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Strache: “I can’t see a pandemic”

So far, more than 30 million people have been infected with the corona virus worldwide, in Austria just under 40,000. Nevertheless, Heinz-Christian Strache said on Sunday in the ORF– “Presestunde”: “I cannot see a pandemic.”

Currently, 95 percent of those infected have no symptoms, five percent are in hospital treatment. In response to the objection that a maximum of 65 percent of the cases were asymptomatic, Strache said that the figures he had and the experts he knew did not give any reason for the situation to be “frightening and worrying”.

“Society held hostage”

At the same time, he sharply criticized the government’s policy of taking the “society hostage” and thus driving it against the “wall”. What was meant was the lockdown and the renewed tightening of the measures that will come into force on Monday. At the same time, he turned against the expanded mask requirement. In public transport or in public space that is okay, but he rejects “generalization” as well as compulsory vaccination, as the governors of Upper Austria, Stelzer, and Burgenland, Hans-Peter Doskozil, had put into play. The damage caused by such rigorous measures, for example for gastronomy or tourism, is dramatic.

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