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Rising incidence: concern about fourth corona wave is growing

2021-07-24T18:46:55.491Z

The number of new corona infections has been increasing again for weeks: the incidence is now 13.6. The appeals to those unwilling to be vaccinated are getting louder, the worries about the rude awakening after the holiday are growing.



The number of new corona infections has been increasing again for weeks: the incidence is now 13.6.

The appeals to those unwilling to be vaccinated are getting louder, the worries about the rude awakening after the holiday are growing.

Berlin - The threat of a fourth corona wave in autumn as a result of vacation, delta variant of the virus and unwillingness to vaccinate is increasing.

The seven-day incidence has been rising continuously for two and a half weeks.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it was 13.6 - the previous day the value was 13.2 and the most recent low on July 6th was 4.9.

According to this, the health authorities in Germany last reported new corona infections to the RKI within one day in 1919.

A week ago the value for Germany was 1608 infections.

According to the new information, 28 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours - after 22 deaths a week ago.

Müller: Vaccination has to become less complicated

Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) currently saw a need for short-term coordination between the federal government and the states in view of the increasing number of infections. "Even if the situation in the intensive care units has improved significantly, we must not now gamble away the good starting position for the autumn," he informed the dpa. The vaccination must be made less complicated. At the same time, unvaccinated people would have to prove more comprehensively with negative tests that they are not contagious if they wanted to have access somewhere.

Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek urged adults to get vaccinated against Corona - also out of solidarity with children and adolescents.

"Especially now, when the number of infections is rising again, as far as possible all adults should show solidarity with the children and adolescents, in that non-vaccinated people take advantage of the vaccination offers," said the CDU politician in the newspapers of the Funke media group.

"The solidarity of adults would be a very important contribution to enable regular school operations after the summer vacation."

Karliczek argued: “No vaccine is approved for younger children, and no vaccination is recommended for children and adolescents aged 12 and over.

Therefore: the less the virus circulates among adults, the less it can pose a threat to younger people. "

Almost 50 percent fully vaccinated in Germany

According to the RKI, the quota of those completely vaccinated against Corona rose to 49.1 percent of the total population in Germany.

At least one vaccine dose was given to 60.8 percent of the population.

517,470 cans were injected on Friday.

In view of the growing number of people vaccinated against Corona, the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer (SPD), has again advocated adapted evaluation criteria in Corona policy.

The incidence says today "much less about the risk of illness and the possible burden on the health system than six months ago," said Dreyer of the "Rheinische Post".

In her opinion, the incidence should therefore be linked to the situation in the hospitals.

This includes who is admitted there and who has to go to an intensive care unit.

"We should agree quickly on a nationwide regulation," said Dreyer.

The federal government has already announced that in future values ​​such as hospital admissions will be given greater consideration.

Incidence of travel return increases?

The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, warned of an increase in the corona incidence due to travelers returning.

“Spain and Italy are popular holiday destinations, especially for younger people, who often have not yet been vaccinated twice.

The virus entry to Germany from these countries will clearly increase due to the people returning, ”he told the“ Rheinische Post ”(Saturday).

The medical officer called for consistent quarantine for unvaccinated travelers returning and compliance with the corona rules to ensure that the fourth wave does not turn into a "tsunami".

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach also advised caution because herd immunity had not yet been achieved.

"Discotheque visits only for people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested and only with a mask," he urged the editorial network Germany (RND).

With a view to the new school year, the Education and Science Union (GEW) is calling for air filters to be purchased for all classrooms in Germany. "If the schools are to become crisis-proof and there should be regular classroom teaching again after the summer holidays, then air filters - in addition to a hygiene concept including regular tests - are required in all classrooms," said GEW boss Maike Finnern of the "Rheinische Post". The federal government has finally set up a funding program for mobile air filters, but this is limited to the classrooms of children and young people up to the age of twelve. “That is not enough, as the high numbers particularly affect teenagers and young adults,” said Finnern. dpa

Source: merkur

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