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Corona record: Over 50,000 new infections and 235 deaths – Ethics Council calls for mandatory vaccination for certain professions

The corona numbers in Germany are increasing drastically, on Wednesday the RKI reported a new record. Chancellor Angela Merkel intervenes. The news ticker.

  • Corona * pandemic in Germany : The infections hit a new record on Wednesday, November 10th (see original report).
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) called for a federal-state round ( see update from November 10, 8:20 p.m. ).
  • Soon there will be a free Corona test per week ( see update from November 10th, 3:50 p.m. ).
  • This news ticker about Corona in Germany is continuously updated.

Ethics Council recommends vaccination for certain professions

Update from November 11, 10 a.m .: The German Ethics Council recommends considering the skyrocketing number of infections to check whether certain professional groups are required to be vaccinated. “In view of the current pandemic situation, the council now recommends, with no dissenting vote, with three abstentions, a serious and rapid examination of a job-related compulsory vaccination in areas in which particularly vulnerable people are cared for,” the panel announced on Thursday (November 11th).

In the opinion of the Ethics Council, this would be particularly useful for people who care for the seriously or chronically ill as well as the elderly – “such as medical and nursing staff, but also employees of social services, everyday support or housekeeping”. The Council sees the reasoning as having a special responsibility not to harm such persons, the people entrusted to them. The same applies to institutions and bodies that are not allowed to expose the people who care for them to unnecessary risk.

The Ethics Council recommends that the Federal Government “immediately examine a sufficiently differentiated legal regulation for a job-related vaccination requirement and, if necessary, prepare a practicable and effective implementation”. Would have to
“Much-discussed concerns about possible negative consequences of such a measure, such as career exits in the occupational groups concerned,” should be taken into account. However, these are “to be assessed within the framework of the duty to protect people from high-risk groups”.

The debate about compulsory vaccination alone could therefore be perceived as a signal to institutions to organize awareness-raising and vaccination campaigns for the professional groups concerned.

RKI reports more than 50,000 new corona infections – 235 Covid deaths in one day

Update from November 11, 9:20 a.m.: With 50,000 new infections in Germany have crossed a new threshold. This is the highest value since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Thursday, 50,196 new infections were registered within 24 hours.

The 7-day incidence also reached a new record at 249.1. In addition, the RKI reports 235 coronavirus-related deaths. A week ago it was 165, significantly less. The high until November 7, 2021 was reached on December 22, 2020 at 197.6. At that time, however, hardly any people in this country were vaccinated.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Wednesday as 4.61 (Tuesday: 4.31).

The total number of cases of infection in Germany since the start of the pandemic rose to 4,894,250, the total number of recorded deaths in connection with a corona infection to 97,198. In the fight against the pandemic, 2G rules and booster vaccination are currently being discussed.

Update from November 10th, 8:20 p.m.: Recently, there has been increasing criticism in Germany that the corona infection numbers are going through the roof, but the federal government is silent on concrete measures. While the SPD, Greens and FDP, according to the Social Democrats, will hold coalition negotiations on a possible “traffic light” until St. Nicholas Day on December 6th, the governing government in the coronavirus policy has become noticeably quiet.

Until this Wednesday. Because: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is now firmly pressing for an early federal-state round. The virus does not ask for political attitudes or for transitional governments, said Merkel on Wednesday after information from the German Press Agency (dpa) from circles of participants in the meeting of the Union parliamentary group in Berlin. “We have to act,” said the 67-year-old: “The faster the better.” How will the Corona policy continue? The Chancellor has now again called for a meeting of the federal and state governments in the fight against the insidious corona virus.

Geschäftsführende Bundeskanzlerin: Angela Merkel von der CDU.

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Executive Chancellor: Angela Merkel from the CDU.

Corona in Germany: Munich doctors call for mandatory vaccinations for teachers and doctors

Update from November 10, 7:35 p.m.: Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona infections, a Munich doctor is immediately calling for teachers and doctors to be vaccinated. “This affects all people who work in the facilities, in addition to nurses, doctors, teachers, kitchen staff, cleaning staff,” said Clemens Wendtner, chief physician for infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the Munich Clinic Schwabing of the Südddeutsche Zeitung (SZ).

That’s not enough for Karl Lauterbach. The SPD health expert demands a “strict mask requirement for all children in all schools – from elementary school to upper school”, as the Rhinelander explained to the SZ. because of the high risk of infection for and by children in the classes.

The second measure is a strict mask requirement for all children in all schools.

SPD corona expert Karl Lauterbach

Update from November 10th, 6 p.m.: Corona virus alarm in Germany’s southeastern neighbor: The corona numbers are exploding in the Austrian federal states of Salzburg and Upper Austria. Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) is no longer ruling out a lockdown for unvaccinated people – and is calling for the health professions to be vaccinated. After a long back and forth.

Corona in Germany: New all-time high in infections reached in the pandemic

Update from November 10th, 5.30 p.m.: How are the vaccinations against the coronavirus progressing in Germany? Answer: Still dragging. And that despite the high number of infections in November. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Ministry of Health reported 312,000 more vaccinations on their vaccination dashboard for Tuesday, November 9th.

This means that at least 67.3 percent of the population are fully immunized, 69.8 percent would have received at least one vaccination ( see also the update at 2:30 p.m. ). At impfdashboard.de it says in explanation: “On the vaccination dashboard, the vaccination rates are indicated, which are reported to the RKI via the DIM reporting system. They are to be understood as minimum vaccination rates (…) The RKI assumes that the actual vaccination rate is up to five percentage points higher than indicated on the vaccination dashboard. “

The corona situation throughout Germany has reached a very serious point again. On this Wednesday, a new high was reached with 39,676 registered corona cases within one day. Many experts and politicians continue to emphasize: Only vaccination helps.

Corona in Germany: Free rapid tests should be possible again soon

Update from November 10th, 3:50 p.m.: People in Germany should probably be able to do at least one free corona rapid test per week again from next week. According to a draft ordinance by the acting Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), people should be prevented from doing without tests due to financial considerations, as the German Press Agency learned from government circles on Wednesday.

The newspapers of the Funke media group first reported on it, citing the draft. Since October 11th, corona tests have generally been chargeable in Germany. The new regulation should come into force next week, it said.

Update from November 10th, 2.30 p.m.: In Germany, 312,000 doses were administered on Tuesday, as many vaccinations as there had not been since August. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday via Twitter. More than three million people have received a booster vaccination so far. “The direction is right, but not enough to break the dynamic,” said Spahn.

At least 67.3 percent of the population (55.9 million people) are now fully vaccinated. That emerges from the figures from the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday. 69.8 percent (58.0 million people) received at least one dose of vaccine.

Corona numbers are increasing in Saxony and Thuringia – first Christmas markets canceled

Update from November 10, 2:20 p.m .: The corona numbers continue to rise, especially Saxony and Thuringia are currently affected by high corona values (see original message). For fear of possibly stricter corona rules, there are already the first cancellations for Christmas markets in Saxony.

As reported by Bild , Meerane and Lichtenstein in Saxony are said to have already canceled their Christmas markets. The Dresden Striezelmarkt has already been set up, whether it can actually open on November 25 remains unclear for the time being. A city spokesman for Chemnitz had confirmed to the newspaper that it was currently holding talks. Accordingly, it is currently not yet clear whether the Chemnitz Christmas market could take place.

In Thuringia, too, there should already be the first cancellations due to corona. The historic Christmas market on the Wartburg was canceled for this year.

Corona alarm in Germany: Spahn shoots at country alone and calls for “nationwide” 2G

Update from November 10th, 12.30 p.m.: Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has demanded a nationwide approach to the application of the 2G rule in the corona pandemic. Uniformity in the question of 3G or 2G is needed, said Spahn on Wednesday in the “early start” of RTL / ntv . “We will soon have 16 different regulations again, that does not in itself lead to more acceptance.”

The acting minister raised the question of whether 2G should apply “nationwide throughout the federal government” in the leisure sector, for example. The introduction of 2G or 3G rules has so far been a matter for the federal states. Even the draft law of the traffic light parties, with which new regulations for the period after the epidemic situation of national scope are to be created, does not provide for any fundamental change.

Only for the workplace, the SPD and the Greens and FDP want to set the softer 3G rule nationwide in the future. It stipulates that either a vaccination, recovery or test certificate must be presented. With the 2G rule, there is no possibility of free testing.

Spahn spoke out in favor of convening a conference of prime ministers. This would be “a strong signal to the citizens, the federal and state governments are working together, making it clear how serious the situation is”. he said.

Corona incidence of the RKI rises to 232: intensive care physician only sees one rule as the solution

Original message from November 10, 2021: Berlin – The Corona * pandemic is picking up speed again in Germany, and the Robert Koch Institute has been reporting a drastic increase in the number of infections for weeks. Last week, the institute had reported a new corona high, but this Wednesday, November 10, 2021, more new corona * infections were reported than ever before.

RKI reports corona record: intensive care physician calls for 2G across the board

As the RKI reported on Wednesday, the nationwide seven-day incidence rose to 232.1. On Monday, the value of 201.1 had reached the highest level since the start of the pandemic in Germany. Last winter, the high on December 22nd was at a seven-day incidence of 197.6.

While the fourth corona wave is rolling over Germany, epidemiologist Hajo Zeeb urges more caution. “It is urgently necessary that we return from relaxation mode to seriousness mode, unfortunately also all vaccinated”, explained the expert from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Bremen. Since vaccinated and convalescent people could also become infected, from his point of view “2G plus test” should become the standard over the winter. This would mean that only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered have access to certain locations and have to be additionally tested.

Corona in Germany: will the first patients have to be moved soon?

According to intensive care physician Christian Karagiannidis, 2G should be introduced nationwide by next week at the latest. “That brought a lot in the European region, so we should implement it. We must
react ”, said the President of the German Society for Internal Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) to the Berlin daily mirror.

The situation in the intensive care units has been worsening for weeks. It won’t be long before the first corona intensive care patients have to be relocated from the severely affected federal states of Saxony and Thuringia because there is no more space there. “I took another look at the curves today – they go up too steeply for me. It won’t go on for more than two or three weeks, ”says Karagiannidis. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Meanwhile, the Stiko provides a vaccine surprise. After side effects were observed more and more after a vaccination with the vaccine from the manufacturer Moderna, the Stiko is now changing its recommendation for under 30-year-olds.

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