The incidence is slightly lower on Saturday than before. The medical president Klaus Reinhardt warns against putting too much pressure on unvaccinated people.
- According to the RKI, the 7-day incidence on Saturday morning was 82.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. The value fell compared to the previous day.
- The medical president Klaus Reinhardt currently considers it “inappropriate to exert even more pressure on non-vaccinated people” (see update from September 11th, 8.33 am)
- Insiders reveal: Approval for Pfizer vaccination for children could come in the US in October. (see update from September 11th, 8:45 a.m.)
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Update from September 11, 2021, 8.45 a.m.: Insiders reveal that the approval of the Pfizer and BionTech vaccines for children in the USA could come as early as October. This is reported by Tagesschau.de on Saturday morning. The news portal cites “two people who are familiar with the matter”. If the filing is submitted on time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could give Pfizer and BionTech’s vaccines for children an emergency approval by the end of October, the report said. These would then be approved for children between the ages of five and eleven.
So far, only a few people have used booster vaccinations in Germany
In Germany, 162,000 people have had a booster vaccination so far. This is based on information from the Robert Koch Institute. “The figures show that currently neither a particularly large number of doctors are participating in the booster vaccinations nor is there a great need for another dose in the population,” said Andreas Gassen from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in the World on Sunday .
From Gassen’s point of view, this is due, among other things, to the lack of recommendations from the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO). “The population has now rightly learned not to listen to politicians, but rather to doctors when vaccinating,” Gassen continued. According to its own information, however, Stiko plans to issue a recommendation as soon as possible. Carrying out the booster vaccinations is poorly remunerated for doctors and is organizationally complex, the head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians continued.
President of the German Medical Association considers even more pressure on unvaccinated people to be “inappropriate”
Update from September 11, 2021, 8.33 a.m.: The President of the German Medical Association, Klaus Reinhardt, describes stronger restrictions for unvaccinated people as inappropriate. “Applying even more pressure on non-vaccinated people would not be appropriate at this point in time,” said Reinhardt in an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse on Saturday.
The medical president argues that the health system is currently not overloaded and that even stronger measures against unvaccinated people are therefore not legitimized. “On the other hand, more pressure is more likely to trigger counter-reactions in the case of undecided people who could be convinced with reasonable arguments,” the doctor points out. In this way, the missing 20 to 25 percent of the non-vaccinated will not be reached. Instead of increasing the pressure, the medical president calls for more educational work: “To dispel existing doubts and to consistently correct fake news about vaccination (…)” is the solution to reach people.
Several federal states had announced that they would no longer pay compensation in the event of loss of earnings due to quarantine. In North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, the aid will expire on October 11th together with the free citizen tests. Then there is no continued wage payment for unvaccinated people who have to be in quarantine. “This debate is exaggerated,” countered the President of the Medical Association. In addition, it raises the question of how to deal with other people who exploit their bodies, continues Klaus Reinhardt.
The incidence fell slightly on Saturday compared to the previous day, but was higher than a week earlier
First report from September 11, 2021: On Saturday morning, 11,214 new infections from the past 24 hours were reported. That is 379 more than a week ago. This means that the number of infections * within the last seven days * is 82.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. On Friday the value was 83.8 and a week earlier it was 80.7. This is based on data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) *. The Federal Republic is in the fourth wave, which mainly affects young age groups. The RKI boss Lothar Wieler recently warned of a dramatic increase in new infections if the number of vaccinations is not significantly increased.
A total of 92,598 people have died from or with the virus in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The known infections are currently at 4,070,295, a total of 3,817,900 have recovered.
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