Ist eine Impfpflicht gegen das Coronavirus nötig?

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The end of the pandemic requires that SARS-CoV-2 vaccines be used. However, vaccination itself can lead to temporary adverse health effects and/or long-term damage. Vaccination initially represents a private good demanded by an individual cost-benefit calculus; however, it also creates positive externalities and thus too few individual incentives to vaccinate. Getting vaccinated is not a dominant rational strategy, neither in the overall population, nor among the old and the young, nor when the long-term costs of the pandemic are taken into account. It is all the more important to “price in” the long-term consequences of a lasting pandemic.
Translated title of the contributionIs Mandatory Vaccination Against the Coronavirus Necessary?
Original languageGerman
JournalWirtschaftsdienst - Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2021

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