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Corona news on Tuesday: The most important developments on Sars-CoV

2021-06-17T13:22:59.254Z

The RKI registered 93 new coronavirus-related deaths within 24 hours. And: Trump supporter Greene apologizes for the Holocaust comparison. The overview.



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Trump supporter Greene apologizes for Holocaust settlement

4:05 a.m.:

Republican US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green has apologized for comparisons between protective measures in the corona pandemic and the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. "One of the best lessons my father always taught me is that if you make a mistake, you should admit it," said the supporter of former US President Donald Trump in Washington.

Greene said she was at the Holocaust Museum in the US capital that afternoon.

Even as a young woman she dealt with the crimes of the National Socialists: during a visit to the memorial of the former German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

"There is no comparison to the Holocaust and there are words I have said and remarks I have made that I know are offensive and I apologize for that."

The politician stuck to her criticism of corona protective measures and an alleged "compulsory vaccination" - which does not exist in the USA.

"I find that forced masks and forced vaccinations or vaccination certificates are a type of discrimination, and I am very much against that type of discrimination."

Among other things, Greene compared planned vaccination logos on name tags of employees of a supermarket with the fact that the Nazis had forced the wearing of Jewish stars.

Speaking in May of the US House of Representatives, Greene said of the mask requirement, “You know, we can look back at a time in history when people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, like that very much that they were put on trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. "

Voices on the debate about relaxation of the mask requirement

2.30

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In the debate about easing the mask requirement, politicians from the Union and the Greens in the Bundestag have expressed skepticism. »Although the incidences are falling, the pandemic situation is easing. However, given the more contagious virus mutations, the danger of the corona virus has not yet been banned, "said the

deputy chairman of the CSU / CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Stephan Stracke

(CSU), of the" world ". In addition to vaccination, the mask is an effective tool in the fight against corona. "That's why I warn against a hasty suspension of the mask requirement," said Stracke.

The

Green expert Kordula Schulz-Asche

continues to urge caution. "Keeping your distance and wearing a mask in certain situations are moderate means of protecting those who do not yet have complete vaccination protection," said the reporter for infection protection in the Green parliamentary group in the same newspaper.

Intensive care

physicians are positive about a relaxation of the mask requirement, but want to keep wearing masks indoors. “In general, nothing speaks against it: Now in summer we spend a lot of time outdoors, the incidences continue to decrease. And most importantly: More and more people have already been vaccinated once or twice, «says the President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), Gernot Marx, the editorial network Germany. In his opinion, you should still wear a mask indoors in order not to take any risks. "Outside, where there can be a lot of distance between many people over a large area and the aerosols do not collect in one room, you can definitely take off the mask and regain a bit of previous normality."

The

German Hotel and Restaurant Association

(Dehoga) has responded positively to the debate about the general abolition of the mask requirement.

"It is right and consistent that the mask requirement is put to the test, because the incidence numbers are falling and the vaccination rate is increasing," says Ingrid Hartges, General Manager of the Dehoga Federal Association, of the newspaper "Rheinische Post" according to the preliminary report.

Every restriction - including the mask requirement - must be understandable, suitable and proportionate.

Israel lifts the mask requirement in public buildings

12:40 a.m.:

In Israel, the mask requirement in public buildings will be lifted from today. The Ministry of Health announced on Monday evening. The government is thus ending one of the last corona restrictions that are still in force. Most of the regulations were relaxed at the beginning of June; strict restrictions still apply only to visitors from abroad. You are only allowed to enter Israel if there are compelling professional or family reasons.

More than 55 percent of the population of Israel are already fully vaccinated against Corona.

This is due to the vaccination campaign that started at the end of December, which was made possible by a data exchange agreement with vaccine manufacturers Biontech and Pfizer.

Israel - which has digitized the medical data of its entire population - pledged itself to quickly pass on information about its effectiveness in return for preferential delivery of the vaccine.

Digital vaccination certificate in pharmacies: "We couldn't prepare at all"

00:03:

Those who have been vaccinated can now have a digital certificate issued.

The servers were overloaded right from the start - and what do the pharmacists say?

Read more here.

40,000 spectators allowed for the European Championship final in London

12:01 a.m.:

Despite the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, Great Britain will allow tens of thousands of spectators at several major sports events in the coming weeks.

For example, around 40,000 spectators can attend the final of the European Football Championship on July 11th in London's Wembley Stadium, as Minister of Culture and Sports Oliver Dowden announced to the PA news agency.

The final Wimbledon matches on July 10th and 11th are also allowed to take place in front of a Center Court full of 15,000 spectators.

Previous games of the tournaments will, according to reports, still take place at half the audience capacity.

The major events are part of a series of tests by the British government to collect knowledge about the safety of major events in times of pandemic.

For many other areas in England, the corona measures have been extended by several weeks until July 19 due to the spread of the Delta variant, which was initially discovered in India.

The variant caused the number of infections to rise again in the past few weeks, the seven-day incidence in the country is currently back at just under 67.

aar / dpa / AFP / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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