Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble is disappointed with the lower vaccination rate. The seven-day incidence is skyrocketing meanwhile.
- The seven-day incidence in Germany has been rising continuously for a few weeks.
- Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble calls for Corona * restrictions only for non-vaccinated people.
- Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn doubts the incidence as the main benchmark.
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Berlin – The seven-day incidence in Germany has more than tripled in around three weeks. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Thursday morning, it was 16.0 – the previous day the value was 15.0 and the most recent low on July 6th was 4.9. The health authorities in Germany recently reported 3520 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This can be seen from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:19 a.m. According to the new information, 10 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 42 deaths.
Meanwhile, there is a lot of discussion about compulsory vaccination. Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) soon called for corona restrictions only for non-vaccinated people. The compulsory vaccination debate is going “in the wrong direction,” said Schäuble to the New Osnabrück Newspaper. He spoke out in favor of lifting conditions only for vaccinated people – in order to persuade those unwilling to be vaccinated to immunize.
Corona: Discussion about declining willingness to vaccinate – CDU politician Schäuble is disappointed
The CDU politician was disappointed with the lower vaccination rate. “I cannot understand the lack of vaccination readiness, that makes me extremely sad,” he said. This shows “the deep contradiction” of society. At the beginning of the year, people couldn’t have waited. “And now family doctors are desperate because vaccination doses are left with them en masse,” said Schäuble.
In the debate about the incidence * as the main benchmark in the pandemic, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has now contradicted the head of the Robert Koch Institute, Lothar Wieler. “As the vaccination rate increases, the incidence becomes less meaningful,” said Spahn der picture-Newspaper. Therefore, it is “imperative to need further key figures to assess the situation”, such as the number of newly admitted Covid patients in the hospital.
However, Spahn * does not want to do without the incidence entirely: Far from being enough people in Germany are vaccinated “to be able to do without looking at the incidence entirely”. RKI boss Wieler called for a low-incidence strategy in a federal-state switch on Monday and warned of a fourth wave. (dpa / AFP / aka) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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