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"I’m seriously ill with cancer" New Corona campaign causes a stir

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A new campaign is causing a stir on Twitter. Celebrities and politicians call for vaccinations under the hashtag #AllesindenArm. Criticism comes mainly from the corner of the oaths.

More than 75,000 tweets have been posted since yesterday evening on the topic of #AllesindenArm (as of November 15, 2021, 12 noon). It’s the big Twitter trend of the hour. But what does it mean?

The corona numbers in Germany are increasing rapidly from day to day. The incidence is currently over 300, with a new negative record falling every day. There have never been as many infections as now since the beginning of the pandemic. At the same time, Germany does poorly in a European comparison in terms of vaccination progress. Only 67.5 percent of the population in this country are fully vaccinated. The “most effective method against the spread of the virus”, as it has been preached by politicians and virologists for months, does not seem to be fulfilled in view of these figures.

So now celebrities are calling once again to get vaccinated. The comedian and winner of the first “LOL” season, Torsten Sträter, wrote: “Hello, my name is Torsten Sträter. Comedian. I have been vaccinated. Three times. And I have a needle phobia, you monkeys.” The Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig, agrees and explains: “Hello, I’m Manuela Schwesig, fully vaccinated. Two years ago I was seriously ill with cancer and was only able to survive thanks to good medical care. I want ours Health system is not overloaded and can continue to help all people. “

It goes on and on in this style. Pianist Igor Levit, presenter Jörg Kachelmann, musician Smudo from the Fantastischen Vier, actors Verena Altenberger and Marcus Mittermeier, author Jutta Ditfurth and many more, including countless medical professionals like Melanie Brinkmann, join the #AllesnindenArm campaign. With their confessions they call for solidarity and want to mobilize unwilling people to be immunized.

But critical voices also mingle with the appeal. “To come out here and to call for vaccinations with #allesindenArm is nothing more than the documentation of vain self-referentiality and the wink in the bubble – I am like you, am on the right side. Do you think this is how you motivate anyone to vaccinate? “, writes a user on Twitter, for example. Marcus Mittermeier answers him directly and asks: “Maybe you have a good idea. I am seriously interested. How can we motivate people who do not want to be vaccinated?” He doesn’t get an answer.

Well-known Corona oathers are also getting involved in the discussions. Including the initiator of the controversial “Close everything” campaign, Dietrich Brüggemann. With a cynical comment he tries to discredit the campaign. He’s getting a lot of headwind from his tweet. “You are Dietrich Brüggemann and behave like a small, stubborn child,” writes one user.

In fact, the name of the campaign is strongly reminiscent of the past campaigns #allesdichtmachen and #allesaufdentisch, which criticized the federal government’s corona policy and in some cases represented positions critical of the vaccination. Prominent faces were also represented, from which, however, many distanced themselves in retrospect. In the end it was only Wotan Wilke Möhring and Volker Bruch who stuck to the action.

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