infection has waned, they are still highly effective in fighting serious illnesses.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics for the period January 2021 to September 2021 showed a shockingly obvious demonstration: They revealed that the rate of death for unvaccinated Covid-19 users was 849.7 for every 100,000 people, as opposed to 26.2 for fully vaccinated.

More precisely, unvaccinated persons had a 32-fold higher rate of infection.

This is why, more than anything else, the governments of Berlin and Vienna now take measures our country does not require, even though the actual infection rate has been much higher here in Europe for the last few months.

Covid patients are only currently taking up 6 percent of NHS hospital beds because vaccines have significantly reduced the severity.

However, hospitals in Germany and Austria are now being overcrowded with Covid patients who have not been vaccinated.

Reports have surfaced that corpses were being kept in hospitals throughout Austria where there are no mortuaries. An ICU nurse at one hospital said to the Press: “You put the dead corona patients into an airtight plastic bags, zip it up and that’s all.”

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Vienna to join demonstrations against Austria's Covid restrictions

Protesters marched in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions, with thousands of participants 

Most distressing. It is quite distressing.

Stereotypes portray Germans as being clear-thinking and practical.

However, it is simply not true, especially when it comes down to health. More precisely, this means that a remarkable number have, for more than a century, been religiously-charged fanatics of so-called natural medicines.

Long-standing hostilities have been expressed towards vaccines.

Malte Thiessen is a German medical historian who says that innoculation was always more than just a prick. It is also about having a global view.

This is a result of his research on the Lebensreform movement in the 19th century that preached natural paths to health.

Thiessen said that vaccines were the “Devil’s Tool” for them. It was something chemical and artificial getting injected into their bodies.

“That helps to explain why vaccines are so opposed in Germany’s alternative circles even today.”


A similar approach was — and is — taken by the adherents of ‘Anthroposophy’, invented (if that is the word) by the Austrian-born self-proclaimed clairvoyant Rudolf Steiner.

Steiner died in 1925. However, there are still Steiner hospitals throughout Germany. Germany’s largest drugstore chain and most popular is owned by Steiner devotees.

Philip Oltermann (German writer) gave an interesting analysis of today’s influence of Covid. He listed some of his ‘natural’ treatments for Covid patients at the Steiner hospitals.

German health minister Jens Spahn (left) and the country’s disease control agency chief, Lothar Wieler

Jens Spahn is the German minister of health (left), Lothar Wieler is chief of Germany’s disease control agency.

He also reported that Wala is a producer of anthroposophic remedies and sells homeopathic pellets made from potentised meteoritic Iron (allegedly the ground-down meteorites left over after reaching Earth’s atmosphere). This product can be used as a preventative to Covid-19 in Steiner homes for people with disabilities.

The spokesman at one of Germany’s Steiner Hospitals in Berlin said that even though there are no scientific studies on the remedies, and that there wasn’t enough time to do trials, “we observed that they do people good.”

This is no surprise, as many of the treatments offered by these hospitals can be described as homeopathic.

The doctrine of homeopathy — based on the idea that the more diluted the so-called active ingredient in a natural remedy is, the more effective it becomes — was invented by a German, Samuel Hahnemann.

Germany, the final European country where homeopathy has been officially approved by government officials, is now covered 70% of all state-backed insurance policies.

A German friend told me that the enormous financial power of these purveyors of quack medicine (literally so in the case of Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic ‘cure’ for colds, consisting of one part duck offal to 10-to-the-power-of-400 parts water) can be seen clearly in the content of television advertising.

German commercial stations are almost as popular during peak hours as ads for gambling.


This obsession has a peculiarly Germanic quality. According to the Financial Times report, vaccine intake in Switzerland is ‘often much lower in German-speaking countries than it is in its French-speaking west or south’.

The same applies to Bolzano, an affluent 75% German-speaking area in the Tyrol which has some of the highest vaccination rates anywhere in Italy.

When the Italian government made compulsory vaccination mandatory for all teachers at schools, this was clearly visible.

The Covid jabs were only given to 3% of the teachers at the Italian-speaking schools, while 20% of the staff of German-speaking schools was unvaccinated.

This shows that Germanic resistance is more than just aversion to state directives: Italians rarely obey authority when they are told to.

The British have never been threatened by any vaccine “compulsion” outside of the health sector.

We are also currently the fastest to implement booster jabs because we have been the European leader in the implementation of Covid vaccines.

Surprisingly, more than 21% have had the third dose compared to just 6.6% across the EU.

The third dose of the vaccine, as per the most recent research, increases the protection against Covid infections by 60% to over 90%. This is the reason why the UK won’t need any pre-Christmas lockdown.

This isn’t a reason for being smug. Und nicht nur Schadenfreude. This German word refers to joy at the misfortunes of others.

We can only say that the influence of health professionals is much lower in this area. What might seem like harmless eccentricity in normal circumstances can become a threat during a pandemic.