US News: Covid-19 in Germany. The Governor is concerned about a "massive" pandemic among non-vaccinated

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Germany faces a return of the coronavirus epidemic with more than 20,000 new cases in 24 hours. The government is studying the possibility of new restrictions against people who refuse to be vaccinated.

The Germany is affected by a massive pandemic of the non-vaccinated, warned Wednesday the Minister of Health Jens Spahn, calling for a tightening of the measures to stem the fourth wave of Covid in the country.

The fourth wave of the pandemic strikes us hardly, said the Conservative Minister at a press conference, while the first European economy has seen CVIV-19 cases in recent weeks.

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We are currently experiencing a pandemic essentially non-vaccinated and is massive, he hammered, emphasizing in particular that intensive care beds started again.

More than 20,000 new cases in 24 hours

The fourth wave of the pandemic develops alas as we fear because the number of vaccinated is not enough, abounded the president of the Robert Koch sanitary watch institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, at the same conference.

Wednesday, the RKI reported

more than 20,000 new cases in 24 hours, and 194 deaths.

The outbreak of infections occurs in a politically delicate period for Germany. At the top of the legislative elections on September 26, the Social Democrats are aimed at the formation of a government with the Greens and the Liberals early December. By then, the Conservative government of Angela Merkel, who will withdraw after 16 years of reign, manages the current affairs.

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The outgoing Chancellor had expressed his concern this weekend in the face of the health situation, deploring a certain carelessness.

Towards new restrictions for non-vaccinated

The rules of access in public places, restaurants or theaters are not always sufficiently applied, judged Lothar Wieler in this regard. But in the face of the current climb of infections, their simple respect will no longer suffice.

Jens Spahn called on all regions, competent for health issues, to harden the rules for non-vaccinated, prohibiting access to certain public places or by requiring expensive PCR test. Some, like the Saxony to the East or the Baden-Württemberg have or are about to implement such measures. It is not harassment

against non-vaccinated, but to avoid saturation of the health system, he emphasized.

Hospitalizations of Patients with COVID increased by 40% in the space of one week, according to the German hospital company. In intensive care, the increase reaches 15%.

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In order to protect residents of the elderly centers, Jens Spahn also called for mandatory testing for all visitors, including vaccinated or cured persons.

third dose

recently, 66 of the 83 residents of a Mecklenburg-Pomeranian retirement home (North) were contaminated and died, after a wave of infection probably triggered by the organization of a party in early October.

66.8% of the population are vaccinated

leaders have urged reluctant to be vaccinated. According to the latest RKI figures, 55.6 million people received two doses of vaccines, 66.8% of the population.

The non-vaccinated have a high risk of becoming infecting in the coming months, and that some are seriously ill, prevented Lothar Wieler. But to convince them is not easy task.

A Forsa survey commissioned by the Ministry of Health recently revealed that 65% of non-vaccinated persons interviewed do not want to receive the vaccine. 23% said little arranged.

The Minister of Health also advised for an acceleration and generalization of recall vaccinations, currently recommended for more than 70 by the vaccine commission, six months after the first vaccination.

For the oldest, receiving this third dose of vaccine is urgent, said Leif Erik Sander, Charity Hospital Immunologist in Berlin.

We are studying that about 40% of people over 70 have no more antibodies neutralizing the Virus Variant six months after their vaccination, he warned.

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