The proportion of people with corona vaccination is currently increasing in intensive care units. The Robert Koch Institute provides an explanation.
Berlin – The left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht has made a request to the Federal Ministry of Health. As can be seen from the answer, roughly one in ten patients treated for corona in intensive care units in August and September was fully vaccinated.
Corona in Germany: Wagenknecht finds 2G wrong, Lauterbach counters
Wagenknecht then wrote on Twitter: “In response to my request, the federal government has to admit that vaccination breakthroughs in intensive care patients are higher than what Spahn said. In all Covid-19 cases in September, 28 percent were double-vaccinated. “Wagenknecht’s conclusion:” 2G, quarantine wages and the abolition of free tests are wrong. ”
SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach reacted immediately to Wagenknecht’s statements and contradicted the members of the Bundestag: “Here Sahra Wagenknecht gives the impression that the vaccination is less protective than the government claims. This is wrong. 90 percent risk reduction against severe cases and hospitals. “Lauterbach’s credo:” The unvaccinated should be motivated by us politicians to be vaccinated, not talked into ruin. “
Here is from @SWagenknecht gives the impression that the vaccination is less protective than the government claims. This is wrong. 90% risk reduction against severe cases and hospital. The unvaccinated should be encouraged by us politicians to vaccinate, not talked into ruin https://t.co/tZqK8quZqR
– Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) October 12, 2021
Corona in Germany: More vaccinated people in intensive care units
In the response from the Ministry of Health, reference is made to the weekly reports of the Robert Koch Institute, in which the number of vaccination breakthroughs is published. According to the government, a vaccination breakthrough is a corona infection with “clinical symptoms” in a fully vaccinated person.
A total of 11,419 corona patients received intensive care from February to mid-September. A vaccination breakthrough was assumed in 210 of them (1.84 percent). In the period from mid-August to mid-September, 1186 corona patients were in intensive care units, 119 of them were assumed to have had a breakthrough vaccination, which corresponds to 10.03 percent of the cases.
Corona in Germany: More vaccination breakthroughs – RKI provides an explanation
When asked by the Funke newspapers, the Robert Koch Institute emphasized: “It is to be expected that more vaccination breakthroughs will be recorded over time, as more and more people are vaccinated and Sars-CoV-2 is currently spreading again more and more. This increases the likelihood of coming into contact with the coronavirus as a fully vaccinated person. ”
The president of the intensive care medicine association DIVI, Gernot Marx, said that patients with severe and fatal corona courses were unvaccinated in almost all cases. In addition, the vaccination breakthrough mostly affects people whose “immune system is weakened by chemotherapy or long-term cortisone treatment, or who are older than 80 years”.
Corona in Germany: Wagenknecht criticizes “completely outdated figures”
Wagenknecht meanwhile criticized the Berliner Morgenpostthat Spahn and the Ministry of Health would use “completely outdated numbers”. “That deceives the public about the actual extent of the vaccination breakthroughs.” To make matters worse, the Robert Koch Institute recently incorrectly stated the vaccination quota in Germany. The RKI automatically counted many corona cases as “unvaccinated”, although no information was available about the vaccination status.
The current correction does not change the basic effectiveness of the vaccination, however, writes the Ministry of Health: “The fact is that vaccinations protect and a lack of vaccination protection is the main reason why people with Covid-19 infection need intensive medical treatment.” (as / dpa)