He is considered one of the harshest critics of coronavirus measures in Switzerland: Daniel Stryker (50) has more than 25,000 subscribers on YouTube. In his videos, Thurgau raises his voice against masks, certificates and vaccinations almost every day. Stricker is convinced that the Federal Council introduced “hygienic fascism” in Switzerland.
For a few days now, the model skeptic has been streaming from sunny Florida, where there are practically no corona restrictions. The visit to the “Sunshine State” has also sparked a fierce controversy among Stryker’s followers. Because: If you want to enter the USA, you actually have to get vaccinated twice. Is Daniel Stricker, who doubts the benefits of what eloquently called “smurfing,” a vaccine himself?
No information on vaccination status
In addition to Blick, he struggles to answer: “I’m a supporter of individualism and freedom. This includes living independently and doing things that others don’t like. And something if you don’t want to say anything.” Don’t even say », says the striker.
One thing is clear: The former wedding ceremony host flew to the United States last week. The striker claimed that his certificate was seen at the airport but not scanned. He deliberately leaves it open as to how he arranged his entrance. After all, this is a private matter and nobody’s business.
hardly any exception possible
To get to Florida, which is practically free of measures, as a tourist, you must first cross the US border. In addition to double vaccination, admission is also possible with evidence of previous infection, which should not be more than 90 days earlier.
In addition, the national health authority CDC also provides exceptions for people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons or who have medical emergencies. But these options are – as the authority itself writes on the Internet – “extremely limited”.
Also, if you want to fly to the United States, you should always be able to show a valid antigen test when you begin your trip. For many opponents of the measures, there will be no question of them being tested for holiday travel because of their conviction. Nevertheless, Daniel Stricker sees no conflict of interest between his followers and himself.
“Everyone is responsible for their beliefs!”
“I hate group views, love freedom and don’t limit myself because other people are supposed to or have different beliefs than I really do. Everyone is responsible for their own beliefs , ”the video blogger explains his point of view. Many viewers categorically disagree with this.
Some accused the striker of having a good time in the sun with donations from like-minded people after losing the vote on the Covid law. For weeks, the striker has been asking his followers to follow him on the “local” platform. However, Thurgau’s embassies are behind a payment hurdle.
In addition, the eastern Swiss have now disabled comments on their Telegram group. Officially, to give some time to our administrators. But perhaps also to stymie the critical backlash on his visit and possible vaccinations on his channels.