OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI) Gernot Marx opposed compulsory vaccination against coronavirus, noting that such a measure would lead to an even greater distance from the public against vaccination opponents.

"This is a political decision. As DIVI, we are against it, because we have to convince people, not oblige them. Otherwise, doubters will further distance themselves from society. Now it is desirable to conduct large (vaccination) campaigns," Marx said in an interview with the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland media group (RND).

Marks noted that the situation with COVID is now "very tense", in connection with which he expressed the hope that many people will understand that it is necessary to be vaccinated.

"Politicians must conduct a second major vaccination campaign and actively engage the unvaccinated," Marx said.

At the same time, he warned that those vaccinated against the coronavirus often want everything to be the same now as before the pandemic, and often "behave accordingly." "However, even if you are vaccinated, you can transmit the virus unnoticed, this is a real danger," added Marks.

In Germany, they are now talking about the fourth wave of coronavirus. This week, the country updated the anti-record for the incidence of coronavirus for the entire time of the pandemic: more than 50 thousand cases of infection were registered for the first time in a day.