Corona infections are increasing noticeably in Germany. Manufacturer Biontech announced that it would produce an “adapted version” of the corona vaccine.
- The spread of the delta mutation in Germany is causing controversy (see first report).
- The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is recording increasing numbers again (see first report).
- Vaccine manufacturer Biontech has announced a new corona vaccine (see update from July 9th, 1.30 p.m.).
- This news ticker about Corona in Germany is updated regularly.
Update from July 9th, 1.30 p.m .: Concern about the delta variant of the coronavirus is growing and growing. In many countries, the number of corona infections is rising rapidly. In Germany, too, the mutation now dominates the infection process – the seven-day incidence is still at a low level. The virus continues to evolve – and so do the vaccines. The US vaccine manufacturer Biontech / Pfizer has now announced the development of a vaccine. This should be tailored to the delta variant.
In a press release it says: “The companies […] are developing an adapted version of the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine. “This will target the complete spike protein of the Delta variant. “The first batch of mRNA for the experiment has already been produced in the Biontech plant in Mainz.” From a report by Spiegel.de it emerges that this is said to be 20,000 cans. The companies say that the first study will begin in August.
First report from July 9th:
Delta mutant: RKI reports rising incidence again – dispute over corona easing is coming to a head
Berlin – Delta causes controversy. The particularly contagious corona mutation is now the dominant one in Germany as well. Opinions therefore differ on easing.
The nationwide 7-day incidence of new infections has increased significantly. According to the RKI situation report from Friday morning, it is now 5.5. Previously, the value had risen slowly from 4.9 on the weekend through Thursday to 5.2. In addition, a total of 949 new corona infections and 49 deaths related to the virus were registered within 24 hours.
Corona / Germany: Intensive care physicians continue to consider masks to be necessary
In the debate, intensive care physicians are now calling for the mask requirement to be maintained until 85 percent of adults have been vaccinated. “As long as a vaccination rate of 85 percent among adults is not reached, we should refrain from further relaxation and stick to the mask requirement,” said Divi President Gernot Marx RND– Friday newspapers. Otherwise there is a risk of a “fourth wave” in autumn.
Malu Dreyer (SPD) for further easing despite the spread of the delta
The Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD), meanwhile, advocates further easing of corona restrictions. “We also have an obligation to the citizens to lift restrictions if there is currently no risk of the health system collapsing,” said Dreyer Rheinische Post from Friday.
SPD Prime Minister on Corona rules: “Can’t lock Germany”
“In Rhineland-Palatinate, we are analyzing the development in our neighboring countries Belgium and Luxembourg, where the number of infections is rising again. “But we cannot close Germany either,” emphasized Dreyer. The SPD politician campaigned for the vaccination against Covid-19. That is the best protection against a fourth wave. In your state, all opening steps would be accompanied by protective measures.
In Germany, more than 40 percent of the population are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Almost 58 percent received at least one injection. (frs / AFP / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA