NewsCorona situation in Germany: Lauterbach dares long-term forecast

Corona situation in Germany: Lauterbach dares long-term forecast

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has a clear opinion on vaccination – and there is still no end to the pandemic in sight. The news ticker.

  • Karl Lauterbach has a clear opinion of society as a whole on the corona protection vaccination.
  • He does not expect the pandemic to end within the next four years.
  • This news ticker on the subject of Corona in Germany is updated regularly.

Berlin – The new Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach has commented on why vaccination is relevant for society as a whole. “Vaccination is not a private matter,” the SPD politician clarified in an interview with Bild. He cited the reason that unvaccinated, seriously ill people would put a strain on the public health system.

Karl Lauterbach on the Corona situation in Germany: “Vaccination is not a private matter”

Particularly in view of the new type of omicron, Lauterbach emphasized the protection provided by vaccinations and boosters. “We know that Omikron is much more contagious. We know that Omikron also affects those who have already been infected – including those who have already been infected twice. We still know very little about the severity of the disease, ”he said about the still vague data situation, from which Sandra Ciesek has meanwhile drawn good and bad news.

Karl Lauterbach (SPD), designierter Bundesminister für Gesundheit, telefoniert vor der Unterzeichnung des Koalitionsvertrages von SPD, Grünen und FDP zur Bildung einer Bundesregierung.


Karl Lauterbach (SPD), Federal Minister of Health, has no short-term prospect.

The health minister does not expect the virus to go away during his term as minister. “We will not be able to completely defeat Corona over the foreseeable period – four years. You have to be realistic, ”said Lauterbach in an interview.

Corona situation in Germany: Lauterbach dares long-term forecast

“The variants often arise in people who have immunodeficiency, who have autoimmune diseases, who have cancer. These variants continue for the time being, you have to realistically see it that way ”, according to Lauterbach’s forecast.

In the current Corona situation in Germany, there does not seem to be any all-clear. Christian Drosten spoke of a serious problem in January and warned against the Omikron variant.

The current corona situation in numbers:

  • Germany-wide 7-day incidence: 413.7 (RKI, December 10, 2021, 03:36 a.m.)
  • 22 percent of the intensive care beds occupied by Covid19 patients, 10 percent of the beds still free (DIVI, December 10, 2021, 10:05 p.m.)
  • 72.4 percent vaccinated at least once, 69.4 percent fully and 21.3 percent vaccinated with a booster (, December 10th, 2021, 9:01 am

Stephan Weil (CDU), Prime Minister in Lower Saxony, has announced a Christmas break for his state in view of the developments. (lb) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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