Because of the increasing number of infections, some politicians are calling for more protection for children and young people with regard to the corona pandemic.
Berlin – The rising incidence values in Germany are worrying politicians. Above all, children and adolescents who are not yet protected by a vaccination should be better protected from the coronavirus *. “We must not lose any more time in the mistaken belief that children and young people are not at risk,” says SPD * boss Saskia Esken Funke media group. Due to the lack of vaccination, the number of infections among adolescents and children is twice as high as in the age group over 50 years.
Concern about corona consequences for children: Esken demands compliance with hygiene rules
“The health as well as the educational and development opportunities of the young generation must now be in the foreground,” said Esken on Sunday. “The young generation has now for more than a year foregoing a lot out of consideration for the older generation, now they can expect the same consideration from the predominantly vaccinated older adults.” Long-Covid consequences such as fatigue phenomena could be the future of young people for a long time Waste time.
Specifically, the SPD leader demanded, for example, to continue to adhere to the hygiene rules in order to protect children and young people who could not be vaccinated at the moment. “We should not accept major events with thousands of visitors, such as football, where there is terrifyingly little willingness to be disciplined in hygiene.” Tests for those returning from travel and for those who have not been vaccinated in companies must continue to be maintained.
Green parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt: “We are running into the second Corona autumn with announcement”
Green * parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt also sees a need for action among the younger generation. “We have announced that we are heading into a second Corona autumn, and again the federal government is doing far too little to secure daycare centers and schools. Children, young people and their families are in danger of being forgotten again, ”she said Spark newspapers. She calls for “now a day-care center and school summit so that this planning failure does not happen again”. Especially since the delta variant is spreading further, there is no more time to be lost.
At the summit, the federal and state governments, together with experts from medicine and education, should develop guidelines for the time after the holidays, write Göring-Eckardt and the Green MPs Kordula Schulz-Asche and Janosch Dahmen in a position paper that describes the Spark newspapers is present.
“This also includes at least the retention, or better still, the expansion of regular tests in schools and day-care centers, uniform mask rules and the targeted recording of the age-specific incidence in the districts and urban districts.” AFP. In addition, the installation of filter systems must progress faster.
Bundestag President Schäuble speaks out in favor of vaccinations for young people
Schäuble sees vaccinations for young people as an “important argument” to avoid restrictions in school operations. “You should vaccinate younger people if they want it,” he says of “Bild am Sonntag”. “And before we risk having to close schools again, I am in favor of continuing to wear masks in closed rooms. For me it would be terrible if we came to a lockdown that affects the youngest. ”Closing daycare centers, schools and universities is anything but harmless. “The restrictions for children and young people are massive,” the President of the Bundestag made clear. (dpa / tkip) * Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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