Corona in Germany: Drosten worries about mutants – for people around 50 it will be “tricky”


The new date for the vaccination summit has been set. In his podcast, Christian Drosten looks at the rather bad corona situation in Germany.

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+++ 17:37: The virologist Christian Drosten said in his NDR-Podcast „Coronavirus-Update“that first noted in the UK Crown-Mutant B.1.1.7 now make up three quarters of the positive cases. In view of the currently rather poor epidemiological situation in Germany and nothing good for the expected development of the pandemic: “We will be shortly after Easter have a situation like around Christmas, ”says Drosten.

Given the beginning third corona wave in Germany, Drosten regrets the current vaccination ban Astrazeneca vaccinations. Because of the mutant, the situation will become “drastically more difficult” in the further course and, in particular, for people over 50 years of age who are still largely unvaccinated, it could become “dangerous”.

Corona in Germany: Drosten with a gloomy forecast for Easter

Drosten moved with a view to several studies on the Variant B.1.1.7 the balance that that Coronavirus has become both more transmissible and more dangerous. “And that is not good news, especially in these times and in this current news situation,” said the Virology.

The virologist Christian Drosten predicts a gloomy prospect for Easter in his podcast. The virologist is particularly concerned about the spread of the corona mutants. (Archive image)

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Also to the accumulation of the rare ones Thrombosis in which Astrazeneca vaccine within a short time expressed itself Drosten. Of course you have to take that seriously and “look at” it. The search for causes is crucial. However, since he lacked background information, he did not want to evaluate the decision.

Corona in Germany: Virologist Drosten with interesting speculation

He gave a guess Virology but still off. It could also be a statistical problem. Because in Germany only be people under the age of 65 with Astrazeneca was vaccinated because the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) had not given a recommendation for the elderly. In England, on the other hand, it was preferred to vaccinate older people. And despite a higher number of vaccinations, they don’t have one there Thrombosis– Accumulation observed.

In addition, Drosten referred to the probably high proportion of women in the medical and nursing staff in Germany Astrazeneca was vaccinated. Women are generally more likely to suffer from thrombosis. “Could it be that that colors the statistics?” Drosten.

Corona in Germany: lockdown extension? Country leaders question easing

+++ 4:21 pm: “It doesn’t work.” Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) holds the decision made at the latest federal-state conference Relaxations for failed. He referred to the growing number again Corona infections. “Now we have to try to recapture the matter and come to terms with the situation,” said Kretschmer on Wednesday (February 17th, 2021) in a video conference with local politicians from the Ore Mountains.

Even small changes in the behavior of the population would immediately change for another Infection process worry, said the CDU politician according to the German Press Agency (dpa). You are currently walking on very thin ice and could break in with every step. “The only reason we haven’t drowned is because we’re still close enough to the edge. But we will not be able to cross the pond. “

Will the lockdown be extended? Some country leaders are skeptical of the easing and do not want any further openings. (Symbol image)

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Corona in Germany: Prime Minister questions easing

Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) has also increased because of Infection numbers the others planned for next Monday Relaxations of the Corona requirements questioned. “Of course, now with the situation, I will think twice about whether I will make more openings on Monday,” said the green head of government on Tuesday evening in the ZDF broadcast Markus Lanz. He is considering suspending further opening and on Monday with the other Prime Minister and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) to discuss “what we can risk”.

The new date for the vaccination summit for Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state prime ministers has been set. (Archive photo)

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Corona in Germany: New date for the vaccination summit is set – advice on vaccination strategy

+++ 11.49 a.m .: The new date for the Vaccination Summit with Chancellor Angela Merkel is certain. The federal and state governments want loud Business Insider now on tomorrow Thursday (18.03.2021) advise about the vaccinations. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) advises on the same day, among other things, on the further use of the AstrazenecaVaccine.

Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states want after the vote of the EMA about the further Vaccination strategy to advise. The telephone switch should take place from 4 p.m. During the deliberations, the focus should be on when and to what extent Doctor’s offices should vaccinate in the future.

Corona in Germany: SPD insists on independent investigators in CDU mask affair

Update from Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, 9:52 a.m .: To the so-called “Mask affair“To enlighten the CDU MPs, the SPD is now calling for an independent investigator. As Carsten Schneider, Parliamentary Managing Director of the SPD parliamentary group, in ARD morning magazine said the one should have a “clean process” of the enlightenment enable.

Schneider also emphasized that the proposal by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to disclose all contacts of the MPs concerned is not enough. The CDU must, according to the SPD MP, have a self-interest in complete clarification, otherwise “a new story will come out every day”. In addition, it needs more transparency.

Corona in Germany: is the lockdown extension coming? – Merkel’s vaccination summit postponed

+++ 12.29 p.m .: Step four im Opening plan of Lockdowns should come into effect on March 28th, 2021. The federal and state governments want to do this Corona summit debate again on Monday (March 22nd, 2021). It would be possible that the lockdown is extended and Relaxations then would be off the table. Reported about it Business Insider.

The slow advancement of the Vaccination strategy and the increasing case numbers could now for one extended lockdown to care. Step four should actually enable the federal states or regions with an incidence value of below 50 to Gastronomy to open in the outdoor area – cultural institutions such as theaters, concerts, opera houses and cinemas would have been affected by the openings.

Even with one Incidence value between 50 and 100 there should be possibilities for according to the plan openings given. However, this would have Relaxations Only valid if customers or guests have one had a negative corona test or made an appointment in advance.

Are there no easing? That could be decided at the federal-state summit on Monday (March 22nd, 2021). The reason is the increasing number of corona cases in Germany. (Archive image)

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Corona in Germany: After the Astrazeneca stop, vaccination summit is postponed

First report from Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10.13 a.m .: Kassel – So now after all: After the Minister of Health Jens Spahn has criticized the vaccination bans in some EU countries for days, yesterday was also a stop of the Corona vaccinations With Astrazeneca in Germany arranged.

Only the corona vaccinations with the vaccine were stopped by Astrazeneca. The background to this are reports of severe side effects. It had a direct impact, because some vaccination appointments were canceled as a result. It has now been announced that the one scheduled for Wednesday (March 17th, 2021) Vaccination Summit With Angela Merkel was moved.

Corona in Germany: EU countries stop vaccinating with Astrazeneca

Various other EU countries had previously had this Vaccinate with the active ingredient of Astrazeneca set. Among them were too Norway, Italy and Austria. In individual cases it is after Corona vaccination cerebral vein thrombosis occurred with the vaccine from the British-Swedish manufacturer, which is why this has now also been Germany stopped. There is currently also a suspicion that the Astrazeneca corona vaccine could cause other side effects such as bleeding.

For tomorrow Wednesday (March 17th, 2021) would be next Crown-Impfgipfel had been planned. The federal and state governments wanted to discuss the vaccination strategy there. Today, Tuesday (March 16, 2021) it was announced that this summit will be postponed. According to a government spokesman, it should only be the decision of the European Medicines Agency EMA regarding the corona vaccine from Astrazeneca be awaited. This is only expected on Thursday (March 18, 2021).

After the stop of the corona vaccinations with Astrazeneca, the vaccination summit with Angela Merkel was postponed on Tuesday (March 16, 2021) – the further vaccination strategy should actually be discussed there. (Symbolic image)

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Corona vaccination in Germany: The role of general practitioners should be addressed

In terms of content, it should primarily be about the administration of the Corona vaccinations walk. Especially the integration of Family doctors would have been a point to be clarified here.

Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) had criticized the actions of the other EU countries up to the last. It was only on Friday (March 12th, 2021) that Spahn argued that there were no noticeable accumulations of thromboses in connection with the Astrazeneca vaccine and defended further vaccination in Germany.

Corona vaccination in Germany: European Medicines Agency indicates side effects

Also on Friday had the European Medicines Agency (EMA) an assessment of the Corona vaccination from Astrazeneca released. According to this, the vaccination could be severe allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis) and trigger hypersensitivity reactions, as the Tagesschau reported. In Great Britain According to this report, 41 possible cases have already occurred. This number occurred in 5 million people who had been vaccinated.

However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) also points out that such reactions also occur in others Vaccinations are not uncommon. Also on the package insert of the vaccination It is advised to keep vaccinated persons under observation for 15 minutes in case of allergic reactions. (Lucas Maier)

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