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The Robert Koch Institute has reported 7,556 new infections in Germany. That’s about 500 fewer cases than on Wednesday a week ago. The infection rate for seven days decreases from 59 to 57. The value indicates the number of people infected with the Coronavirus per 100,000 population in the past seven days.
The goal of the federal and state governments is a value below 50 in order to exempt the health system, from a constant value of less than 35 possible lock slots.
According to RKI, 560 more people have died in connection with the virus. This increased the number of deaths to 66,164 within 24 hours. In total, more than 2.35 million infections have been confirmed in Germany so far.
Japan begins its first vaccinations
6.12 amLess than six months before the Olympics scheduled for Like And after a long time other countries now too Japan He started the first vaccinations against Corona virus. 40,000 healthcare workers are said to be the first to use the US company’s vaccine during the vaccination campaign that began on Wednesday Pfizer And its German partner Biontech. Of these, 20,000 doctors and nurses agreed to participate in a study of potential side effects.
3.7 million healthcare workers are expected to receive the last vaccinations in March. From April onwards, it will be the turn of around 36 million citizens over the age of 65.
Next come people with previous illnesses, in addition to the workers in nursing homes. Only then should the remaining population of 127 million come. The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has come under fire for managing the crises in the Coronavirus pandemic. Japan wants to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, but doubts are mounting whether this plan can really be sustained.
The British Corona variant according to the World Health Organization is already in 94 countries
05.41 am: First in Great Britain According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a particularly infectious type of coronavirus has now been detected in 94 countries.
From South Africa The type of virus that originated from the virus has already spread to 46 countries, at first Brazil And the Japan Discover mutant there are 21 countries. However, it can be assumed that variants such as the British mutant B.1.1.7 have spread further unnoticed, as not every infection was detected and recorded accordingly.
The British mutation, which, according to conservative estimates, is a third of the contagion more than the original virus, is of particular concern. Higher portability is also assumed for other variants such as South Africa, but exact data is not yet available.
France is moving Regional elections Because of the Corona crisis
05.23 am: Regional elections in France It was postponed for three months until mid-June due to the Corona pandemic. Parliament approved a similar bill on Tuesday. The main reason for this is fears that the Coronavirus will spread rapidly among crowds in front of and in front of polling stations.
Elections in France are rarely postponed. But due to the Corona crisis, the second round of local elections has already been postponed to June in Spring 2020. In the regional elections, among other things, the regional councils will be newly appointed.
The Brazilian Minister of Environment was infected with the Corona virus
4.10 am: Another cabinet member, Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, has tested positive for coronavirus. This was reported by Brazilian media, citing the Brasilia Ministry of Environment. Sallis has a high temperature and will remain in isolation, but he is fine. Salis is said to be the fifteenth member of the first level of government to be infected with the Coronavirus. This also includes the president Jair Bolsonaro (In July) and Vice President Hamilton Murrow (in December). Bolsonaro initially downplayed the coronavirus and is now wondering what vaccines do.
To date, it has been found that more than 9.9 million people in the largest country in Latin America have contracted the Coronavirus – just in United States of America And in If The numbers are even higher. Additionally, nearly 241,000 patients have died in Brazil in connection with Covid-19. Brazil has a population of 210 million and a size of 24 times Germany.
Incorporation, endowment Protect patients from check in vaccines
1:45 am: The board of directors of the German Foundation for Patient Protection, Eugene Brisch, rejected the option to choose vaccines against the Corona virus. All vaccines have undergone a regular approval process and have been very effective, says Brisch from the Rheinische Post published in Dusseldorf. In the coming months, not enough vaccines are expected. That is why priorities must be set. As long as this was the case, Berich said, there could be no choice.
Manufacturer vaccine AstraZeneca Berich defended against reservations. “As with any other serum, reactions can occur.” This is just as much in Biontech / Pfizer as with Modern The Case AstraZeneca. “At the same time, vaccines protect against dangerous diseases,” Berish said. Due to insufficient data from the manufacturer Astrazeneca for those over the age of 65, the federal health minister made the correct decision not to initially offer the vaccine for this age group.
Virologist Drosten recommends a quick vaccination
1 am: Virus World Christian Drosten AstraZeneca’s much-discussed coronavirus vaccine is currently an important tool in the fight against the epidemic. There is no reason not to work with the British-Swedish manufacturer in Germany, said the virologist at Charité in the “Coronavirus Update” podcast on the “NDR-Info” program. When he looks at the public discussion about this vaccine, he gets the impression that much has been misunderstood.
“We have to do everything we can to get vaccinated as quickly as possible,” says Drosten. “The vaccinations we have are very good compared to what you might expect. There is always a fly in the ointment somewhere and some people look at it with a magnifying glass.” You shouldn’t do that. It is important for vaccines to reduce the risk of serious diseases.
It was recently announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine, in a variant initially discovered in South Africa, is less likely to protect against mild and acute courses of Covid-19. However, Drosten sees some limitations in the study. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to recommend the use of the vaccine.
For Germany, a virologist considers the variant from Great Britain (B.1.1.7) particularly suitable, he explains. Their share is increasing in this country, as it is in other countries. New data is expected from the Robert Koch Institute this week. According to a study, B.1.1.7 does not imply any defect in the protective effect of the Astrazeneca vaccine, according to Drosten.