Corona pandemic: Leopoldina for immediate contact restrictions

Status: 11/27/2021 1:39 p.m.

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina recommends immediate comprehensive contact restrictions in view of the dynamic corona infection. These should also apply to vaccinated persons and genesis.

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is calling for mandatory vaccinations and contact restrictions against the background of the drastic increase in corona infections. Unvaccinated people have to be motivated or made responsible, according to an appeal by scientists published in Halle: “This is the only way to save the citizens of our society from further disastrous consequences.”

The signatories advocated freedom restrictions such as vaccination requirements and more drastic contact restrictions, as these are apparently in line with basic values ​​that are shared by the majority of the population for good reasons, it said. The signatories, including the head of virology at the Charité Berlin, Christian Drosten, call for around 30 million third vaccinations to be made possible by Christmas in addition to first and second immunizations.

Include other professional groups in vaccinations

In order to be able to administer the necessary doses to more people, other medical professional groups such as pharmacists, medical officers, dentists, nurses and midwives would have to be included. This may require technical and logistical support from the Bundeswehr, the technical relief organization and other recognized private aid organizations in disaster risk management.

The Leopoldina, founded in 1652, was named the National Academy of Sciences in Germany in 2008. According to its own information, it has 1,600 members from over 30 countries and thus combines expertise from almost all research areas.

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