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Scholz wants to initiate a general vaccination requirement

(GermanPolicy.com) – The designated Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has announced that a legislative process for a general vaccination requirement will be initiated before the end of 2021. The Bundestag vote should take place without any group pressure. The compulsory vaccination should then be implemented…

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Lauterbach: Corona measures will be sharpened before Christmas

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to Karl Lauterbach (SPD), the Corona measures will be tightened before Christmas. Closing bars, clubs and discos is no alternative given the drastic increase in infections. In addition, there will be a mask requirement at schools and restrictions for people who are…

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Covid-19: knowledge about the mere genetic infectiousness of Omikron is inconclusive

(GermanPolicy.com) – The virologist Alexander Kekulé has expressed that he is not yet convinced that the new Omicron variant of the Coronavirus is significantly more infectious than the variants that have occurred so far. Vaccination breakthroughs are possible, but genetic information alone cannot conclusively determine…

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A large majority of Germans for a lockdown and compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to a Forsa survey, 65 percent of people in Germany are in favor of a lockdown with the closure of shops, clubs, and leisure facilities, exit and contact restrictions, as well as a ban on larger events. Even if the number of…

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Highest court judges the Federal Emergency Brake to be constitutional

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Corona emergency brake with exit and contact restrictions was proportionate in view of the dangerous situation in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court announced in a judgment. The judges do not deny that the measures against the Corona pandemic had significantly interfered with…

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Merkel and numerous prime ministers for compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the current pandemic situation as “highly dramatic”. The current measures against Covid-19 are not sufficient; one reaches the limits of the ability to act if the 2G rule should not be sharpened. Government spokesman Seibert has meanwhile emphasized…

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A new German law against the Covid-19 pandemic

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has passed new regulations to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Among other things, after approval by the Federal Council, 3G regulations will come into force in the workplace – with the obligation to present negative tests for those who have neither…

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Heil: risk of loss of wages if vaccination is lacking

(GermanPolicy) – Hubertus Heil (SPD), the acting Federal Minister of Labor, has announced that after the new Covid-19 rules have passed the Bundestag and Bundesrat, people who have not been vaccinated are at risk of losing wages if they do not submit up-to-date and negative…

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Vaccinations to be compulsory in nursing professions

(GermanPolicy.com) – A vaccination obligation for employees in the healing and nursing professions should apply in the future with a view on the Covid-19 pandemic. This was announced by the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU). Hospital employees and integration assistance facilities will also…

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Merkel supports free citizen tests

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Government has confirmed that it will support the reintroduction of free corona tests which the SPD, FDP and Greens want to implement. With a view to the currently rampant fourth wave of infections, this is the right step, which Chancellor Merkel…

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New nationwide Corona rules planned

(GermanPolicy.com) – The traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – have presented a draft law. According to the draft, a distance requirement, a mask requirement and 3G should be introduced for workplaces and events. The regulations – valid until March 19 – are…

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Demand for vaccines growing in Saxony and Baden-Württemberg

(GermanPolicy.com) – The willingness to vaccinate against the Coronavirus is growing in some Federal States. The mobile vaccination teams in Saxony are at the limit. In Baden-Württemberg, too, the demand for vaccinations has grown in the last four weeks.

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Corona rules strengthened in several German states

(GermanPolicy.com) – Several Federal States have rendered the measures against Corona infections stricter. In Bavaria, the protective measures against the Coronavirus are being strengthened. From now on, the 3G rule will apply in the workplace. Unvaccinated people who have not had Corona disease must be…

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FDP against compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – Volker Wissing (FDP) has spoken out against mandatory vaccination. “There will be no compulsory vaccination with the FDP, neither for the entire population nor in certain professions. I consider that debate a dangerous one,” said the FDP general secretary, according to a media…

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Drosten for more responsibility in journalism

(GermanPolicy.com) – At the ceremony to award the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize, virologist Christian Drosten called on journalism to undertake a necessary “reflection” with regard to the Corona pandemic. There is an immense responsibility with the media, because they reflect the reality of the people…

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Spahn: booster vaccinations to be made possible for everyone

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has announced that the governments on federal and state level want to make booster vaccinations possible for the entire population in Germany. This was decided by the federal as well as the state health ministers at a…

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Chair of the Greens parliamentary group for tightening Covid-19 rules

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chair of the Greens parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, has called for action against the “rapidly worsening Corona situation.” In view of the “dramatic” development, one must “act urgently,” she said, according to media reports. “We need clear, binding…

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FDP in favor of reintroducing free Covid-19 rapid tests

(GermanPolicy.com) – The head of the FDP, Christian Lindner, and FDP general secretary Volker Wissing have spoken out in favor of reviving the citizen tests. “In view of the developments, the decision of the CDU-led Federal Government to end free citizen tests was apparently premature,”…

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Hundreds of proceedings after demonstrations against Covid-19 rules

(GermanPo(GermanPolicy.com) – After demonstrations by opponents of the German Corona rules in Leipzig, police has initiated more than 600 administrative offense proceedings as well as 48 criminal cases. A police spokesman announced, that there will be investigations on the grounds of of insult, assault, assault…

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Booster vaccinations: conference of health ministers

(GermanPolicy.com) – At a conference of the Federal and State Governments in Lindau, health ministers agreed on a uniform procedure with regard to booster vaccinations against the Coronavirus. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) announced that he agreed with his colleagues as well as medical…

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Covid-19: Spahn calls for a booster summit

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) would like a summit between representatives of the Federal Government and the Federal States to coordinate booster vaccinations against Covid-19. To break the fourth Covid-19 wave, booster vaccinations are essential, Spahn said. The vaccinations carried out by…

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Vaccination ordinance provides for the right to booster vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – In principle, all citizens are entitled to a booster vaccination against the Coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed. For certain groups such as people over the age of 60, medical staff or people with an immune deficiency, a booster vaccination is…

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Health system: Lauterbach sees “construction sites”

(GermanPolicy.com) – Health expert Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has identified “huge construction sites” in the health care system. During the Corona crisis “in the last two years a lot has been left behind,” he explained. The balance sheets of the hospitals showed deficits, university hospitals in…

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Statutory health association calls for reforms in care

(GermanPolicy.com) – The vice-chairman of the Central Association of Statutory Health Insurance (GKV) has called for reforms in statutory care insurance. According to media reports, Gernot Kiefer said that the implementation of solutions to the problems at hand cannot be postponed. Sufficiently qualified and better…

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High numbers of Covid cases in hospitals

(GermanPolicy.com) – The number of Covid-19 cases is increasing. This also increases concerns about the clinics being overloaded. The managing director of the German Hospital Society, Gass, warned that, in the next two weeks, another 3,000 Covid-19 patients will have to be treated in intensive…

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