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The Robert Koch Institute registered 20 more corona deaths within 24 hours. The USA delivers almost three million vaccine doses to the Philippines. And: "Mother Beimer" calls for vaccinations. The overview.

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First process of


outbreak in March 2020 in Ischgl

04.15 a.m.:

According to their own statements, more than 6,000 people from 45 countries

contracted the corona virus

in Ischgl and other Tyrolean holiday resorts - today (10 a.m.) the first civil trial against the Austrian authorities starts in Vienna.

It is about the fate of a 72-year-old former journalist and passionate skier who died of Covid-19 after vacationing in Ischgl.

His widow is demanding 100,000 euros in damages from Austria.

It is the first of 15 lawsuits from Austrians and Germans accusing the authorities of serious errors in dealing with the pandemic.

This would have meant that Ischgl and the surrounding area became a virus hotspot right at the beginning of the pandemic in early March 2020.

The Austrian authorities reject the allegations.

British study aims

to test children's

immune responses

to vaccinations

3:05 a.m .:

In the UK, researchers at Oxford University want to test various vaccination regimens in 12 to 16 year olds to study immune responses and milder side effects. "We are concerned about the risk of myocarditis, especially with the second dose of Pfizer's vaccine in young men," the study's lead researcher Matthew Snape told reporters. As part of the study, all participants will be given an initial dose of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. Eight weeks later, either a second full or half dose of the Pfizer vaccine, a full dose of the Novavax vaccine, or a half dose of the Moderna vaccine will follow. Snape wants to conduct a similar study with adults and compare the results afterwards.

"Mother Beimer" calls for vaccinations: "It's free!"


Actress Marie-Luise Marjan, who became famous as "Mother Beimer" from the television series "Lindenstrasse" (1985-2020), has called for vaccinations against the corona virus.

Corona had messed up many plans, said the 81-year-old on the sidelines of the German Television Award ceremony in Cologne.

“All you can do is ask that people get vaccinated.

So we don't get some big restriction again, ”she said.

She does not understand why "the offer of a government or even the scientists and doctors who have thought about it" are not accepted.

“It's free!

Ladies, gentlemen, dear children.

Now accept it. ”She had been vaccinated for several months.


delivers almost three million vaccine doses to the Philippines

12:52 a.m.:

The U.S. government will deliver an additional 2.58 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech to the Philippines as part of the international COVAX program.

As a White House spokesman announced, the total number of vaccines delivered to the island nation rose to nine million.

As the national security advisor to US President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, announced last week, the Philippines will also receive a further US $ 11.3 million to combat the pandemic.

Overall, the US has supported the island nation with $ 37 million in addition to the vaccines it has donated since the pandemic began.

Italy requires all employees to present a health passport

00.15 a.m.:

In the fight against Corona, Italy makes the health

passport mandatory

in the entire world of work: From October 15, all employees are obliged to have a corona vaccination, a negative test or a corona vaccination at work with the document called "green passport" in Italy Prove recovery.

Otherwise there is a risk of sanctions, which, however, do not extend to dismissal.

"We are extending the green passport obligation to the entire world of work, both in the public and in the private sector," said Health Minister Roberto Speranza.

"We're doing this for two main reasons: to make these places safer and to strengthen our vaccination campaign," said Speranza.

In Italy, the "green passport" shows whether the holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19, whether he has tested negative in the past 48 hours or whether he has recently recovered from the lung disease.

Around 75 percent of Italians over the age of twelve are currently vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Salzburg is

becoming a high risk area



00:01 a.m.:

The Salzburger Land has been classified in Austria as an area with a very high

corona risk


The national corona commission set Salzburg as the only federal state on Thursday at the highest level of the five-level national corona scale.

In the rest of Austria there is a high or medium risk.

The members of the commission from medicine and administration argued that the seven-day incidence in Salzburg with around 180 infected people was particularly high, while the vaccination rate and contact follow-up lagged behind.

The Austria-wide incidence was last at 164. The Salzburg authorities announced no immediate action in response to the classification.

jok / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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