According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, the interest of Germans in a third corona vaccination is currently low +++ The current seven-day incidence is 82.8 +++ Medical President Reinhardt currently considers stronger restrictions for unvaccinated people to be inappropriate +++ More in the news blog.
Saturday September 11th
+++ According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, people’s interest in a third corona vaccination is currently low. There are neither very many doctors who offer booster vaccinations, nor does he see a great need in the population for a further dose, said KBV chairman Gassen of “Welt am Sonntag”. One of the reasons for this could be that the Standing Committee on Vaccination has not yet made a recommendation. According to the Robert Koch Institute, around 162,000 people have so far received a so-called booster vaccination.
+++ The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections fell slightly within 24 hours. As announced by the Robert Koch Institute, the value is now 82.8 – after 83.8 yesterday and 80.7 a week ago. The health authorities in Germany reported 11,214 new infections to the RKI within one day, 379 more than last Saturday. 45 further deaths in connection with an infection were recorded across Germany. The updated figures on the incidence of hospitalization were not yet available.
+++ Medical President Reinhardt currently considers stronger restrictions for unvaccinated people to be inappropriate. To exert even more pressure on non-vaccinated people would not be appropriate at this point in time, he told the “Passauer Neue Presse”. The President of the German Medical Association argued, On the one hand, the health system is currently not so stressed that this would be legitimized from this side. “On the other hand, more pressure is likely to trigger counter-reactions on the undecided, who could be persuaded with reasonable arguments.”
+++ Thailand opens its borders to vaccinated tourists in October – but initially only for Bangkok and four other regions. According to the authorities, those who have arrived there must be for two weeks in quarantine in a hotel. This has also been possible on the island of Phuket since July.
+++ In France, official investigations have been started against the former health minister Buzyn for dealing with the corona crisis. A court in Paris initiated appropriate proceedings. Buzyn is accused of “endangering the lives of others,” said the prosecutor. The background is several lawsuits from doctors, a police union and relatives of a Covid-19 victim. You blame the ex-minister for a lack of masks and other protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic, among other things.
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