The corona numbers are rising again for the eighth day in a row. As the most effective means of combating the pandemic, politicians are campaigning more strongly for vaccination advertising.
- The corona numbers in Germany have been increasing every day for more than a week: the incidence is 7.1.
- The R-value has been above threshold value 1 again for over a week.
- More and more politicians are in favor of a more visible advertising campaign for vaccination.
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Berlin – The number of the seven-day incidence has been increasing every day for more than a week. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) * from Wednesday morning (July 14th) it is now 7.1 – the previous day the value was 6.5, at the most recent low on July 6th it was 4.9. The health authorities in Germany reported 1,548 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the figures from Wednesday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:50 a.m. For comparison: a week ago the value was 985 infections.
On the other hand, the number of corona-related deaths in Germany has fallen within 24 hours. 28 deaths were recorded, a week ago there were 48 deaths.
According to RKI data from Tuesday, the reproductive number, which is decisive for the speed at which the coronavirus spreads, was 1.11 and has thus been above the value of 1 for more than a week.
The current figures worldwide can be found here.
Coronavirus: Lauterbach believes we will “get through well” in the pandemic summer – without a lockdown
At least SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach is currently not assuming that we are on the way to a new lockdown due to the numbers increasing again. “The number of cases is rising again, but that was to be expected with the easing that has just been decided. You will also go further up. But if we don’t open up drastically now and stick to the most important rule in the pandemic summer, namely a lot goes outside, you have to stay careful inside, then we can get through well, “he said Passauer Neue Presse from Wednesday. The road in England, where the end of all corona measures was announced for July 19, meanwhile “only creates a wave of chronically ill long-covid patients.”
Coronavirus: Politicians speak out in favor of a more visible vaccination campaign
Meanwhile, more and more politicians and associations are in favor of a more offensive and visible advertising campaign for corona vaccinations in order to quickly convince those who are undecided. “The vaccination campaign should be advertised, among other things, with TV spots,” said the head of the left-wing parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch New Osnabrück Newspaper (July 14th). The SPD member of the Bundestag, Bärbel Bas, criticized the fact that the Federal Center for Health Education was “barely visible” so far.
“The existing offers are apparently not sufficient to reach enough people willing to vaccinate,” said the vice-leader of the Social Democrats Editorial network Germany. “This is where the Federal Minister of Health (Jens Spahn, CDU) is in demand.
We need to significantly expand the information campaign. We need more advertising and education, ”demanded the health expert. The President of the German Association of Cities, Burkhard Jung, made a similar statement to the newspapers of the Funke media group: “We have to try on all channels to address people who have so far been reluctant to vaccinate.” It must be easier to get vaccinated outside of vaccination centers and medical practices. Dehoga managing director Ingrid Hartges added in the Augsburger Allgemeine added: “It is important that we accelerate the vaccination campaign, politicians must do more advertising.”
On Tuesday, the President of the German Medical Association, Klaus Reinhardt, spoke out in favor of more intensive advertising for corona vaccinations on television. “I miss the TV spot about vaccinations before the news. And then we have to provide information directly on site, precisely where the willingness to vaccinate has previously been low. We have to approach people, ”said Reinhardt Rheinische Post said. On the same day, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spahn also made an appeal for the possibility of vaccination. “A vaccination not only protects you, but also someone you are close to, who is important to you, who you love,” said Merkel.
Meanwhile, Söder announced a new concept for freedoms. (dpa / afp / jh) * merkur.de is part of IPPEN.MEDIA