From 11.30 a.m., RKI President Lothar Wieler and Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) will give their assessments of the current Corona situation in Germany.
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Corona vaccinations * in Germany are slowly picking up speed.
RKI President Lothar Wieler expressed clear criticism of the actions of politics and the federal emergency brake.
The press conference on the current Corona situation in Germany starts at 11.30 a.m. in Berlin.
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Berlin - The infection situation in Germany seems to be gradually stabilizing - but still at a high level.
From 11.30 a.m., Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), RKI President Lothar Wieler, and intensive care nurse Ricardo Lange will give their assessments of the current Corona situation in Germany at a press conference in Berlin.
Corona in Germany: PK with Spahn and RKI boss Wieler on the current situation
On the morning of the press conference, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported * 24,736 new corona infections * and 264 new deaths within one day. While the death rate rose slightly compared to the Thursday of the previous week, the number of new infections (value on April 22: 29,518) is significantly lower. The nationwide 7-day incidence was 154.9 on Thursday morning, according to the RKI. This is the lowest incidence value in Germany since April 14 (153.2) - that is, for a little over two weeks.
The progress of the vaccination campaign also gives hope for a slight easing of the situation.
According to the vaccination dashboard of the RKI and the Ministry of Health, 24.7 percent of the population (around 20.5 million people) in Germany are now vaccinated against the coronavirus * at least once.
"Almost one in four," wrote Health Minister Spahn on Wednesday (April 28) on Twitter.
More than 6.1 million people have already received full vaccination protection, i.e. two corona vaccinations.
Corona in Germany: Wieler with clear criticism of politics and the federal emergency brake
RKI President Lothar Wieler meanwhile expressed clear criticism of the action of politics in the Corona crisis * and also of the nationwide Corona emergency brake.
The expert was a guest in the “Jung & Naiv” interview format by the journalist Tilo Jung.
Wieler explained that in Germany one often looks at a possible overload of the intensive care units, a possible triage.
But that is just an "end point that we will hopefully never reach," said the RKI boss.
He is confident that this point will not be reached in Germany.
RKI boss Lothar Wieler expressed clear criticism of the German corona policy in an interview.
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However, Wieler also made it clear: "It is of course cynical to wait so long." The RKI boss declared that he would "of course go much more into prevention", also to avoid higher numbers of infections.
The federal emergency brake * of politics is therefore a compromise.
Jung asked Wieler: “The compromise is that we only brake when it's too late?” The RKI President then answered with a clear “Yes!”.
“I'm not happy about that,” Wieler made clear.
When asked whether he was behind this compromise, the RKI boss again took a clear position.
“No, of course not,” was his clear answer.
Clear recommendations were issued early on.
"An earlier brake would make more sense for us," continued Wieler.
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