For days, the RKI has been criticized for incomplete and changed vaccination data. The institute does not see any fault with itself. The fault lies elsewhere.
Berlin – For several days, the Robert Koch Institute has been criticized for not being in control of its numbers. A week ago, the RKI suddenly wrote in its weekly situation report on the coronavirus that probably more adults are vaccinated than previously stated.
Now the institute is evidently forced to speak plainly. In a press release, the RKI denied any responsibility for the vaccination quota values that were obviously too low. “To determine the COVID-19 vaccination rates, the RKI relies on the digital vaccination rate monitoring (DIM), a reporting system whose application and reliability are solely in the hands of the vaccinating bodies (vaccination centers, vaccination teams, hospitals, medical practices, company doctors). These bodies alone transmit the number of vaccinations carried out to the RKI on a daily basis, ”said President Lothar Wieler, according to a statement on Wednesday.
Values for vaccination rate too low: Robert Koch Institute rejects guilt
The institute does not see its own mistakes. Rather, too low a coverage is due to “failure to report from some vaccinating agencies”. Christian Drosten also defended the RKI. The Robert Koch Institute has been pointing out the problem for a long time, said the virologist from the Berlin Charité in the podcast Coronavirus update at NDR-Info. Ultimately, the public excitement about the discrepancy is “completely in vain”. The situation has not changed.
The infection situation in Germany has been stable for several weeks. The seven-day incidence is between 60 and 70. Nevertheless, Drosten advocates loosening the corona protective measures only gradually. “The most important thing is to close the vaccine picks. And then we open step by step, one step at a time. ”The vaccination rate should be increased“ as high as possible ”.
Corona protective measures: RKI recommends basic measures by next spring
The RKI states that the target quota is at least 85 percent for all twelve to 59-year-olds and at least 90 percent for those over 60. According to figures from Wednesday, 76 percent of adults are fully vaccinated. It is 65.4 percent of the total population.
But even if the targeted vaccination rates were reached quickly, the RKI recommends “in principle that the basic measures should be followed by next spring – including those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered.” The 3G + rule now applies in the Bavarian state parliament and the state chancellery. This has consequences for the unvaccinated Vice Prime Minister Hubert Aiwanger.