Health insurance chief Gassen is now speaking of an imminent “Freedom Day” in Germany as well. Virologist Stöhr goes into the field of politics with a speculation. The news ticker.
- A new estimate by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) * sees the corona vaccination rate in this country at 80 percent.
- Health insurance chief Andreas Gassen therefore sees a “Freedom Day” approaching.
- The virologist Klaus Stöhr also speaks out on the new figures.
- This news ticker on the subject of Corona in Germany * is continuously updated.
Berlin – The vaccination rate in Germany could possibly be higher than assumed: at currently 80 percent. This is suggested by an RKI report from the first week of October *. When this message came to mind, many people thought of “Freedom Day”, which is commonly referred to as the lifting of restrictions in the pandemic *.
So also Andreas Gassen, the chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. He now expects easing soon. “With a vaccination rate that is too low, you can no longer argue for corona measures,” Gassen told the Bild newspaper on Friday. “Freedom Day is getting closer.”
According to the RKI, “in the adult population, a proportion of up to 84 percent who have been vaccinated at least once and a proportion of fully vaccinated persons of up to 80 percent can be assumed”.
Corrected Corona vaccination quota for Germany: Spahn now wants to rely on “3G” alone
“It’s great that the RKI is now delivering these positive figures,” Gassen said of the picture . “Nowhere in the world is there much more than 80 percent.”
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) subsequently declared the rules to be dispensable – but only some of them *. Germany can now get through autumn and winter well with the 3G rules (vaccinated, recovered or tested) for interiors as well as protective masks * in buses and trains.
New corona course? Virologist Stöhr suspects connection with the federal election
The Green * politician Dieter Janecek called it “remarkable” in the picture that “the government suddenly changes its strategy so soon after the election”. “Due to the polarized debate in Germany, they obviously didn’t dare to do so before the election *,” he added.
The virologist Klaus Stöhr speculated in the picture : “Obviously one believed that one would get more votes this way. Because the elderly are most affected by Corona – and they make up the largest group of voters. “
New corona numbers from the RKI for Germany: Incidence rises to around 64
The nationwide 7-day incidence of new corona infections has increased to 63.8 (previous day: 62.6). As the RKI * further announced on Friday, 10,429 new infections with the pathogen were registered within one day.
The number of deaths in Germany from or with Covid-19 rose by 86 cases to 94,113. According to the RKI, the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic is almost 4.3 million. (frs / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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