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Corona vaccination: At the family doctor, everyone will soon be priority one


Three federal states are canceling the vaccination sequence at the family doctor from Monday, the number of infections continues to fall - and the latest from research: our Corona weekly overview.

Timo Lenzen / DER SPIEGEL

Dear readers,

On Wednesday, 1.35 million people in Germany were vaccinated against Covid-19 as never before in one day.

Every third person has now received at least one dose.

However, there are still significantly more people who want to be vaccinated than there are opportunities for vaccination.

And the situation is becoming more and more opaque.

Depending on the federal state, different groups have their turn to vaccinate at different times.

Sometimes you get envious, some people also wonder whether it is actually okay to get vaccinated when people at a significantly higher risk of a severe course of Covid-19 are still waiting for a dose.

The possibility to be vaccinated by the family doctor even as a healthy young person without a particular risk of infection exists in any case - or shall we say it is justified.

For the vector vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, the prioritization has been lifted nationwide, in Berlin, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg it will fall on Monday for all vaccine types.

In all likelihood, this will not make it easier to get an appointment with your doctor for the vaccination.

One can only hope that the frustration of looking for a vaccination appointment does not lead to too many people who want to be vaccinated.

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from now on

and from Saturday at the kiosk.

How to vaccinate, where to vaccinate, who to vaccinate, when to vaccinate?

Cancellation of prioritization: How do I get a vaccination appointment now?

Anyone who wants can get vaccinated with AstraZeneca.

In Berlin, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, the prioritization for all vaccine types will even drop from Monday.

But where do people wanting to be vaccinated get the injection?

New recommendation from Stiko: Federal and state governments raise priorities for Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Health Minister Spahn calls for a more pragmatic approach to the vector



Young people should also get it.

As a rule, however, it will be used in the future for people over 60.

Former vaccination target for younger people: Spahn announces vaccination for young people by the end of the summer vacation

The Federal Minister of Health has improved the vaccination target for young citizens.

The start of the new school year should be as normal as possible.

He asked older people for solidarity with regard to the vaccine preference.

Corona crisis: USA approves Biontech / Pfizer vaccine for children aged twelve and over

Canada has submitted - now the USA is also approving Biontech's vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds.

The EU is still examining such a step.

Has the emergency brake worked?

Data analysis on falling infection numbers: the emergency brake works, right?

The corona situation in Germany is easing.

The seven-day incidence is again below 100. That seems to be due to the measures taken by the federal government.

But it is not that simple.

Science under fire: Why corona calculations are better than their reputation

Researchers are trying to simulate the course of the pandemic.

Your models, say critics, would dramatize the corona crisis.

Science holds against it - and speaks of the prevention paradox.

What's behind it?

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In Mexico, pregnant women are now also vaccinated against Covid-19

Photo: Gerardo Vieyra / imago images / NurPhoto

Covid-19 in worldwide numbers

  • Confirmed Cases: 161,224,503

  • Deaths: 3,345,937

  • Germany: 3,577,040 confirmed infected people, 85,848 deaths, approximately 3,240,300 recovered

    Sources: CSSE / Johns Hopkins University, as of May 14, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

    Robert Koch Institute, as of April 14, 2021, 3:10 a.m.

Research news

International study series: WHO starts testing three potential Covid-19 drugs

Because antiviral agents disappointed, the World Health Organization is now relying on other drugs against Covid-19.

Seriously ill people in particular could benefit.

Public transport infection risk: How safe are buses and trains?

Some drove by car, others by train: According to a new analysis, local public transport does not increase the risk of corona infection.

However, the database is poor.

Christian Drosten: Anyone who decides against the vaccination will become infected

The virologist Christian Drosten has clearly pointed out the consequences for

those who oppose the vaccination


Anyone who actively decides against it will inevitably at some point become infected with Covid-19.

B.1.617.2: Spread of mutants - experts warn of easing in Great Britain

The corona variant B.1.617.2 known from India is spreading in Great Britain, where it is now the second most common.

Should opening steps be postponed?

Discussion about study: does the coronavirus get into human genome?

According to an analysis, fragments of the coronavirus may be found in the genome of infected people.

An explanation for constantly positive corona tests?

Not all experts are convinced of the theory.

What else was important

Falling corona numbers: Switzerland plans further easing

The terraces of the restaurants are already open, now Switzerland wants to abolish further corona restrictions.

Even major events are under discussion.

New travel rules: Where quarantine will soon no longer be necessary

If you want to travel to Greece, Spain or Italy

soon, you no longer

have to be in quarantine after returning - if you have been tested or vaccinated.

The new entry regulations make traveling easier.

Panel of experts: How the corona crisis could have been prevented

Individual states and the WHO reacted far too late to the looming corona pandemic, criticize independent experts.

In order to deal with the crisis quickly, you have made three demands.

Interview with legal experts: Are vaccine pusheres liable to prosecution?

The criminal lawyer Christof Knauer explains when people who sneak vaccinations have to expect sanctions.

He considers the demand for further punishments to be excessive.

Have a nice weekend

Yours Julia Merlot

Source: spiegel

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