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Corona is nesting in daycare centers: In between, 24 groups are already dense - also because staff were infected

2021-09-20T17:15:11.460Z

More and more childcare facilities are closed due to positive cases. Also because staff is not vaccinated. The discussion about compulsory vaccination is in full swing, and the pressure on politicians is growing.



More and more childcare facilities are closed due to positive cases.

Also because staff is not vaccinated.

The discussion about compulsory vaccination is in full swing, and the pressure on politicians is growing.

Munich - In the meantime, 24 groups of daycare centers were closed due to positive corona tests. That emerges from the minutes of the municipal crisis team that our newspaper has. Remarkable: Around half of the closings are said to be due to unvaccinated, positive tested staff in the daycare centers. The trend is rising: the weekly query of infected employees reflects a "significant increase", according to the protocol.

According to the health department, 17 children and five employees in daycare centers in Munich were infected as of Monday.

An increase compared to the previous week: Last Friday there were ten children who tested positive and three employees who tested positive.

A list of the closed facilities / groups is available on the city website - 16 facilities are currently affected.

On Friday there were only eight facilities.

When it comes to the question of whether unvaccinated, positive day-care center staff is actually responsible for the closure of a large part of the facilities, the presentation is covered.

Just this much: "The vaccination status of the daycare staff who tested positive has not yet been statistically evaluated," it says.

Corona is nesting in daycare centers: In between, 24 groups are already dense - also because staff were infected

The debate about compulsory vaccination has long been in full swing in Germany.

The pressure on politics is growing.

Some of our neighboring countries are already cracking down on them.

Since last week, there has been a compulsory vaccination for nursing and health staff in France.

Those who are hesitant will be suspended for the time being.

Italy will require all employees to have a vaccination or corona tests from mid-October.

By the way: Our Munich newsletter * informs you about all developments and results from the Isar metropolis about the upcoming federal election - and of course about all other important stories from Munich.

People in Munich are still hesitant - many politicians prefer more intensive advertising and testing.

"We rely on low-threshold vaccination offers and education, not coercion," emphasizes Klaus Peter Rupp from the SPD.

At the same time, however, everyone in the daycare centers and care facilities must be protected, the employees as well as the senior citizens and children.

"That is why it is also clear to us that those who are not vaccinated have to be tested closely," said Rupp.

"It would not be of any help if care workers or day-care center supervisors who were critical of vaccinations were driven out of the shortage professions forever", says CSU Vice Hans Theiss.

Should the number of infections nevertheless rise excessively, compulsory vaccination must "at least be discussed".

Corona in Munich: mandatory for certain professions?

Sebastian Weisenburger from the Greens can imagine compulsory vaccinations for certain professions. “However, it must be ensured that the support is still right,” he emphasizes. He could not send home daycare staff in Munich who did not want to be vaccinated. The staff blanket is already sewn on edge.

"The question is whether compulsory vaccination is sufficiently suitable to avert danger," says Dr. Volker Rieble, law professor at LMU Munich. From his point of view, this is not the case. The problem: Vaccinated people can still transmit the virus. Incidentally, it is different with measles - people who are vaccinated only very rarely transmit the measles virus. A measles vaccination for people in community and health facilities applies from March 2020. The protection of the health system from overload would justify a vaccination, says Rieble. “But then we would have to have the appropriate hospital numbers. But we don't have that at the moment either. ”Fortunately. * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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