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CDU-CSU with own proposal for compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – The parliamentary group of CDU and CSU in the German Bundestag will, as planned, bring its own motion for compulsory Corona vaccination to the plenum and will not agree to any alternative proposal, CSU health politician Pilsinger has said. The proposal is already…

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Intensive care physicians for compulsory vaccination from the age of 50

(GermanPolicy.com) – Due to extreme challenges for clinics from autumn, the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine spoke out in favor of compulsory vaccination for everyone over the age of 50. “There are fewer ventilation cases than in previous waves. In addition…

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Scholz favors more vaccinations worldwide

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz has campaigned to ensure that the goal of the World Health Organization (WHO), according to which 70 percent of the world’s population should be vaccinated against the Coronavirus, is not lost sight. Germany is providing 1.3 billion Euros for the…

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Health insurance contributions will only increase minimally

(GermanPolicy.com) – The increase in health insurance contributions will be minmal. Federal Health Minister Lauterbach (SPD) ensured that there will be a “small” increase only. The relief package which the Federal Government has decided upon will be “much larger” than the contribution increase due to…

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Negotiations with the SPD: Union parties for a compromise on compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CSU-CSU in the German Bundestag is “not optimistic” that the forthcoming negotiations with Chancellor Scholz (SPD) will lead to an agreement on compulsory vaccination from the age of 18. Scholz wants a “grand coalition for mandatory vaccination,” as reported. But there will…

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Union parties criticize easing of Covid-19 measures

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU-CSU in the German Bundestag has criticized the forthcoming relaxation of the Corona measures as “mess.” For example, it is unclear in the bill when clinics would face an overload. After the FDP had enforced extensive easing, the Liberals were skeptical: “In…

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Federation of Trade Unions regrets relaxation of occupational safety

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) has expressed concern that occupational health and safety could become a private matter for workers in the future. Through the elimination of the general obligation to wear masks, the corona tests, and the end of the…

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Federal States slam new German-wide Corona regulation

(GermanPolicy.com) – After the expiry of nationwide regulation in force thus far, the mask requirement is supposed to continue to apply in more areas than previously planned. According to media reports, the Federal Government coalition made up of the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP,…

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Companies to determine protective measures themselves

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to an ordinance by the Federal Cabinet, companies will determine on their own which regulations with regard to infection protection apply in the workplace, from Sunday this week. The work-from-home obligation, which applies wherever possible due to the type of employment, will…

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Medical associations for a more comprehensive mask requirement

(GermanPolicy.com) – In view of the high number of Covid cases and a high death toll, representatives of medical associations have demanded that the mask requirement be kept in public indoor areas from 20 March, when the current Infection Protection Act will have expired. The…

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Compulsory vaccination from the age of 18 or 50?

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) would like to approach the CDU-CSU in view of a general obligation to vaccinate against the Coronavirus. Like the SPD, he two Union parties are in favor of compulsory vaccination, said Lauterbach. There is an opportunity…

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Covid-19: back to normal in most parts of Germany

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the leader of the Liberal parliamentary group in the Bundestag, the FDP supports a “return to normality” through the infection protection law to be passed next week by the Bundestag, followed by the Bundesrat. “With the agreement on the changes to…

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Lauterbach: Covid situation still critical

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) warned on Friday against underestimating the current situation in view of the Corona pandemic. The pandemic is not over, and in terms of the number of cases, the situation is “objectively much worse than the atmosphere”…

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Wiese: vaccination to be enforced as mandatory

(GermanPolicy.com) – On Wednesday, the German Bundestag debated various group proposals for compulsory vaccination against the coronavirus. In the coming weeks, a model for and an application against a general obligation to vaccinate are to be voted on, as well as a regulation for people…

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Caritas President: vaccination compulsory from the age of five or 50

(GermanPolicy.com) – The President of Caritas sees a vaccination requirement for residents over the age of 18 as insufficiently justified. The vaccination approval applies to people from the age of five, said Welskop-Deffaa. However, one could also assume the risk to groups, in which case…

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Vaccination register unnecessary, Lauterbach

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach considers a vaccination register unnecessary. The introduction of such a database would take too long to help prevent a new wave in autumn this year. Instead, they want to act quickly and focus on a general obligation to…

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Lauterbach: current corona measures are to be maintained

(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…

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German parliaments decide on shorter quarantines

(GermanPolicy.com) – Bundestag and Bundesrat have decided on shortened quarantine rules for infected people and people who have been in contact with people infected with Covid 19. Instead of 14 days, one now only has to go into isolation for a period of ten days….

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PCR tests are restricted to certain groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – The number of new corona infections is currently increasing, mainly due to the omicron variant. The state health ministers have therefore decided that PCR tests should be limited to the staff of hospitals, medical practices and nursing facilities. In addition, they should continue…

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Hospitals at the breaking point

(GermanPolicy.com) – The medical association Marburger Bund sees German hospitals at their breaking point. “By the beginning of February at the latest, it will be very cramped in hospitals across Germany,” criticized chairwoman Susanne Johna, according to a media report. This is due to the…

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Ministry of Health: ‘recovered’ status still at three months

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Ministry of Health does not want to change the validity of the convalescent status to three months. The status was recently reduced to three months, enough to allow EU citizens to be treated like unvaccinated, three months after becoming infected. As…

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