Greece to Impose Shocking Fine on Elderly Adults

( – In the latest shocking display of government overreach, Greece has decided to discriminate against its citizens based on both their medical decisions and their age. Frustrated by the fact that over half a million seniors have chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the government is now imposing a fine steep enough to significantly affect their livelihoods.

Greece’s Latest Mandate Targets Senior Citizens

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday, November 30 that the government will soon begin fining citizens over age 60 who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine 100 Euros (appx $112 USD) per month. Mitsotakis essentially claimed that he believes he has the right to tell more than half a million Greek senior citizens to receive a medical treatment, regardless of what they want to put in their own bodies, as he stated that, “[the decision] tortured me, but I feel a heavy responsibility in standing next to those most vulnerable, even if it might fleetingly displease them.”

Potential Financial Impact on Greek Senior Citizens

Most Greeks over age 60 are no longer working and have little to no control over the amount of money they have to live off of each month. Instead, many senior citizens receive an average monthly pension of approximately 730 Euros (appx $823 USD) — just over seven times the amount that the Greek government thinks it is entitled to. Many seniors already struggle to cover housing, food, and other essentials with this relatively small amount of money, and fining citizens nearly a seventh of their already limited income each month may have significant ramifications on their overall health and safety.

The United States has not seen a mandate quite this extreme yet, but does that mean we won’t? Plenty of mandates have gone into effect in less than two years that we never would have thought possible three years ago.

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