There is a small village in Europe where no one has been vaccinated. Zero. Not even the vaccination bus that drives to the most remote areas of Switzerland was able to convince the local citizens.
“THE VILLAGE OF THE REBELS”: the Swiss village where NO ONE HAS BEEN VACCINED
Translated excerpt from: “Alpthal, el pueblo suizo con 600 vecinos y ningún vacunado” di Rosalía Sánchez per Abc.es
# Alpthal, the Swiss municipality with the record of 100% unvaccinated
Over 600 residents, none of which vaccinated. Since the vaccine became available, none of Alpthal’s residents have been vaccinated. And not just that: all of them are proud of their resilience.
This Swiss village in the canton of Schwyzh has a little more than 600 inhabitants. Located at around a thousand meters above sea level, until a few days ago it used to be known for its spectacular view of the Alps and for being one of the stops of the Camino de Santiago. Now it is also home to “the coronavirus rebels“, as referred to by Swiss media. In the Swiss Confederation, 65% of the population is fully vaccinated.
# “Go back to where you came from. There is no need for vaccines here”
Village doctors claim to have recommended the vaccine on more than one occasion, especially to the elderly and patients at risk: without success. Due to the town’s distrust towards the vaccine, health authorities had to include it in their vaccination program. As a result, buses were transformed into four-wheel vaccination centers, driving to the most remote areas of the country to vaccinate the population. But this didn’t help either.
Upon the vaccination bus’s arival, Mayor Adelbert Inderbitzin greeted them by holding a speech at the town’s square, on behalf of the population. His few, but strong words: “Go back to where you came from. There is no need for vaccines here“. According Mayor Inderbitzin, anyone who wants to get vaccinated can do so in the nearby Einsiedeln.
“The vaccination bus stopped in our town and waited for hours for someone to show up”, he added, “I simply saved them a lot of time, because I knew no one would come“.
# “Those who wanted the vaccine already got it. if we haven’t been vaccinated yet it is because we don’t want to”
A bartender from the Swiss village comments on the mayor’s choice: “Millions have been wasted on this vaccination campaign! It is useless for this bus to approach us if we have already made it clear that we do not want to be vaccinated“. He also adds:“Those who wanted the vaccine already got it. If we haven’t been vaccinated yet it is because we don’t want to”.
The local press rushed to the scene in order to find the underlying cause of such a fierce resistance. They later on wrote about the “Gallic people of the pandemic”, alluding to the popular Asterix and Obelix comics.