The number of corona infections in Germany continues to increase. Experts call for strict quarantine rules and more solidarity with vaccinations.
Berlin – The seven-day incidence has been rising again since a low at the beginning of July. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 13.6 new corona * infections per 100,000 inhabitants for all of Germany within one week (as of July 24, 2021, 03:13 a.m.) . Compared to the previous day, according to the RKI, the health authorities reported new cases and 28 deaths in 1919.
In three German districts and urban districts, the seven-day incidence has been above the critical value of 50 since Saturday, July 24th:
- Independent city of Solingen: 69.7
- District of Lüneburg: 51.0
- District-free city of Kaiserslautern: 50.0
An additional driver in the corona pandemic is travelers who return from risk areas. They could also contribute to an increase in the number of infections this summer. The chairman of the World Medical Association suspects this: “Spain and Italy are popular holiday destinations, especially for younger people who have often not yet been vaccinated twice. The virus entry to Germany from these countries will clearly increase due to the number of people returning, ”said Frank Ulrich Montgomery of the Rheinische Post . The virologist Hendrik Streeck also sees these people as drivers of pandemics.
Corona in Germany: World Medical Association calls for consistent quarantine
Therefore, Frank Ulrich Montgomery has no understanding for loosening. He calls for consistent quarantine measures for unvaccinated people. By complying with the corona rules, it must be ensured that the fourth wave does not turn into a “tsunami”.
Karl Lauterbach takes a similar view of the current situation. “At the moment we have not yet achieved herd immunity, so I advise you to continue to be careful,” said the SPD health expert to the editorial network in Germany . That also means: “Visiting the discotheque only for people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested and only with a mask.”
Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek appealed to adults to get vaccinated against Corona *. “Especially now, when the number of infections is rising again, as many adults as possible should show solidarity with the children and adolescents by not vaccinated people taking advantage of the vaccination offers,” said the CDU politician * the newspapers of the Funke media group . “The solidarity of adults would be a very important contribution to enable regular school operations after the summer vacation.”
Corona vaccinations: Minister of Education sees responsibility for adults
Karliczek argued: “No vaccine is approved for younger children, and no vaccination is recommended for children and adolescents aged 12 and over. Therefore: the less the virus circulates among adults, the less it can pose a threat to younger people. Children and adolescents can also become seriously ill, and we still know too little about Long Covid in children and adolescents. “
Eugen Brysch, board member of the German Foundation for Patient Protection, sees the responsibility primarily with younger adults. Brysch accuses them of unwillingness to vaccinate. “Although vaccine is now available for two million people every day, only 500,000 doses are called up because vaccination progress is lagging behind in the young and middle generation,” said Brysch in the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung .
There has been repeated criticism that the young have to forego their freedom in favor of the elderly, Brysch told the newspaper. The fact that their willingness to vaccinate is now so low shows that “there was nothing wrong with the accusation”. Those over 60, on the other hand, would “do their part to combat the pandemic with an expected almost 90 percent complete vaccination quota”. Already 85 percent of this age group would have accepted the vaccination offer.
|old||Vaccination rate: first vaccination||Vaccination rate: second vaccination||Vaccination readiness: Vaccinated and ready||Willingness to vaccinate: refusers, insecure and hesitant|
|18 to 59 year olds||60.6 percent||47.7 percent||81.3 percent||18.7 percent|
|over 60 year olds||84.7 percent||76.8 percent||86.9 percent||13.1 percent|
Sources: Robert Koch Institute (as of July 23, 2021, 8 a.m.), COSMO study by the University of Erfurt (as of July 13, 2021)
A survey by the University of Erfurt regarding willingness to vaccinate has shown that the willingness among younger people is only slightly lower than among those over 60. Whether the lower vaccination rate among younger people is due to a lack of willingness or to the vaccination offer made later cannot be clearly determined. (lb with dpa / AFP) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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