Status: 02/07/2022 04:47 am
According to the Robert Koch Institute, the seven-day incidence has reached a new high of 1426.0. The Greens health expert Weishaupt advocates an extension of the measures.
2/6/2022 • 4:37 am
RKI: Infections at a new high
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 95,267 positive tests within 24 hours. That is 16,849 more cases than on Monday a week ago, when 78,318 new infections were reported. The nationwide seven-day incidence rises to a new high of 1426.0 from 1400.8 the previous day.
49 people died in connection with the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 118,766. So far, more than 11.1 million corona tests have been positive in Germany.
Green health expert for longer measures
The Greens chairwoman in the Health Committee, Saskia Weishaupt, is in favor of an extension of individual corona protection measures by the Bundestag beyond March. “We have a responsibility to protect the health and life of all people, which also includes not simply announcing hasty openings and easing,” she says of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”.
Immunologist: equate omicron infection and booster
The immunologist Carsten Watzl calls on the federal government to legally equate proven omicron infections with a booster vaccination. “A clearly documented infection should be equated with a single vaccine dose for each person affected,” says the Secretary General of the German Immunological Society of the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.
The fact that vaccinated people are not considered boosted after an infection is scientifically untenable. “There is very good data that those who have recovered should also be given equal treatment here.” However, one infection is not enough for full vaccination protection. “Anyone who has never been vaccinated receives the protection of a single vaccination if they have had an omicron infection. Three doses are important, regardless of whether they are due to an infection or a vaccination.”