More and more federal states are adopting new corona rules due to the high number of infections in the country. The Stiko wants to approve vaccine for children. The Corona News.
- Germany is deep in the fourth wave of the Corona * pandemic.
- The corona vaccinations * are intended to help contain the pandemic again. The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) wants to give a recommendation for vaccination in children between five and eleven years of age this year.
- The debate about compulsory corona vaccination is picking up speed. Both Volker Bouffier (CDU *) and Markus Söder * (CSU *) are now speaking out in favor of it.
- All the news about the corona crisis in our news ticker.
+++ 11.07 a.m.: Karl Lauterbach continues to rule out a comprehensive lockdown in the Corona crisis. “You have to work with what is legally possible,” said the SPD health expert in the ARD morning magazine.
Local lockdowns in the fight against the corona pandemic, as recently in Saxony and Thuringia, are quite possible, according to Lauterbach. After about ten days, such measures would then also have an effect on the number of infections.
In addition, Karl Lauterbach spoke again in the ARD for a nationwide compulsory vaccination in Germany. “From my point of view, we cannot do without compulsory vaccination in the long term,” said the health expert.
Corona situation: Stiko announces recommendation for children to be vaccinated
+++ 9.12 a.m.: The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) wants to make its recommendation for corona vaccination for children from five to eleven years before the end of the year. “Our goal is to have this recommendation ready by the end of December, if possible by the start of delivery of the children’s vaccine to the federal states,” said Stiko chairman Thomas Mertens to the newspapers of the Funke media group. The recommendation is currently in progress.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected to approve the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine * for children aged five and over this week. According to the acting Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn * (CDU), 2.4 million doses of the vaccine for five to eleven year olds are to be made available to the federal states in a first delivery from December 20. With around 4.5 million children in this age group, you will be able to answer the initial demand well, said Spahn last week. So far, corona vaccines have only been approved in the EU from the age of twelve.
Friedrich Merz (CDU) embarrasses himself at Lanz on ZDF
Update from Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, 5.30 am: On Tuesday evening, Friedrich Merz (CDU) was a guest at “Markus Lanz *” (ZDF). There, the candidate for the CDU chairmanship made a serious embarrassment. In his opinion, in order to break the fourth corona wave, one has to “actually enforce” compulsory vaccinations in Germany. When moderator Markus Lanz asked, Merz emphasized that 2G had to be implemented consistently, that it was like compulsory vaccination.
The subject of Austria comes up, where a few days ago a mandatory vaccination was announced from February. Merz obviously didn’t notice that. Because: He asks: “Is there already a compulsory vaccination in Austria?” To the answer “from February” he replies: “Oh.”
Corona-News: More and more leading politicians: inside for general vaccination
+++ Update, 7:49 p.m.: Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller has for the first time spoken out in favor of a general compulsory vaccination against the corona virus. “I think we will not get around a compulsory vaccination,” said the SPD politician on Tuesday in the RBB evening show. “Because only the vaccination ensures that we can experience everything the way we want it. The high number of unvaccinated people repeatedly prevents this step towards normality. “
Müller, who had previously refused compulsory vaccination, spoke of a difficult trade-off. “I firmly believe there will still be a few in the end who will try everything to avoid being vaccinated,” he said. “But I think it is no longer acceptable to repeatedly punish the vaccinated for the unreasonableness of the unvaccinated. And now at some point we really have to enforce this vaccination quota so that we can all live together safely. “
FDP signals readiness for limited vaccination requirements
+++ Update, 7:49 p.m.: The FDP in the Bundestag is open to a corona vaccination obligation that is limited in time and to certain facilities. After weighing up the state encroachment on fundamental rights on the one hand and the special need for protection of vulnerable groups on the other, the parliamentary group is in favor of entering into talks with the SPD and the Greens about a facility-related vaccination requirement, said a parliamentary group spokesman after a meeting of the liberal MPs on the subject. At the same time, however, the FDP sets conditions: the parliamentary group attaches particular importance to a time limit and embedding it in a broad vaccination campaign, added the spokesman.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania introduces 2G + – dance events are prohibited
+++ Update, 6:35 p.m.: After several other federal states, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has also tightened its corona rules. From Thursday (November 25th, 2021) on, events indoors, restaurants, baths and hotels, among other things, may only be attended by vaccinated and convalescent people who can also submit a daily corona test. This 2G-plus rule provides for the corona warning level “orange”, as Social Minister Stefanie Drese (SPD) announced after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
The “orange” warning level is reached when a region of the country or the whole country has a hospitalization incidence of more than 6. This is currently the case in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Dance events are also prohibited and Christmas markets are only allowed to be visited by vaccinated and convalescent people.
Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier considers vaccination compulsory to be constitutional
+++ Update, 5:30 p.m.: Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) considers a general vaccination requirement to be constitutionally feasible. He said that on Tuesday in Wiesbaden. It is important to make the regulation carefully – that cannot be done in two weeks. Bouffier reiterated his assessment that there is no avoiding compulsory vaccination in order to permanently get the corona pandemic under control. Either you go from wave to wave with the corresponding restrictions, or you succeed in increasing the vaccination status, argued the Prime Minister.
Corona situation: Thuringia issues curfew for unvaccinated people
+++ Update, 4:58 p.m .: In Hamburg, stricter corona measures will apply from Monday. The 2G rule then also applies to theaters, cinemas, hotels and other leisure facilities in the Hanseatic city. Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD *) called the 3G rule in effect up to now a “wrong signal”. The NDR reports.
According to Tschentscher, the stricter corona restrictions that are now in force in Hamburg are intended to increase the vaccination incentive for the population. Children and young people are initially excluded from the 2G rule.
Partial corona lockdown in Thuringia
Erfurt – Nocturnal exit restrictions for unvaccinated people between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., far-reaching 2G rules and canceled Christmas markets – with these measures, Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow * (left *) and his ministers want to get the Corona * events in the country under control. After Saxony, Thuringia currently has the highest incidence; the vaccination rate (63.5 percent first vaccinations) is also only lower in Saxony than here.
The new regulation, which the cabinet passed on Tuesday afternoon (November 23rd, 2021), still has to be passed by the state parliament on Wednesday and – if approved – should come into force directly and apply until December 21st.
New corona measures in Thuringia: 2G in retail, clubs and bars have to close
According to the new regulation, the 2G rule is to apply nationwide in future to retail businesses that go beyond the basic requirements, and the same applies to all events, including in the open air. The same applies to visiting restaurants and museums – discos, clubs, bars and amusement parks have to close completely. The Christmas markets are also canceled in all of Thuringia. In addition, new contact restrictions come into force.
On Tuesday, the RKI reported an incidence of 685.3 for Thuringia and a total of 7400 people actively infected with corona nationwide. The situation in hospitals in Thuringia is also particularly tense. As of Tuesday, more than a third of the intensive care beds available in the country were occupied by Covid-19 patients.
Corona situation in Thuringia: the country wants to move patients to other federal states
The hospitalization rate was by far the highest nationwide at 18.3 corona patients per 100,000 inhabitants in a seven-day period. According to Health Minister Heike Werner (Linke), the state is currently preparing the transfer of hospital patients to other federal states *.
Meanwhile, the debate about compulsory vaccination against the coronavirus in Germany is picking up speed again. Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of the CDU in Hesse *, recently spoke out in favor of a general compulsory vaccination. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder also supports one. The same applies to the head of the Greens * in Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann. (ska / AFP / dpa) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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