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No lockdown during the fourth Corona wave expected

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier assumes that in the course of the fourth wave of the Corona pandemic, a new lockdown, for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, can be avoided. According to media reports, Altmaier expects restaurants…

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Employers and trade unions call for vaccinations

(GermanPolicy.com) – Employers and trade unions have appealed to the population to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus considering that the pace of vaccination has slowed. One had to be careful that what has been achieved is not gambled away, employer president Rainer Dulger and Reiner…

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Laschet wants to adapt the Infection Protection Act

The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet (CDU), wants to change the Infection Protection Act before the Federal Election in September. The incidence of 50 should be deleted. The incidence in and of itself is “no longer meaningful,” Laschet justified his point…

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Baerbock does not exclude compulsory vaccination for professional groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock (Green Party) has not ruled out that in the event of a significant worsening of the Corona situation, compulsory vaccination should apply to some population groups. Compulsory vaccination is legally “not that easy” to implement in Germany, she said….

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The majority of hospital patients with Covid-19 do not have any vaccination protection

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the intensive care doctor Christian Karagiannidis, the majority of Covid patients in Germany’s clinics are those have not received any Corona vaccination. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the proportion of Covid patients in hospitals is 12 to 13 percent. “This quota may also…

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Vaccinations to protect against Covid-19 make sense from the age of twelve

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has spoken out in favor of looking at the psychosocial problems of twelve to 17 year olds. The Standing Vaccination Commission, which advises the Federal Government, must protect children and adolescents from the possible consequences,…

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Long Covid: a new widespread disease?

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Minister of Health of the Free State of Bavaria and Chairman of the Conference of Health Ministers, Klaus Holetschek (CSU), has commented on the consequences of the post-Covid syndrome. “I see the risk that this so-called post-Covid syndrome will give us aftershocks.”…

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Unvaccinated persons to pay for rapid tests from 11 October

By Thorsten Koch GermanPolicy.com The Federal Government and representatives of the Federal States decided this week that persons not vaccinated against Covid-19 will have to pay for rapid concerning the disease out of their own pocket from October 11. Only this way will they be…

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Covid-19: Brinkhaus calls for debate on the rights of vaccinated people

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chairman of the Union parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU), has called for a change of perspective with regard to the debate about improvements in Corona vaccinations. “What I am currently witnessing is that the vaccinated are angry with…

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Law on the epidemic situation: Spahn against extension

(GermanPolicy.com) – In contrast to SPD candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who wants to prolong the ‘epidemic situation of national scope,’ Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants the corresponding law to expire. The law is currently limited to the end of September. Measures against…

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Germany donates vaccination doses to developing countries

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has announced that the Federal Republic of Germany will donate all deliveries of the vaccine from AstraZeneca that have yet to arrive in Germany directly to the Covax vaccination initiative. The international initiative will then pass them…

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Covid-19: police checking test results upon entry into Germany

(GermanPolicy.com) – From this Sunday, travelers to Germany have to present certificates. This is meant to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. On the occasion of mandatory entry tests for persons from the age of 12 to determine whether a person is free from the…

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Non-certified travelers from risk areas must quarantine from August

From 1 August, according to a decree by the Federal Cabinet, those entering Germany from the age of 12 will be obliged to present either proof of vaccination, a Covid-19 test result or proof of recovery from the Coronavirus. A government spokeswoman said that the…

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More infections due to the Corona virus’ delta variant

The delta variant of the Corona virus, which was first localized in India, accounts for 59 percent of current infections, after the proportion was around 37 percent at the very beginning of July, as reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). A third of those…

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A need for booster vaccinations

by Thorsten Koch According to the Spokesman of the Federal Government, Seibert, the Federal Government and the Governments of the German states are preparing for so-called booster vaccinations. A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Health said, on his part, that the data was not…

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Covid-19 slows down higher life expectancy

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a lower increase in life expectancy in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office announced that the average life expectancy for newborn girls is 83.4 years. For boys, it is 78.6 years. Thus, the value has hardly increased compared to previous…

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More creative offers to promote the ongoing vaccination campaign

In order to increase the vaccination rate against Covid-19 in Germany, there is a discussion about making more creative offers. The head of the Hamburg Vaccination Center and president of the Virchow Association, Heinrich, recommended mobile vaccination campaigns, as well as immunization in the vaccination…

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Spahn to procure more vaccination doses for 2022

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to procure 204 million vaccine doses against Covid-19 for the next year. This corresponds to a supply of more than two doses per inhabitant of products made by several manufacturers and, according to the Federal Ministry of…

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More flexibility: in the future, doctors will receive vaccines as required

From mid-July, medical practices in Germany will be able to order vaccines against Covid-19 as required. According to the Federal Association of Aesthetic Physicians, the currently valid distribution key has led to doctors, in some regions, receiving too few vaccine doses. In future, practices should…

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Tobacco tax hike will not be used to prevent addiction

The increase in tobacco tax from 2022, totaling around 500 million Euros, will not be used to prevent addiction. Instead, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) had the additional income included in the planning of the overall federal budget. The parliamentarian Till Mansmann (FDP) criticized:…

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Covid-19: Only few new admissions to intensive care units

It is mostly long-term patients who were infected in spring this year, during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, who are now treated in intensive care units in German hospitals. There are only few new admissions, according to Gernot Marx, President of the German…

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Many Union voters for compulsory vaccination against the Corona virus

Among Germans, 22 percent were in favor of compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 after the Delta-Vatiante appeared, according to recent Forsa survey. Three quarters of those polled by Forsa want vaccination to continue to be voluntary. With 37 percent, especially the supporters of the Union parties…

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Braun: Federal Government wants easier access to vaccinations for younger people

Protecting the younger generation is crucial when it comes to vaccinations against the Corona virus, especially against the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. As the Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery, Helge Braun (CDU), said, special vaccination offers for students are to…

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A physicians’ federation against alarmism regarding the delta variant

The chief executive of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, Andreas Gassen, has stated that the delta variant of the Corona virus is more contagious, but probably no more dangerous than the previously dominant variants. It is possible that the number of cases…

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Nursing profession quite attractive, Federal Ministry of Family Affairs

In 2020, more people started training in nursing professions than in previous years, as stated in the Federal Government’s 2nd Report of Concerted Care Action. This is an indication that care remains attractive for employees and trainees. In the previous year, 57,200 people started training…

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