Norwegian debate, Norwegian politics | The Labor Party wants to prevent the vaccinated from getting their lives back

Norwegian debate, Norwegian politics | The Labor Party wants to prevent the vaccinated from getting their lives back
Norwegian debate, Norwegian politics | The Labor Party wants to prevent the vaccinated from getting their lives back

The Labor Party’s health politician Ingvild Kjerhol will deny coronary vaccinated special benefits. Everyone should go down, whether needed or not.

The comments expresses the writer’s opinions.


The Labor Party will not give benefits to the fully vaccinated: – Can lead us in the direction of a society we do not want, says the health policy spokesperson Ingvild Kjerkol to Aftenposten.

The statement is sensational and legally dubious. The state has no right to impose burdens and restrictions on individuals that are not proportionate and medically justified.

If fully vaccinated can neither get sick nor infect others, there is no reason to deny them visits or travel.

Kjerkol believes it is unfair if young people have to sit at home, while their grandparents can move freely.

– It can create an A and B team. In the worst case, it undermines infection control work. It can lead us in the direction of a society we do not want, she tells Aftenposten.

The slogan of the Labor Party is Everyone must join, but here it will be Everyone needs to go down.

In my opinion, the plot is bad and dangerous for at least three reasons:

  • The more than 700.00 who have received the first dose of vaccine are already reasonably well protected against viruses.
  • Once fully vaccinated, there is probably no medical reason to prevent them from returning to their normal freedom.
  • Benefits for the vaccinated are good for infection control because it affects more people to want to get vaccinated.

What the Labor politician forgets is that the population has not given Norwegian politicians any blank power of attorney to take away our individual rights.

The Storting and the government have been given temporary powers that are justified by an acute health crisis, but the powers do not authorize the locking in of people who do not need to be locked up inside.

Most of us have loyally followed infection control advice and regulations. We have accepted that restaurants are kept closed, shops are closed, the working environment is reduced to team meetings, and children and young people who cannot attend school or exercise.

The only reason we accept these violations of the UN’s human rights and Norway’s constitution is that they are necessary to stop a pandemic.

Beyond that, we do not want the Minister of Health Bent Høie or the Labor Party’s health politician Ingvild Kjerkol to control our lives in detail. The right to free movement and to unite are fundamental individual freedoms in our society.

In the last year, we have had the hardest interventions against our freedom since the last world war. It has looked dark, but now it is starting to lighten up. Infection rates are probably declining, and we can hope for help with the pandemic from the spring sun and dawning heat.

With the current pace of vaccination, it is only weeks before we have reached one million first-time vaccinated. The groups most at risk of becoming seriously ill or dead are eventually vaccinated.

This is good news for a business that bleeds money every single day, and wants to get back on track with its business. This is also potentially good news for the more than 200,000 unemployed.

In short, it is good news because there will soon be a million customers who can get started with an almost normal economic reality.

The EU has understood this, and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants a vaccine passport that documents that the holder has been vaccinated against covid-19 (or has recent test results that show that he or she is negative).

Today, none of us know how fast the vaccination will take place and how many have been vaccinated before the summer. We also do not know how the National Institute of Public Health will prioritize the order of vaccination for cohorts 18 to 44 years. Whether to open AstraZeneca vaccination for the elderly over the age of 65 – at least men – is also uncertain.

At best we are all vaccinated before the end of June, at worst we will not be finished until August.

But what we do know is that both the economy and the individual fully vaccinated will benefit from life slowly returning to normal. Depressing everyone, whether medically needed or not, is an ill-considered and dangerous thought.

And it goes far beyond what politicians are entitled to.

PS! What do you mean? Should vaccinated people be allowed to travel and move freely, or should everyone be kept in the same regime until the last person has been vaccinated? Write what you mean in a debate post!

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