The federal government is making a lot of money for the issue of FFP2 masks.
The pharmacies are sounding the alarm - and fear a mass rush of corona risk patients.
Type FFP2 breathing masks
proven to be
a good protective measure against
The federal government invests a lot of money to equip as many high-
risk patients in Germany
Tuesday, December 15th,
available in pharmacies.
But they sound the alarm.
costs nerves, free time and money.
While the number of
in Germany continues to skyrocket, the federal government is loosing billions of euros to help many people financially.
Another measure will be added from Tuesday: Millions of
high-risk patients in
the country can equip themselves with respiratory masks in pharmacies - and free of charge.
certified to provide very good protection against infection with the corona
virus, have proven themselves
From December 15, pharmacies should hand out three protective masks per person free of charge, according to Jens Spahn's plan by the Ministry of Health.
The prerequisite: Consumers must be
at least 60 years old
Free FFP2 masks in pharmacies: Pharmacy associations appeal to German high-risk patients
The Federal Association of German Pharmacy Associations sees problems for the pharmaceuticals of the republic.
He urges the estimated
27 million people in this country
who want to stock up on an FFP2 respirator to be patient: "We pharmacists do our best and appeal to our patients to be patient and not to storm the pharmacies on the first day", said President Friedemann Schmidt.
From Tuesday, FFP2 masks will be given out free of charge in pharmacies.
© dpa / Jan Woitas
Are there now bottlenecks due to the demand for
corona protective masks
First of all, risk patients can have three FFP2 masks handed over to them by the end of the year and without any additional payment.
However, this requires that a corresponding ordinance has come into force - this is expected to be on December 15
The federal corona aid measure will continue in the coming year 2021 when people can
The health insurance company will then give you two coupons for six
This promotion is then no longer free, but requires an additional payment of 2 euros per coupon.
Free FFP2 masks: Corona aid also subsidizes people with high incomes
For the protective masks, the federal
government is reaching into the state treasury
2.5 billion euros
400 million FFP2 protective masks
among the people as planned.
However, the pitfalls of the new relief operation lurk in the details.
There are also doubts that the planned project of the federal government
is well thought out
with regard to
Risk groups 3 can get particularly good protective # FFP2 masks free of charge in pharmacies.
And next year additional.
2 times 6 masks for an additional payment of € 2 each.
@jensspahn on this: "Protecting risk groups in the pandemic as best as possible is our top priority." pic.twitter.com/494SWglcjr
- BMG (@BMG_Bund) December 9, 2020
The German Caritas was critical of the plan: German taxpayers would not have to subsidize people who have a higher income and
who could easily afford
mouth and nose protection
The measure "clearly overshoots the target", described Peter Näher, President of the German Caritas Association.
The well-known virologist Hendrik Streeck is meanwhile speaking about the return to normal.
He is of the opinion: "Summer vacation will be possible"
List of rubric lists: © dpa / Jan Woitas