The spread of the delta variant in Germany is gaining momentum. Because the vaccination rate is falling, experts are now calling for creativity. The news ticker.
- The corona situation in Germany is currently still relaxed.
- The delta variant dominates the infection process for the first time – experts are concerned.
- Calls for creative offers of the corona vaccination * are getting louder.
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Berlin – The highly contagious Delta variant of the corona virus * is spreading rapidly in Germany. This was announced by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Wednesday evening (July 7th). According to the latest evaluation for the previous week (calendar week 25, June 21-27), their share of the examined corona cases is 59 percent – the delta variant is thus dominating the infection process in this country for the first time.
Corona in Germany: Delta variant dominates for the first time
At the same time, the vaccination rate in Germany has decreased significantly in the past two weeks. According to the RKI, a total of 699,500 corona vaccine doses were administered on Tuesday (July 6), 917,000 on the Tuesday of the previous week (June 29) and more than a million doses on the Tuesdays of the three weeks before. Although the Corona situation * is currently still relaxed, experts and politicians are concerned about the spread of the Delta variant.
Many therefore demand “more creative vaccination offers”, such as the health policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group, Sabine Dittmar world said. Citizens should also be able to get vaccinated in pedestrian zones, housing estates and at events.
Corona in Germany: “More creative vaccination offers” required
The Marburger Bund doctors’ union sees it similarly: “The local authorities need a little more creativity,” said chairwoman Susanne Johna der Rheinische Post. “We also have to speak to people directly and not wait until they come to the vaccination center or the family doctor. The lower the threshold, the better. The decisive factor is that we now also reach all those who up to now – for whatever reasons – still hesitate or want to be convinced. “
Saarland’s Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) spoke in a conversation with the newspapers of the Funke media group for additional incentives for a corona vaccination. “One could think of a raffle in which, for example, a bicycle, a foreign language course or another nice prize is given out among those who are vaccinated,” he suggests. Mobile vaccination teams and special campaigns are particularly necessary in socially disadvantaged areas. (ph / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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