New corona vaccination: Lauterbach advises an update    “The wave of the summer crown has come true”    RND

New corona vaccination: Lauterbach advises an update “The wave of the summer crown has come true” RND

Lauterbach advises booster shots: “Summer Corona wave has come true”

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the national seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning is nearly double that of last week. According to the Federal Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbach (SPD), this shows that the summer effect of the pandemic will fail this year.

Berlin. In view of the growing number of corona infections, Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has advised the elderly and people with previous illnesses to get a booster vaccine. “Unfortunately, the announced summer wave has come true. This also means little relaxation in the coming weeks,” Lauterbach said of the “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday). The previously observed summer effect in the pandemic has failed this time. The reason for this is, among other things, that the virus variant currently in circulation is very easily transferable. In addition, almost all precautionary measures have expired, Lauterbach explained to the newspaper.

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Seven-day incidence increases

“Therefore, I strongly recommend that the elderly and those who have already been sick be vaccinated again.” This does not necessarily prevent an infection, but it does prevent serious illness.

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According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the national seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning was 472.4, nearly double that of a week ago. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 447.3 (previous week: 238.1; previous month: 452.4).

Preparations for autumn

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have assumed for some time that there will be a large number of cases unrecorded by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people get a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, delays in records or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

Virchowbund president Dirk Heinrich also called for vaccination – particularly for those who do not yet have vaccine protection. “Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated should be vaccinated now to avoid serious illness,” Heinrich told the Rheinische Post. The Virchowbund is an association representing the interests of general practitioners. Heinrich also highlighted that the elderly or people who belong to a risk group should receive a booster vaccine. He urged politicians to make preparations for the fall.

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