With the spread of more contagious coronavirus mutants, the target of 35 in the seven-day incidence is initially unrealistic, according to mobility researcher Kai Nagel. If the current infection protection measures are simply retained, according to the model, there will be a third wave and every type of opening will enlarge it, said the head of the Department of Traffic System Planning and Traffic Telematics at the TU Berlin of the German Press Agency.
His group models the infection process with, among other things, anonymized cell phone data. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the proportion of virus variant B.1.1.7, which was initially discovered in Great Britain before Christmas, had recently increased from a good 6 to 22 percent within two weeks.
Today a working group with the head of the Chancellery Braun and the heads of the state chancelleries is discussing an opening strategy. The next meeting of the heads of government from the federal and state levels is planned for March 3rd.
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.
+ Covid-19: Current figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 23)
+ 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: February 17th)
+ 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: February 17th)
+ 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 02/23/2021 on Deutschlandfunk.