Coronavirus pandemic: ++ teachers association against easing ++


Status: 10/30/2021 3:13 a.m.

In view of the sharp rise in corona numbers, the German Teachers’ Association considers lifting the mask requirement in class to be wrong. Development Minister Müller calls for a fair vaccine distribution. All developments in the live blog.

3:12 am

Müller at G20: Preventing vaccine disadvantage

Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has appealed to the group of the 20 most important industrialized countries to stand up for a fair distribution of corona vaccines at their meeting this weekend in Rome. “The G20 must do everything to prevent the poorer countries from being further disadvantaged,” he told the Rheinische Post. “While the rich countries are buying vaccines away from the world market for booster vaccinations, 90 percent of Africans do not even have the first vaccination,” criticized Müller. Not even the health workers are fully vaccinated there. The risk of mutations increases unnecessarily. Manufacturers should also change their approach and bring forward deliveries for the international Covax initiative.

3:04 am

Teachers and ethics council warn against easing

In view of the sharply rising corona numbers, the Teachers’ Association and the Ethics Council have warned against endangering the health of many students with a policy of eye-to-close. Politicians are relaxing at a time when health protection measures are more likely to be intensified, criticized the head of the teachers’ association, Heinz-Peter Meidinger, with a view to the lifting of the mask requirement in class in some federal states. The Vice-Chairwoman of the Ethics Council, Susanne Schreiber, said – also in the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”: “Even if severe courses are less common in children, hundreds of children will be affected by complications if there are severe infections.” And: “An eye-to-and-through mentality is not enough here.”

02:51 am

Medical representatives criticize Spahn’s statement

There was enough vaccine for everyone – with these words, Health Minister Spahn had advertised booster vaccinations against the corona virus. Medical representatives are angry: The minister is raising false expectations.

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