The mutants are also dangerous for children. He calls for an even stricter lockdown.
- Coronavirus*: SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach warns of the new Virus mutants.
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Berlin – Due to the strong spread of the mutants of the Coronavirus from Great Britain and South Africa warns SPD health experts Karl Lauterbach before that Germany is “at the beginning of a third wave”. “Of the Lockdown is strong enough the original Sars-CoV-2 to displace. But the new mutants, especially those from Great Britain and South Africa, continue to expand, ”said Lauterbach in an interview with the “SWR”.
The se variants of Coronavirus are not with the previous one Lockdown to stop.
Coronavirus in Germany: Karl Lauterbach fears “completely new pandemic”
So it is with everyone infection in the north German city of Flensburg around the Mutant B.1.1.7 from Great Britainas reported by the “Tagesschau”. As a consequence, the border with Denmark has already been closed. Lauterbach is even of the opinion that in Germany from the original Coronavirus almost no more cases occur and instead the new variants would spread. On Twitter demanded Karl Lauterbach therefore a stricter one Lockdownto avoid the formation of clusters.
Coronavirus mutants from South Africa and Great Britain: Children and adolescents also at risk
The news of the increasing spread of the new virus variants of the original Coronavirus According to Lauterbach, this is also not a good time for next Monday (January 22nd, 2021), when many federal states want to reopen some elementary schools and daycare centers. Lauterbach said in the interview with the “SWR” on Saturday (February 20th, 2021) that he had hoped for antigen tests, which were not there in time.
The refore, one would take a risk with the openings on Monday, warned the SPD politician. RKI boss Lothar Wieler also fears that more and more children and young people will become involved with the Mutants infect and also become ill, as he announced in a press conference on Friday (February 19, 2021).
The epidemiologist also said this to the “SWR”. It is known from previous studies that the Virus variants out South Africa and Great Britain are longer contagious than the virus of origin. In addition, a low one is sufficient Virusdosisto get infected. Lauterbach therefore recommends the use of antigen tests * in schools in combination with alternating lessons, to wear FFP-2-Masken and to make improvements to the distribution of vaccines *.
Opening of daycare centers and primary schools: Lauterbach worried about mutants
Karl Lauterbach promoted the Astrazeneca * corona vaccine, which had previously been criticized, and advocates using the vaccine more to vaccinate those under 65. It is not acceptable that the Astrazeneca vaccine is lying around in the vaccination centers, according to Lauterbach. Teachers could also be vaccinated with it. According to initial surveys, the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer * is currently said to be the most popular among Germans, ahead of the vaccine from Moderna *. A new study from Israel, which shows that the Biontech vaccine also prevents infection with the virus in 90 percent, should further increase its popularity.
In an interview with the “SWR”, Lauterbach advises against opening restaurants or fitness studios with a 7-day incidence of less than 35, as FDP politician Christian Lindner suggests, as eating without a face mask could spread the virus variants more strongly . Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) * announced in a discussion with citizens on Saturday (February 20th, 2021) that he also wanted to offer teachers a vaccination as soon as possible. (Delia Friess) * fr.de and hna.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.
Meanwhile, demonstrations against the corona measures took place in several German cities on Saturday, reports hna.de *.
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