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After the summit chaos around RKI: Wieler and Lauterbach stand together

The own institute does not coordinate with each other and publishes contradicting recommendations: Health Minister Lauterbach is now being criticized from everywhere. The ticker.

  • The RKI surprised the MPK on Tuesday with radical demands.
  • Karl Lauterbach sharply criticized the approach.
  • On Wednesday, RKI bosses Wieler and Lauterbach will hold a joint press conference at 12.30 p.m.

Berlin – The fact that the days of the Corona summit also get on the nerves of politicians is neither surprising nor new. But the recommendation published shortly before the meeting by the Robert Koch Institute * under the direction of Lothar Wieler seems to take it to extremes. The public is confused, the politicians asks Health Minister Lauterbach for clarification.

Criticism of the Robert Koch Institute: Lauterbach shoots sharply

The problem: Shortly before the official start of the summit meeting of the country leaders on Tuesday with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the RKI published a whole list of radical measures to restrict the coronavirus *. The “consistent and comprehensive contact restrictions” contained in it, among other things, met with displeasure among the public and politicians. “If the ministry and the most important authority contradict each other, it leaves more question marks than exclamation marks,” said Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder on Tuesday afternoon.

Health Minister Lauterbach categorically ruled out a lockdown at the weekend. The question that many are now asking: Why does the institute under his authority publish such a recommendation a little later? Lauterbach himself says, according to the picture , the publication was “not coordinated”, something should not happen.

“Contradictory and inconsistent”: Politics calls for a declaration from Lauterbach

Tino Sorge, the health spokesman for the Union parliamentary group in the Bundestag, demands : “The minister has come into opposition to his own expert advisory board. It was only on Sunday that the committee warned that contact restrictions would have to follow quickly – the talk was of ‘utmost urgency’. But the minister categorically ruled out a lockdown on the same day. That is contradicting and inconsistent. “

But now Lauterbach and Wieler have to speak out as quickly as possible, after all, a joint Corona press conference is due on Wednesday. It could also pop.

So far, things have gone so well for the new Minister of Health: In the last polls, he even managed a pleasant coup *. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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