The corona situation in Germany remains tense. The federal government wants to advise on new measures. The first details have already been leaked. Experts, on the other hand, are sounding the alarm. The news ticker.
- Corona in Germany: The Corona*– Case numbers are also during the Lockdown light* high.
- The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) always reports new highs
- The federal government therefore wants over new measures advise – extension or tightening?
- The News ticker is continuously updated.
Update from November 22nd, 7:12 p.m.: The breakwater lockdown is not yet working as desired – some scientists and experts are calling for a “inevitable” Change of strategy in the fight against the corona pandemic.
In a 49-page letter that the world is available (article behind the payment barrier), the authors criticize the Corona measures by the federal and state governments sharp. The November lockdown miss its target. Instead of a “wave that can be broken”, the current data suggests a “continuous increase in numbers”. A slight flattening of the numbers can be observed, but the hope of a return to numbers like in August is completely unfounded.
“We are currently practicing a method that is familiar from road traffic, braking to stutter”, said Holger Pfaff, professor of medical sociology at the University of Cologne, and co-author of the thesis paper of world. “We brake, release the brakes and then brake again and so on.” Many people do not realize that the virus will not go away so quickly as long as not everyone is vaccinated.
Lockdown light in Germany – scientists criticize corona measures by the federal and state governments
In the thesis paper, the authors also accuse the federal and state governments of Protection of risk groups to disregard. Currently the group of authors sees the High risk groups largely unprotected. The population is “driven into a ‘cold herd immunity’ with full sight”. “Vulnerable population groups” should be protected more and move to the center of the pandemic fight. It cannot be ruled out that “the population may become largely infected so quickly that even a vaccination can no longer contribute to a trend change.”
According to the scientists and experts, the currently used limit values are unusable. “The value ’50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants’ is empty,” says Medical professor Matthias Schrappe, another co-author of the paper the World. They have to be realistic goals, everything else just becomes discouraging. The group of authors also calls for long-term population studies, also to better determine the number of unreported cases of infections.
Corona in Germany: trend in new infections in sight?
Update from November 22nd, 6:27 p.m.: The Reproduction number – short R value – is an indicator in the corona pandemic. The current R value is 1.08 (Previous day: 1.05), that goes from the current Covid-19 management report of Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday evening (November 22nd). The so-called 7-day R. lies by 1.03 (Previous day: 1.07). This value reflects the infection process from eight to 16 days ago. If this value is below 1 for a long time, the infection rate subsides. Since the number of people infected with corona is currently very high in Germany, this still means a high number of daily corona cases, explains the RKI in its management report.
Experience shows that the number of new infections reported daily is lower on Sunday than, for example, on Tuesday. The reason: on the weekends fewer samples are taken and less is tested overall. In this respect, trends in infection processes can be better read off at a glance over an entire week. The so-called is derived from the number of new infections per week 7 day incidence from. The 7-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. The 7-day incidence across Germany is 141. For the past week, the 7-day incidence was relatively stable at 140, with a few up and down variations.
Corona in Germany: current number of cases from the RKI (data status: November 22nd, midnight)
|Corona cases since the beginning of the pandemic||918.269|
|Deaths related to Sars-CoV-2||14,022|
|New corona infections within 24 hours||15,741|
|active corona cases in Germany||300,400|
Update from November 22nd, 6:21 pm: The Corona case numbers in Germany are still at a high level. A long-awaited decline can still hardly be seen. “I am also a little disappointed of the infection numbers today and in the past few days. I would have hoped for more, ”said the Hamburg intensive care doctor Stefan Kluge. The doctor gives a gloomy forecast for spring 2021.
Corona in Germany: high numbers of infections before the lockdown decision – first clinics are reacting
First report from November 22, 2020
Berlin – The Corona*-Infection numbers in Germany are still high. Although reported that Robert Koch Institute (RKI) with 15,741 new infections within one day on Sunday, a supposedly low value, but still on Friday (20.11) the number was just under 22,600 Infections. The picture looks similar with the incidence values.
But where are people currently infected? Loud Robert Koch Institute are the Infection process currently mostly diffuse and difficult to classify. However, clusters are in “Households, in communal facilities and Retirement and nursing homes as well as in professional settings and based on religious events ”.
Due to the increased infection in old people’s homes, the number of people has also increased since mid-October Corona patients treated in intensive care * significantly – from 655 patients (15.10) to 3,630 (21.11). Virologists and ministers have already warned of a collapse of the hospitals. However, there are currently none Bottlenecks, give the German hospital society for now the all-clear. In some regions, however, predictable treatments are already being postponed in order to create free capacities.
Corona in Germany: Partial lockdown since the beginning of November – what’s next? – Extension or tightening?
A has been in effect in Germany since November 2nd Partial lockdown. Restaurants and cafes are closed, free time activities put on hold. Even the big one New Years Eve Party at the Brandenburg Gate is to be canceled. But the lockdown, originally planned until the beginning of December, does not yet seem to have the desired effect. The Infection numbers are still high. Will on Wednesday Angela Merkel therefore with the country bosses around one renewal or Tightening advise on the measures. For many politicians, the former seems to be already clear. “Everything indicates that the current restrictions will have to be continued for a while beyond November 30,” said Finance Minister Scholz, for example Picture on sunday.
Also Virologists and medical professionals spoke out in favor of one renewal out. “The aim was to achieve a significant decrease in new infections. Almost three weeks after the start of the measures, however, we do not see any significant drop, but rather a sideways movement, ”said the chief virologist at the University of Heidelberg, Hans-Georg Kräusslich Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung.
Even if the rough line seems to be fixed, that individual measures are still very much controversial. The SPD and the Free Voters in Bavaria are warning of an “endless” lockdown. “At Christmas * and New Year’s Eve, people should be able to meet their loved ones,” said SPD circles. Also the so-called “One-friend rule” is under criticism, as among other things Merkur.de* reported. Rhineland-Palatinate ‘Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) even complained as “Alien to life” at. The new regulations will be finalized on Wednesday. However, some details of the plans have already been made public. * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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