Shortly before the start of school operations in ten federal states, the Federal Schoolchildren’s Conference called for an obligation to wear medical masks in schools to protect against the corona virus. Secretary General Schramm told the newspapers of the Funke media group that rapid tests were also necessary for everyone who entered a school building.
In addition, the question of how to protect students from infection on the way to school should still be clarified. The Association for Education and Upbringing warned of the health risk for teachers. Association boss Beckmann told the editorial network Germany that the openings were not a competition. He criticized the fact that teachers were not vaccinated and had to put themselves unprotected in situations that hardly anyone else would face.
During an online discussion with citizens yesterday, Federal Health Minister Spahn declared that educators and primary school teachers could be vaccinated against the corona virus in the foreseeable future. In order to upgrade this group in prioritization, the current vaccination ordinance would have to be changed.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. Given the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Current developments: Figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 21)
+ Interjection from the editorial staff: How to deal with numbers in the corona pandemic (as of February 17)
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of February 17)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)
Test and protection
+ Protection: The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of: 02/17)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: 02/17)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning:
The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)
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This message was broadcast on February 21st, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.
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Coronavirus Federal Schoolchildren Conference calls medical masks