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Controversial idea in Germany: yellow badges for the vaccinated

Historically forgotten vaccination campaign in the city of Moers (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Vaccinated people should show with a bright yellow badge on their jacket that they are protected against Covid. On it says: "Vaccinate? Yes, please! I am vaccinated."

The action immediately made waves - even in the United States. Hollywood star James Woods was one of the first to react on Twitter: “Yellow badges in Germany. Is history no longer being taught there?” he wrote. The actor, who became famous among other things through the television series “Holocaust” (1978), felt - like many other people - reminded of the yellow “Jewish stars” under National Socialism.

Even without a history book, the makers could have noticed that something was wrong: At the Querdenker demonstrations, conspiracy theorists repeatedly wear yellow vaccination stars that read “Unvaccinated”.

Bild asked co-initiator Guido Lohmann. “I understand that the association is now emerging. I find that very uncomfortable and I regret it.” Nobody thought of that when preparing the campaign.

The chairman of the Moers initiative group, together with a social institution, had a pharmacist print 2,000 badges. The aim: to increase the vaccination rate in the city on the Lower Rhine.

The campaign is now over.

Lohmann further asserts the good intention that the color and slogan were based on the “nuclear power, no thanks” movement. He adds: “We didn't want to discriminate or exclude anyone, but to motivate people to be vaccinated in a positive way. If someone feels offended, I am ready to talk to you.

Source: Bild
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