It is the umpteenth digital debacle that Corona has shown: the federally supported electronic vaccination booklet from Meineimpfungen.ch and the associated vaccination app MyViavac have serious security deficiencies. Accordingly, after registering, every medical specialist can have access to vaccination and health data for all recorded private individuals. For example, vaccination data could be manipulated. And access is also easy for hackers.
For the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), which everyone expects to move forward quickly with a corona vaccination certificate, this is a bad story. After all, the boss herself is standing there. BAG director Anne Lévy will personally take part in the federal expert media conference on Wednesday. She has to ask herself critical questions – and hopefully informs about how the federal government wants to fix the vaccination record.
How is the test offensive going?
The experts are also likely to comment on testing at 2 p.m.: They had high hopes for the Federal Council’s major offensive. To better contain the pandemic, 40 percent of the population should be tested weekly, said Fosca Gattoni, deputy head of the therapeutic products law section at the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) last week.
Since then, little has changed in the Swiss people’s willingness to test – the curve for the number of people tested per day is only increasing slowly. One of the reasons for this is that self-tests are not yet approved for use at home. The FOPH expects these to come onto the Swiss market from the beginning of April.
Are we now definitely in the third wave?
Finally, questions about the third wave should also be clarified – after all, the number of hospitalizations is rising again. In Aargau, hospitals are already preparing for an emergency situation. There, the number of patients in the intensive care and monitoring wards is increasing again significantly. According to a report in the “Aargauer Zeitung”, over 80 percent of the intensive care beds in Aargau are currently occupied.
Find out here and live on Blick TV from 2 p.m. whether such a development could soon flourish throughout Switzerland. (dbn)
Published: March 24th, 2021, 47 minutes ago