Status: 02.10.2023, 07:24 a.m.
By: Michelle Mantey
Teacher urges her students to take a corona test once or twice a week. (Symbolic image) © spfimages/IMAGO
Corona measures have been lifted, but the incidence is rising again. A teacher now wants to test her students again. A mother defends herself against it.
Berlin – According to a recent report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the number of people infected with Corona is rising again. A further increase is to be expected, especially in autumn, as people often spend time indoors during the cold season, making it easier for the virus to spread. Especially at school, many children sit together in a full classroom. In recent years, it has been mainly school-age children and young people who have had to suffer from the Corona measures due to school closures. A teacher from Berlin wants to bring back one of the measures.
According to a report in the B.Z., she urges her students to take a corona test once or twice a week. Jessica Z. is the mother of one of the affected children. She is angry about the class teacher's demand: "The children were the ones who suffered at the time and are reminded by these actions of the time of school closures without social contacts." Jessica Z. therefore decides not to follow up on the teacher's demand and writes her a letter.
Teacher demands corona test from fourth-grade students
The 11-year-old's mother is supposed to sign that she agrees that she and her son will be tested regularly. But when she refuses to sign the letter in a letter to the teacher, the teacher is said to have come forward and tried to change her mind. "When she realized that she was hitting granite, I was asked if I had been vaccinated," Jessica Z. told B.Z. She suspects that the class teacher of the 4a herself does not fall ill and therefore now wants to oblige the children to be tested.
According to the Federal Government's report, the Corona measures expired on April 7, 2023. The regulations for school operations have also already been lifted. School-age children and adolescents were thus able to go back to school without masks, distances or corona tests. So far, despite rising incidences, no measures are known for autumn 2023. However, experts expect a different problem this autumn.
Medical care for children could become a problem in winter
Thomas Fischbach, President of the Professional Association of Pediatricians and Adolescent Physicians, warns of a severe flu epidemic, according to a report by the RedaktionsNetzwerkDeutschland (rnd). This could also lead to supply bottlenecks with regard to the supply of medicines.
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Professor Leif Erik Sander heads the working group for personalized infection medicine at the Charité in Berlin and is director of the Department of Infectiology. In an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW), he explains what problems could arise this winter in the field of pediatric medicine: "Especially in pediatrics, in pediatrics, it will lead to bottlenecks again relatively quickly in winter, including in emergency rooms. There may actually be supply problems, especially in regions where the density of free hospital beds may not be so high."
Voluntary corona tests possible
It remains to be seen how the flu or the corona virus will develop in the cold season. At present, there is no obligation to test, but according to Martin Klesmann, spokesman for the Senate Department for Education, voluntary testing is possible. However, Jessica Z. has decided that her son should not take voluntary corona tests.
While the return of the measure is demanded, others are focusing on pandemic management. For many students, the consequences of the pandemic and isolation are being felt. (mima)