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Statutory health insurance physicians for an end to the mask requirement

(GermanPolicy.com) – The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Gassen, has expressed his support for the development of the Corona pandemic. For the majority of citizens, the pandemic is over, he said. In view of the high immunity of the…

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Lauterbach stops law on ex-post triage

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Health Lauterbach has stopped a bill that would allow intensive care in clinical care in favor of a patient with a better chance of survival. Lauterbach rejects ex-post triage because it is “ethically unacceptable,” he justified his decision. The German…

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Hospital burdens reduced

(GermanPolicy.com) – A welcome relaxation is recorded at the clinics in Germany. According to the CEO of the German Hospital Society, Gaß, there are currently 1,300 hospitalized Covid 19 patients. The number is lower than in September 2021. The situation, as it stands, allows the…

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Baerbock against global food shortages

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock wants to forge a global alliance to fight food shortages and rising prices in the current crises. The fight against hunger can only be solved together, said Baerbock in an interview. Germany must take responsibility for this, she said…

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Reformed Triage Bill

(GermanPolicy.com) – In the future, it should be medically ethical to stop treating one person and continue treating another patient with a better chance of survival when tight capacities are tight. A prerequisite is an exact examination, as a media report from a draft law…

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Fourth booster vaccination recommended for risk groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – Older people and people with previous illnesses are urgently requested to have a fourth vaccination against the Coronavirus. That statement was put forward by the chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission, Mertens. In autumn, the risk of infection will again increase. People over…

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Association of Cities: tighten the Infection Protection Act for fall

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Association of Cities has appealed to the Federal Government to take precautions as soon as possible with a view to a Corona wave that could occur in autumn. City day general manager Dedy said, according to media reports, that a new…

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Lauterbach on Covid-19: preparing for autumn

(GermanPolicy.com) – Health Minister Lauterbach sees an easing of the Covid-19 situation during the summer, but does not want to give the all-clear either. That’s what the politician said at the ‘Ludwig-Erhard Summit’ at Tegernsee. The number of cases is likely to remain low. Lauterbach…

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Federal Minister of Health wants reforms this summer

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Lauterbach would like to initiate new medical regulations during the months of summer. In an “intermediate spurt,” Lauterbach also wants to conclude projects such as the electronic patient file and e-prescriptions. The financing of the statutory health insurance companies and…

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Lauterbach (SPD) for adapting the Infection Protection Act by autumn

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to Federal Health Minister Lauterbach (SPD), the Infection Protection Act is to be revised by autumn. By that time, the cases of Covid19 infections might again increase. In addition, new mutations are likely to occur. As a result, wearing a mouth and…

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Covid 19 mutations: Lauterbach criticized for his choice of words

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to media reports, Federal Health Minister Lauterbach (SPD) has spoken of the possibility of a highly contagious Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, literally mentioning the term “killer variant.” This has now led to critical reactions. Virologist Schmidt-Chanasit said Lauterbach’s description did not…

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A majority in Germany continue to wear masks

(GermanPolicy.com) – In Germany, the majority of residents still wear mouth and nose protection indoors – even if the obligation to wear medical masks has been lifted in most places. According to a survey commissioned by the dpa news agency, 58 percent of the population…

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Bundestag votes against compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has voted against compulsory vaccination. Federal Minister of Health Lauterbach (SPD) now sees no leeway to further reduce the measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. “We used up whatever we were able to loosen,” said the politician. In autumn, therefore, the…

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Bundestag vote on compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – Minister of Health Lauterbach (SPD) expects that this Thursday, the Bundestag will pass compulsory vaccination from the age of 60 – with the possibility of prescribing a vaccination from the age of 18, if necessary from next autumn, or to further ease measures…

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Voluntary isolation in case of infection: Lauterbach defends withdrawal

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Health Lauterbach (SDP) has admitted a mistake in the proposal for a voluntary quarantine of people infected with Covid-19. Isolation would apply from May 1st. Lauterbach asked for the population to maintain their trust. “Corona is not a cold,” he…

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Corona bonus for nursing staff

(GermanPolicy.com) – As a result of the Corona pandemic, the Federal Government has decided on a bonus for nursing staff. A total of 1 billion Euros are available for hospitals and care facilities. The amount is divided in equal parts and should benefit all those…

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Lauterbach (SPD) and Dürr (FDP) for using the hotspot rule

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Lauterbach (SPD) has called on the state governments to resort to the possible regulation with regard to hotspots if the health system in the respective Federal States is overloaded. “The slogan of the hour must be that we use the…

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Specification of the new Infection Protection Ordinance?

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann (FDP) has reminded that the current Covid-19 measures can only apply until April 2nd. The “law is clear,” he explained, adding: “Even the Conference of Health Ministers cannot change the law – only the German Bundestag.” Many…

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Relaxation of quarantine rules planned

(GermanPolicy.com) – The current wave of the Coronavirus usually results in milder infections, which is why the quarantine rules are to be reduced to five days. This is the proposal from the Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute. The isolation should only…

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Corona measures: CDU economic council satisfied about the easing

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Economic Council of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) has called the easing of the nationwide Covid-19 measures a step that is overdue. This was said by Economic Council Secretary General Steiger. With the abolition of the restrictions, “tailor-made solutions are…

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Many DAX40 companies will retain the obligation to wear masks

(GermanPolicy.com) – Most companies want to oblige their employees to wear a mask even after the nationwide easing of restrictions. This was the result of a survey conducted by the ‘Welt am Sonntag’ among the DAX40 companies. In most cases, this only applies to interior…

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