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Photo shows Merkel's secret vaccination plan: Chancellor answers the questions in the Bundestag - NOW live

2020-12-16T12:08:21.158Z

The parliamentarians question Chancellor Merkel in the Bundestag this Wednesday. Your Corona strategy will certainly be debated. Health Minister Spahn is confident in advance.



The parliamentarians question Chancellor Merkel in the Bundestag this Wednesday.

Your Corona strategy will certainly be debated.

Health Minister Spahn is confident in advance.

  • Federal Chancellor

    Angela Merkel

    * (CDU *) will

    answer questions from MPs

    on Wednesday from

    1 p.m.

  • From

    3:05 p.m.

    a current hour on the national strategy for

    vaccinations

    * in the Corona crisis * is scheduled.

  • We report in the

    live ticker

    on the government

    survey

    with Merkel.

Update from December 16, 12:51 p.m

.: In a few minutes the government

survey

with Chancellor

Angela Merkel (CDU)

in the Bundestag in Berlin.

We will then follow the debate here in the

live ticker

.

Update from December 16, 11:53 a.m

.: Will

vaccination readiness

still be a problem?

The

Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko)

recently referred to a

survey

according to which it has steadily decreased in Germany since spring and is even lower among medical staff than among the rest of the population.

About

53 percent

of Germans want to be

vaccinated

against

Covid-19

, the Barmer health insurance company found in a

survey

at the end of November

.

At the time, 42 percent of parents stated that they also wanted their children to be vaccinated (

RND

reported first).

If you look at an agency photo of today's cabinet meeting with Chancellor

Angela Merkel

(CDU), you can ask yourself whether that will be enough.

Under her arm she carried a list with the

"estimated participation rate" of

various population groups.

All together, the federal government expects a vaccination participation rate of

68 percent

.

+

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in the cabinet meeting on December 16.

© Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters / Pool / dpa

The surveys are worrisome, among others, the

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach.

"It surprises me that the willingness to vaccinate is not significantly higher among medical staff," said the politician this Monday to the newspapers of the

Funke media group

.

The patient commissioner of the federal government,

Claudia Schmidtke (CDU)

, however, believes that the willingness to vaccinate increases as soon as reliable vaccines are approved.

Federal government agrees on special corona leave for parents

Update December 16, 2020, 11.30 a.m.:

Agreement in Berlin!

Before the questioning of Angela Merkel in the Bundestag, the Federal Cabinet decided at its meeting on Wednesday to implement the special Corona leave for parents announced in the outcome paper of the last Prime Minister's Conference.

According to the cabinet resolution, which is available to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND / Wednesday), Paragraph 56, Paragraph 1a of the Infection Protection Act is to be supplemented by a half-sentence.

In the future, parents should also be entitled to compensation in the event of a loss of wages due to childcare if the compulsory attendance in schools is suspended.

So far, the claim for compensation only existed in the event of an officially ordered closure of the school.

Angela Merkel asks herself questions about the nationwide corona lockdown

First report:

Berlin - The starting shot has been fired:

retail

and

schools

largely closed,

night curfews

and strict

contact restrictions

.

A test of patience, especially before the holidays, even if most Germans support the

lockdown

in surveys

.

The wait for the

corona vaccine

is added.

And here, at least according to the notoriously irritable Internet forists, the criticism of the federal government is increasing.

On this first lockdown Wednesday, Chancellor

Angela Merkel (CDU) will

answer questions from

parliamentarians for an

hour

.

On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency (

EMA

) announced that it would

decide

on the approval of a Sars-CoV-2 vaccine (from

Biontech / Pfizer

) for Germany

on

December 21

.

Eight days earlier than originally planned.

"From the summer we can return to normal step by step,"

said Federal Health

Minister Jens Spahn (CDU)

confidently on the day of the Merkel survey on RTL / ntv.

Then there will be enough vaccine for everyone who wants to be vaccinated.

The vaccination is a

"command of reason"

.

Corona in Germany: Question time with Merkel - followed by vaccination strategy debate

According to Spahn,

55 to 65 percent of

the population

would have to get

vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus.

"That is how long we will continue to take care of each other and thus also have to reduce the most intensive and difficult processes," emphasized Spahn.

Hygiene measures are also necessary until then.

“Getting vaccinated is a matter of common sense.

It is sensible for oneself, because it protects & helps to avoid the most severe processes & it is sensible as part of society, because you can also protect others with it. “@Jensspahn with @NikolausBlome at @RTLde.

- BMG (@BMG_Bund) December 15, 2020

From

3:05 p.m.

on Wednesday, a

current hour

in the Bundestag will

deal with the national

vaccination strategy

, which is to be laid down in a regulation.

According

to the

AFP

, these groups

should be vaccinated first

:

  • The elderly and other risk groups

  • Doctors and nursing staff

  • Employees at the police, schools or daycare centers

Advice will also be given from 6:20 pm on the Annual Tax Act 2020. Among other things, it provides for a flat rate for work in the

home office

.

The government survey with Merkel starts at

13:00

.

At this point we will continuously report on the date.

(AFP / dpa / frs)

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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