We still need at least five million vaccinations to make fall and winter safer, wrote German Health Minister Jens Spahn. He stated that “the number of vaccinated people is too small to prevent an overburdening health care”.
In Germany, more than 61 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. However, the number of new vaccinations has been falling in recent weeks, and new, daily COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day since mid-July.
Health Minister Jens Spahn wrote that “five million more vaccinations are needed to ensure a safer fall and winter.”
“The number of vaccinated people is too low to prevent health overload,” Spahn said on social media. 90 percent of COVIDD-19 patients in intensive care units are unvaccinated, he added.
Autumn with coronavirus. Experts warn
Christian Karagiannidis, the scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), also warned about the threat. – If the number of vaccinations does not increase significantly by October, we will have a really large increase in the number of patients in intensive care in the fall – he said. Virologist Christian Drosten from the Charite clinic in Berlin said that a possible relaxation of restrictions related to the coronavirus in the fall is risky. He warned that as the incidence increases, it may be necessary to restore greater restrictions.
Coronavirus in Germany
According to the Robert Koch Institute, over 92,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Germany. Almost 2,900 new cases of infection and 24 deaths of people suffering from COVID-19 were reported on Friday.
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