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Corona news on Friday: Police union fears more aggressiveness because of 2G


Vaccination opponents could use more violence, the police union expects. In addition: Bavaria's interior minister wants to take action against corona sinners rather than against parking offenders. The overview.

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Police and public order office in Wolfsburg (in January): "We already know aggressive behavior from the third wave"


Michael Taeger / imago images / Jan Huebner

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New corona measures - USA tighten test rules upon entry

5:16 a.m.:

In view of the new Omikron variant and the upcoming winter, the US government is tightening the rules for corona tests for entry into the USA.

From the White House it was said that a negative test should have been carried out from the beginning of next week at most 24 hours before leaving for the United States.

The new regulation affects all international travelers regardless of nationality and vaccination status.

So far, a period of three days applies.

In addition, foreigners usually have to prove a full Covid-19 vaccination before they can travel by plane to the USA.

Anesthetists: Corona measures are nowhere near enough

5.15 a.m.:

The German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) has criticized the resolutions of the Prime Minister's Conference to contain the corona pandemic.

"The measures are far from being sufficient to relieve the intensive care units of the enormous pressure and to prevent endangering patients," said DGAI President Frank Wappler.

"We are late and are now trying with all our might to break inadequate measures over the knee."

Lambsdorff expects "active corona foreign policy" from the traffic light government

05.02 a.m.:

According to the FDP foreign expert Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, the future federal government must make fighting pandemic a central concern of its foreign policy.

"We need an active Corona foreign policy, much stronger support for the international vaccine initiative Covax and for the World Health Organization," Lambsdorff told the AFP news agency.

"Otherwise we will have the next Corona variant in a few months." The external expert pointed out that the Corona virus produces mutations worldwide and must therefore be fought worldwide.

RKI registers 74,352 new corona infections - incidence at 442.1

04:14 a.m.:

The seven-day incidence has risen again after a slight decrease on the three days before. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Friday morning at 442.1. For comparison: the previous day the value was 439.2, a week ago it was 438.2 (previous month: 169.9). The health authorities in Germany reported 74,352 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4 a.m. Exactly one week ago there were 76,414 infections. When evaluating the infection rate, it should be borne in mind that experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting. Health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions.

Herrmann: The fight against corona sinners is more important than against illegal parking

2.30 a.m.:

The Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) currently considers the fight against corona violations to be more important than the use of speeders and illegal parking.

You have to make sure that what was decided at the Prime Minister's Conference on Thursday is actually followed, he told the German Press Agency.

“There is a small minority who think you can disregard that.

The police have to step in. «Compliance with the corona regulations is now a priority.

"It's just more important right now than controlling parking violations or speeding," he said.

"The greatest danger comes from Corona, so the police have to set a priority."

Association of cities and municipalities considers Corona resolutions to be correct

02.10 a.m.:

The German Association of Towns and Municipalities considers the measures adopted by the federal and state governments to combat the corona pandemic to be the right approach. "The catalog of measures comes late, but better late than not at all," said managing director Gerd Landsberg of the "Rheinische Post". "It is right to regulate nationwide access to facilities and events of culture and leisure activities, regardless of incidence, only for vaccinated and convalescent people," said Landsberg. "The 2G rule to extend nationwide to the retail trade, regardless of incidence, with the exception of shops for daily needs, as well as the contact restrictions for unvaccinated people are drastic, but correct approaches," said Landsberg. 2G means access for vaccinated and convalescent people.

Landsberg was skeptical about having 30 million vaccinations by Christmas as planned by politicians.

“Many vaccination centers are closed.

There are mobile vaccination stations, but we keep hearing that the vaccines are not yet available when they are distributed, as the doctors wanted. "

The President of the German Association of Cities, Markus Lewe, also called on politicians to accelerate the vaccinations.

"The vaccination campaign must now switch to turbo gear," he told the newspapers of the Funke media group.

“But not enough vaccine is arriving in many cities right now.

The federal and state governments urgently need to provide enough vaccine and vaccination staff and bear the costs. "

According to the preliminary study, the risk of re-infection increased with the Omikron variant

1:33 a.m.:

According to a preliminary study from South Africa, the


variant of the coronavirus is three times more likely to be infected again compared to the Delta or Beta strains.

The work is based on data collected by the South African health system and was uploaded to a so-called preprint server on Thursday.

This means that it has not yet been checked by colleagues.

By the end of November, there were 35,670 suspected cases of renewed infection among 2.8 million people who tested positive.

The cases were considered reinfections if they tested positive for the coronavirus again 90 days after the first infection.

As the South African epidemiologist Juliet Pulliam announced on Twitter, most of those infected again had been infected with the Delta variant for the first time.

However, there are also patients from previous waves of infection.

Pulliam is director of the South African research center DSI-NRF Center of Excellence in Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis.

Labor Minister Heil wants to create new rules for home office

1:17 a.m.:

According to a report, Federal Labor


Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to further expand the topic of home office through new rules. "With the new federal government, we will strengthen the back of those people who occasionally or more frequently want to work mobile after Corona," he told the newspapers of the editorial network Germany (RND). "We create a legal right for the employees to speak specifically with the employer about their desire to work from home, a so-called right to debate," he added.

Heil said to the RND: "If the employer does not take a position, the desire to work from home becomes a claim." Nevertheless, it will also apply in the future that the baker cannot bake his bread at home and the factory worker has to do his work in the workshop.

"The employer can reject a home office request for operational reasons - but not arbitrarily, but with a plausible reason," said the SPD politician.

The President of the Medical Association considers Corona resolutions to be inadequate

01.02 a.m.:

Federal Medical Association President Klaus Reinhardt has criticized the federal and state resolutions to combat the coronavirus as inadequate.

"In order to protect the health system from overload, we believe that even more extensive measures would be necessary," he told the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung".

In his opinion, 2G plus should be mandatory for vaccinated and convalescent people nationwide in bars, restaurants as well as for sports and cultural events indoors - then a test would also have to be submitted.

Above all, compliance with the entry requirements must be strictly monitored and disregard must be sanctioned bindingly, warned Reinhardt.

RKI: So far four proven Omicron cases

01:01 a.m.:

Due to the tense situation in the corona laboratories, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recommends a more cautious use of PCR tests. »In some regions laboratories are at the limits of their capacity utilization. Therefore, prioritizing the use of PCR tests in accordance with the national test strategy is currently necessary, «writes the RKI in its weekly report from Thursday evening. For example, PCR tests should be "critically examined under the aspect of the regionally available PCR capacities".

PCR tests, which are necessary for reliable detection of an infection, should, for example, only be used to a limited extent to shorten the quarantine and isolation times for contact persons and infected people.

"For deprioritized occasions (according to the test strategy), high-quality antigen rapid tests should be used if there is a necessary indication." Such rapid tests can be evaluated on site and do not require a laboratory.

Report: Compulsory vaccination in care facilities and clinics should apply from mid-March

12:48 a.m.:

According to a newspaper report, the compulsory vaccination for staff in hospitals, care facilities and outpatient care services will apply from mid-March next year. As the newspapers of the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) learned from circles of the traffic light parties, all those who are already employed today and those who start over from January 1, 2022 should present proof of a full corona vaccination by March 15 at the latest.

According to the report, all those who start their work on March 16, 2022 need the corresponding proof from the beginning.

With the transition period, all those affected would have enough time to get vaccinated, according to RND from coalition circles.

Employees who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the obligation.

The draft law on the “facility-related vaccination requirement” should therefore be passed in the Bundestag by mid-December at the latest.

Divi President calls for stricter contact restrictions

12:01 a.m.:

The president of the intensive care medicine association Divi, Gernot Marx, calls for stricter contact restrictions, including for those who have been vaccinated, in the corona pandemic.

"We need clear contact restrictions, currently actually best for everyone," he told the editorial network Germany (RND).

“We just don't know enough about the new virus variant.

We cannot rule out that the vaccines may have a diminished effect, ”he said, referring to the Omikron variant.

"Because of this lack of knowledge, it is imperative to be particularly careful."

wal / dpa / Reuters / AFP

Source: spiegel

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