(GermanPolicy.com) – The measures against the corona pandemic should be maintained and not tightened. Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is committed to this: “An easing would be fatal. We would pour oil on the fire and accelerate the wave.” He justified this by saying that in countries like Italy and England, less than five percent of those over 60 year old have no or only insufficient vaccination protection. While these countries are reducing the measures, the vaccination gap in Germany is much more pronounced and affects a large number of elderly as well as previously ill people. “It would be irresponsible to let the virus loose on this large risk group without contact restrictions.” The approved vaccines are well tolerated, safe, and extremely effective,” Lauterbach emphasized.