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“When you [cut] back your safety standards in such a transparent way, a science agency just loses credibility" Members of the National Nurses United read the names of the 88 nurses they say have died from COVID-19 while demonstrating in Lafayette Park across from the White House May 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. The union is protesting during Nurses' Week to demand that their employers and the federal government 'provide safe workplaces by providing optimal personal protective equipment (PPE), safe staffing, presumptive eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits and more during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
the new regulation that boomed as contact persons no longer need to be in quarantine, should apply from Saturday. The Federal Cabinet approved the corresponding exceptional regulation on Wednesday, as Federal Minister of Health Karl Laudutbach (SPD) announced. She is said to be approved on Thursday in the Bundestag and on Friday in a special session of the Federal Council. One day later, she will be valid. © Jack Guez The new regulation, which no longer has to quarantine as a contact person, should apply from Saturday. The Federal Cabinet approved the corresponding exceptional regulation on Wednesday, as Federal Minister of Health Karl Laudutbach (SPD) announced.
The regulation had decided the heads of government of the countries in their deliberations with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) on Friday. "With the Exception Regulation, we set the framework to implement the recent decisions of the Prime Minister Conference," said Lauterbach.
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For the general population, it is therefore to be considered that after seven days, one quarantine has been infected after contact or out of an isolation because of its own infection. Condition is a subsequent negative PCR test or a "high-quality" antigen quick test. After ten days, the secretion should end even without a test.
The countries would now adapt their national regulations accordingly based on recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). "Then: Who is botosted, does not have to quarantine even as a contact person with an infection. This also applies to Omikron." So boosters make everyday life easier. "And it protects against infection or severe disease," said Lauterbach.
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is considered to be boomed, who receives a refresher for a few months after the vaccination protection achieved. This currently applies to 44.2 percent of the population.
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Bundestag discusses for the first time for and against a corona vaccination obligation .
of the Bundestag discussed on Wednesday (15:05 clock) for the first time via a possible corona vaccination obligation. It is a so-called orientation debate in which the topic is generally discussed. Concrete bills are not yet available. Considerations are available for three models: a vaccination obligation for all from 18, a specification only for people from a certain age limit, about 50 or 60, and the rejection of a vaccination obligation.