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The German health minister warned from the record of infections: “By the end of winter, almost everyone will be vaccinated, cured or will die.”

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Health workers treat a patient in intensive care at Dresden Hospital on November 3 (Robert Michael/DPA via AP)

Cumulative incidence added another new peak in Germany, with 386.5 new infections per 100,000 residents in seven days, while inadequate vaccination rate Opened debate on its imperative nature.

Germany, the most populous country in the European Union, Another 30,643 cases were added on MondayAccording to the health agency of the Robert Koch Institute, the total has only been more than 5.3 million since the start of the pandemic.

Nearly 100,000 people have died so far, including 62 in the last 24 hours, and hospitals sound the alarm about an overflow of intensive care units.

In this regard, the Health Minister, Jens SpahnUrges more citizens to vaccinate, warns that Most Germans will be “vaccinated, cured or dead” for COVID-19 within a few months. “Perhaps by the end of this winter, as it is sometimes cynically called, almost everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, cured or dead.Spahn said, blame “The Highly Contagious Delta Variant.”

“That’s why we recommend vaccination so early”added. “We have a very difficult situation in many hospitals”,

the vaccine debate

Despite widespread access to free coronavirus vaccines, Germany’s vaccination rate is one of the lowest in Europe, only 70.5% of the population vaccinated, with 68.0%, complete diet. Experts say this is a level that is too low to keep the pandemic under control, so it is open the debate on a potential liability

in public chain statements ZDF, President of RKI, Lothar Weiler, underlined Importance of vaccination to as many people as possible and giving a booster dose to people who are already immunized with a complete diet.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (Reuters/Christian Mang)
German Health Minister Jens Spahn (Reuters/Christian Mang)

Even then, More content shown about the mandatory nature of the vaccine, which should be studied as a last resort, he said.

liability is such that “None of Us Wants”, has been confirmed according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“But if everything else has been tried, then we have to think about a liability as well,” says Om., he pointed.

Social Democratic Deputy and Health Specialist Karl Lauterbach, indicated for his part image He Shouldn’t we “under no circumstances” deny any liability, although he conceded that this is something that will no longer help in the current situation.

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“Without compulsion, clearly we are not reaching the vaccination rate, we need to get out of this situation with vaccines and the fertility factor of the delta variant”added.

This also Professional Association of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine And the Confederation for the Protection of Children spoke In favor of compulsory vaccination for adults.

“Vaccines contribute to a return to normalcy and for the restoration of the fundamental rights of all citizens, but especially the rights of children and adolescents,” the association explained in a resolution adopted yesterday.

A woman receives a vaccine in Berlin, Germany (Reuters/Christian Mang)
A woman receives a vaccine in Berlin, Germany (Reuters/Christian Mang)

Meanwhile, the president of the Confederation Heinz Hilgers told the media network RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) that “Children and adolescents have contributed a lot to this pandemic by sacrificing a lot”,

“It’s a lack of respect because adults are not allowed to vaccinate themselves”, he claimed.

Also Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther and the heads of government of Bavaria, Marcus Söder, were open to considering the imperative.

more restrictions

In the meantime, Germany announced tougher sanctions last week To prevent the dreadful fourth wave of covid.

In areas with high hospitalization rates, Unvaccinated people will not be able to access public places such as cinemas, gyms and indoor diners.

Employees are asked to return to work from home whenever possible, while anyone going to the workplace must show that they have been vaccinated, recently recovered or tested negative, A system called “3G”.

The same rule applies to public transport in those areas.

Many of the worst-affected regions in Germany, including Bavaria and Saxony, have gone further. Canceling large events such as Christmas markets and effectively excluding non-vaccinated people from non-essential public life.

All vaccinated adults are also urged to receive a booster shot after six months to counteract the decline in vaccine effectiveness.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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