As of: 31.10.2021 02:22 a.m.
In order to accelerate the booster vaccinations, SPD expert Lauterbach advocates reopening the vaccination centers. US President Biden plans vaccine shipments to Africa. All developments in the live blog.
Lauterbach for reopening the vaccination centers
In view of the increasing corona numbers, SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach has spoken out in favor of reopening the vaccination centers. “Realistically,” there are currently not many options “with great effect,” wrote Lauterbach on Twitter. One of two possibilities is “a much faster booster vaccination,” he emphasized with a view to booster vaccinations. “For that you would have to reopen the vaccination centers.” As another possibility, Lauterbach called “consistently use 2G” – that is, only admitting vaccinated or convalescent people to events or indoor restaurants. “That lowers the number of cases significantly,” said the SPD health politician.
Spahn calls for federal-state meetings on booster vaccinations
To promote booster vaccinations against the coronavirus, the Executive Minister of Health Jens Spahn urges a federal-state meeting. “Current data from Israel show that boosting makes a crucial difference in breaking the fourth wave,” said Spahn of “Bild am Sonntag”. “Currently, the booster pace in Germany’s practices is not enough. We need a booster summit from the federal and state governments.”
The number of people vaccinated is only increasing slowly. A booster vaccination – the so-called booster vaccination – against the effect of the vaccine, which diminishes over time, is noticed by far fewer people than could. In particular, risk groups are recommended to refresh their vaccination protection.
USA and Congo discuss vaccination deal for Africa
US President Joe Biden and the head of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, have discussed an extensive delivery of corona vaccine doses to the African continent. The deal that the United States had set up would see the pharmaceutical company Moderna make up to 110 million vaccine doses available, the White House announced. Accordingly, the meeting of Biden and Tshisekedi took place on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome.
US Entry: No quarantine for unvaccinated children
Unvaccinated children and adolescents under the age of 18 do not need to be quarantined when entering the United States. This was announced by the US health authority CDC. Previously, there had been confusion about restrictions on unvaccinated children and adolescents. On November 8, the US lifted its Corona travel restrictions for most people from the Schengen countries and some other states. Adult foreign air travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Merkel: G20 improve pandemic prevention
According to the Executive Chancellor Angela Merkel, the G20 countries want to create a financing mechanism to prepare for possible future pandemics. It is about laying the foundations in order to be better equipped in the event of later outbreaks of pandemics, said Merkel after consultations with the other heads of state and government of the leading industrial and emerging countries in the Italian capital Rome. There will also be a “financial facility” for this. It could be used to strengthen the World Health Organization (WHO).