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“Germans are waiting for hard times.” Fears of a new alternative, a state of the epidemic is possible again in the winter

"Germans are waiting for hard times."  Fears of a new alternative, a state of the epidemic is possible again in the winter

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Journalists demanded the Prime Minister to comment on Orban’s victory and his statements about the President of Ukraine. “Germany is the main brake on critical sanctions.”

Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is confident that, at least in early fall, sub-variant BA.5 will increase the risk of COVID-19. “We have tough times ahead,” he said. Politician Newspaper Welt am Sonntag, adding that problems can arise both in corporate operations and critical infrastructure such as hospitals. This will be especially the case when windows in homes are closed – due to freezing temperatures – as usual at this time of year, standard.

Germany. Authorities warn: ‘We must be prepared for anything’

Lauterbach still hopes the situation will not suddenly worsen. – I hope that there will not be a big change in the variables (for the coronavirus) – if it does not happen, we will not be in such an epidemiological situation – the minister said in an interview. However, he emphasized, Germany needs resources and measures to combat the epidemic in case of emergency.

According to Lauterbach, many people mistakenly believe that milder types of virus always prevail in a pandemic. There is no advantage in choosing the lighter variants – the politician said and added: “We must be ready for anything.” The virus has changed dramatically through mutations and continues to do so, so it has not yet reached its endemic stage.

Lauterbach confirmed that there are already between 100 and 150 deaths a day from the Corona virus. – I am afraid that this number will increase – says the minister and assures that one must be well prepared for this. “And we will if the Bundestag passes amendments to the law on protection against infection,” he said.

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Talk about protection from infection

In preparation for the fall and winter, the government of the SPD, the Free Democratic Party and the coalition of the Greens agreed on the format a few days ago new Infection Protection Act. Provides for uniform federal rules, including the wearing of FFP2 masks in long-distance transportation. However, federal states may introduce their own regulations, for example on the obligatory wearing of masks in public places or outdoors, if the minimum distance of one and a half metres cannot be kept there.

As reported on Saturday (27 August), Bild daily, referring to a poll conducted in the federal states, there are mixed opinions on the criteria for imposing restrictions and when to talk about a “specific threat”. “For the functioning of the healthcare system or other key sectors.

In an interview, the Minister of Health called for an increase in funding for research related to Vaccines Nasal passages that can be sprayed to increase the resistance of the mucous membranes. “Internationally, Germany is not doing well in developing these vaccines,” he said. While research is lacking, Lauterbach said, nasal vaccines have the potential to significantly reduce infection.

Mandatory vaccinations and masks

A politician from the ruling Social Democratic Party also defended the duty to vaccinate certain professional groups and indirectly supported its extension. When asked whether the temporary vaccination obligation should be extended in December, he replied: – One of the main objectives of our policy regarding the epidemic has been and remains to protect particularly vulnerable groups – the elderly and the sick. Therefore, it also makes sense for those who care about them not to themselves become a threat.

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He added, according to him, that being vaccinated by a doctor or nurse belongs to the spirit of this profession.

In addition, Lauterbach refuted allegations about the compulsory planning of wearing masks by fifth graders. Injuring an entire generation is irresponsible love Millions of children are entering – stressed. We don’t yet know what this infection will do to the children’s immune system if it recurs. He added that as a society, we cannot risk mass infection at school.

(AFP, DPA/August)

Text taken from the Deutsche Welle website.

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