THE news that Austria intends to enforce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination next year raises some interesting legal questions. For, unless of course they intend to continue hiding behind emergency rule by diktat, legislation will surely be required.
To, as it were, hold someone down and forcibly inject them is akin to subduing a dangerous inmate in a hospital prison for the criminally insane. It therefore requires a robust and sure-footed legal process.
Clearly a serious crime has been committed by the person being subdued. So first, define the crime. At best, it is one of omission. But it must provably be an imminent threat of violence against others. The unvaccinated must present such a threat. How can that threat be legally defined? They are carriers of a deadly disease which threatens others’ lives. Who are these others? The vaccinated. Now it’s already becoming a bit of an old chestnut, but if they’re vaccinated against this deadly disease, how are they threatened? We already know the answer to that. They are NOT vaccinated against it, despite being vaccinated. Therefore, surely they are as much a threat to each other as the unvaccinated are supposed to be to them.
It will also be necessary to define deadly disease. For a legal argument, figures (i.e. evidence) will be required. Even the British Government’s own distorted figures of death from Covid (everyone who died within 28 days of a positive and bogus PCR test, whatever the true cause of death) would hardly measure up to a deadly disease (there are something like 10,000 council wards in the UK with an average population of 6,500; using the Government’s own exaggerated figures, an average of fewer than ten people per year per ward have died of Covid – not exactly bubonic plague or Ebola).
The legal case for mandatory vaccination against Covid could never hold water, not even in the hands of a crooked judge. Which suggests that governments would indeed revert to emergency powers signalling, for the avoidance of all doubt, the concomitant establishment of barefaced and permanent totalitarianism.