In Germany, a new maximum of COVID patients was recorded: how does the government react

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A new maximum of COVID patients was recorded in Germany: how the government is reacting

Merkel said that it is necessary to act quickly.

In Germany On Wednesday, November 10, 39,676 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded. This figure exceeded the previous daily maximum (37,120 cases), registered on Friday.

This is reported by The Associated Press with reference to data from the Robert Koch Institute.

It is noted that the infection rate in the country in a week increased to 232.1 new cases per 100 thousand people.

Government reaction

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it is necessary to act quickly. “In Germany, unfortunately, I have to say that the level of vaccination is not high enough to prevent the rapid spread of the virus,” said the politician.

She insists on the “early” meeting of the federal government and the governors of 16 German states to ensure “coordinated” measures throughout the country, in particular, to strengthen vaccination.

“The coronavirus does not pay attention to whether we have an interim government, whether we have coalition negotiations – we need the efforts of the entire state “, – emphasized Merkel.

In Germany, after the September elections, there is an interim national government. This week, the country is to pass a bill that will continue the “national epidemic situation” introduced since March 2020 and provide the legal basis for the introduction of new anti-infectious measures.

“Emergency” in intensive departments therapy

Meanwhile, Christian Drosten, head of virology at Berlin's Charite clinic, pointed out that there is a “real emergency” in many intensive care units across the country. “We must do something right now,” he stressed.

The medic also said that it is necessary to reintroduce restrictions on contact activities among German citizens. According to him, at least 100 thousand more people may die from COVID-19 if vaccination is not accelerated.

“We are in a bad situation: we have 15 million people who could have been vaccinated and should have be vaccinated, “Drosten noted.

In recent days, several hospitals have announced that they are again working to the edge of their capacity and have so many patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units that they cannot admit new patients.

And the Charité doctors on Tuesday had to cancel the planned operation due to the fact that a large number of employees are involved in caring for people with COVID-19. Most recent patients have not been vaccinated, according to the government.

Moderna COVID vaccine limitation due to side effect

In addition, a new recommendation was published in Germany on Wednesday that all people under the age of 30 should only receive the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

This is due to recent studies showing that such a rare a side effect such as inflammation of the heart and chest was more common in Moderna vaccine recipients younger than 30 years old than in those receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

At least 67% of the 83 million population has been reported to the person is fully vaccinated. However, according to the authorities, this is not enough. The rate of vaccination in the state is now slowing down. By the way, Germany, unlike other European countries, refused to make vaccinations mandatory for any professional group.

However, there are a number of quarantine restrictions on the territory of the state. In most regions, only vaccinated, cured or tested citizens have access to some public spaces and activities.

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