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2021-05-04T07:59:45.492Z

7534 new infections were reported to the Robert Koch Institute. In Australia, anger is growing over the government's India course. And: The USA wants to vaccinate children from the age of twelve. The overview.



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US media: 12 to 15 year olds vaccine approved in a few days

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a.m.: According to US media reports, the US drug authority FDA could approve the corona vaccine from German vaccine manufacturer Biontech and its US partner Pfizer for children and adolescents aged 12 to 15 in just a few days. At the end of this week or the beginning of next week, the already existing emergency approval for people aged 16 and over could be adapted and expanded accordingly, reported the New York Times on Monday, citing unnamed federal officials.

Around a month ago, Biontech / Pfizer had submitted a corresponding application to the FDA.

Such an application is also with the European approval authority EMA.

The companies had previously announced that a clinical study in the age group from 12 to 15 years in the US had shown 100 percent effectiveness.

According to the survey, the majority of Germans are not afraid of vaccinations

4.20 a.m.:

According to a survey, the vast majority of Germans have no concerns about a corona vaccination.

In a Forsa survey for the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), 83 percent stated that they were not afraid at all or not at all.

The statement "I'm afraid of being vaccinated against Corona" only 16 percent agreed "somewhat" or "completely".

Older people are therefore particularly relaxed: 90 percent of respondents aged 60 and over stated that they have no or hardly any fear of a corona vaccination, while the proportion of 18 to 39-year-olds was slightly lower at 76 percent.

"The figures show that overall confidence in the corona vaccination is great," said Jens Baas, TK's CEO and doctor of medicine.

"That is a good signal, because vaccination is the only way out of the pandemic for us."

Medical officers: Vaccinated people must be tested further

04.15 a.m.:

The medical

officers

have criticized the planned exemptions for people vaccinated against Corona.

“People who are vaccinated must definitely continue to be tested.

It would be fatal if vaccinated and convalescents were exempted from all test obligations, for example when entering the country, "said the chairwoman of the Federal Association of Doctors of the Public Health Service, Ute Teichert, the newspapers of the Funke media group.

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had announced that in the future, when entering Germany, a complete vaccination certificate should be sufficient instead of a test.

She also criticized the fact that the federal government wanted to return vaccinated rights before uniform proof of vaccination status was available.

The Union parliamentary group supports the draft ordinance by Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) for the return of basic rights to vaccinated and convalescent people.

"We basically support the proposals of Justice Minister Lambrecht," said the health policy spokeswoman for the parliamentary group, Karin Maag (CDU), the editorial network Germany.

Criticism of Australia's penalties for travelers from India

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Scott Morrison

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4 a.m .:

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is under pressure to reverse his sentence for travelers from India.

As of Monday, all travelers from India, including Australian citizens, can expect a maximum sentence of five years in prison and fines of up to A $ 66,000 (42,400 euros) if they enter Australia.

Morrison told the local TV station "Channel 9" that the rules would be used "responsibly and proportionately."

But they are necessary to reduce the pressure on the country's quarantine systems.

The temporary restrictions, due until May 15, have been heavily criticized by lawmakers as well as Indian expats and the Australian Commission on Human Rights.

jok / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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