With all the new challenges, the corona virus was somewhat forgotten. Karl Lauterbach and Robert Wieler want to counteract this. They provide information about the current situation around Covid-19.
- Pandemic before the end? Germany is heading for the third Corona winter
- Corona situation : Lauterbach and Wieler provide information about the current situation
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Munich – Autumn really didn’t waste any time this year to spread in Germany. Sometimes there is even a hint of winter blowing through the country. And as is well known, this will bring with it a combination of unprecedented challenges. Above all, the energy crisis, and with it inflation. On top of that, there is the question of how the Ukraine war will develop and what consequences, perhaps not yet foreseeable, will come to Europe as a result.
With all these topics, it is almost forgotten that the third Corona winter is approaching. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) and Lothar Wieler, President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), have set themselves the task of sharpening the senses of the danger posed by the virus, which has not yet been completely overcome. The two health experts will explain the current situation regarding Corona in a press conference this Friday from 10 a.m. Will they then also raise their index finger in warning with a view to the skyrocketing incidence in Munich during the Wiesn?
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Corona in Germany: According to the RKI, the vaccination rate is largely stagnant – only one exception
New warnings against carelessness in dealing with infections can certainly be expected, as well as references to various studies related to the pandemic. The current RKI monthly report on Covid-19 published on Thursday states, among other things, that the vaccination rate has largely stagnated for weeks. By Sunday, September 25th, almost 185.4 million vaccinations against the virus were officially administered in Germany. Currently, “a relevant increase can only be observed for the 2nd booster vaccination in the population aged 60 and over”.
With regard to residents and guests of long-term care facilities, there is only a slow increase here. The RKI recommends immunizing these vulnerable groups of people against Covid-19 with a prick as part of the seasonal influenza vaccination. The “incidence of Covid-19-related hospitalizations” shows that such a booster vaccination would “significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization” even in the current omicron wave.
A “special evaluation of the effectiveness of the vaccination depending on the distance to the last vaccination” is interesting. Accordingly, the booster vaccination protects “with high effectiveness against severe Covid 19 courses” even after more than six months. (mg)