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The RKI has registered 18,034 new infections and 285 deaths within 24 hours in connection with the coronavirus. And: GPs want legal security for the use of the seventh dose of Biontech. The overview.

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Cities and municipalities welcome relief for those who have been vaccinated

03.45 a.m.:

The German Association of Towns and Municipalities welcomed the relief decided by the cabinet for vaccinated people.

"It is right and necessary to quickly reduce the restrictions on basic rights for those who have been vaccinated and recovered," said managing director Gerd Landsberg of the "Rheinische Post".

It has long been a notable group in society.

Over 6.6 million people have already received a second vaccination and over three million have recovered from corona disease, Landsberg told the newspaper.

"After it has been established that these people pose no significant danger to themselves or to others, the restrictions on fundamental rights must be reduced," demanded the head of the association.

According to Landsberg, an exemption from the obligation to test is correct.

"It should be noted that this exemption also leads to considerable cost savings," he said.

Also exit restrictions would no longer be justifiable for vaccinated and convalescent people, not even under the aspect of controllability.

There are already many exceptions in which the exit restrictions do not apply, said Landsberg.

The police and regulatory agencies would randomly check this.

There are therefore no additional circumstances if vaccinated people have to present their vaccination card and identity card.

Furthermore, "the less fundamental rights-intensive interference, namely the mask and the obligation to keep a distance" should apply.

Otherwise controllability is not guaranteed.

General practitioners want legal security for the use of the seventh dose of Biontech

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1:50 a.m.:

The German Association of


Practitioners calls for legal security for doctors who want to administer seven instead of six doses per ampoule of the corona vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer.

"It cannot be that vaccination doses are thrown away every day in Germany," said association boss Ulrich Weigeldt to the newspapers of the Funke media group.

In dealing with the seventh dose of vaccination, there is a need for legal certainty nationwide.

Weigeldt said that general practitioners who wanted to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible with the existing vaccine should not risk "one foot in jail".

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach also spoke out in favor of legal security for the use of the seventh dose of Biontech.

Only six doses per ampoule are allowed for the vaccine - using the seventh is not prohibited, but not legally guaranteed.

"I understand that many doctors throw away the seventh dose of the Biontech vaccine for fear of the liability risk," Lauterbach told the newspapers and demanded: "The state must assume the liability risk."

Economist sees problems in implementing relaxations for vaccinated people

1:20 a.m.:

The economy Monika Schnitzer sees the implementation of the relaxations decided by the federal government for vaccinated and convalescent people critical.

As the newspapers of the Funke media group report, according to the economist, it has not yet been possible to provide forgery-proof proof of the vaccination and the surviving illness: "It is incomprehensible that a forgery-proof solution has not been found here much sooner."

In the US, 106.2 million people are fully vaccinated

0.55 a.m.:

In the USA, according to the CDC, 106.2 million people are now fully vaccinated, almost a third of the population.

A total of 247.8 million doses were inoculated, it said.

About 328 million people live in the United States.

cop / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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