Le ministre de la santé allemand, Karl Lauterbach, a mis en garde son pays face au nouveau variant Omicron.

Germany should prepare for a “huge wave” of the Omicron variant

Germany, already affected by a major rebound in coronavirus infections, should prepare for news “mysterious huge“It is linked to the rapid spread of the omicron variant,” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said Friday.We must prepare for a challenge that we have not yet experienced in this form; Even a smoother course (about illness, editor’s note) won’t make a difference (…)’,” the minister announced during a press conference held in Hanover. It is still difficult to assess the severity of the new form, but even if the infection is less severe, this “Perhaps keeping the number of deaths down for 2-3 weeks, while the growth in the number of cases would have already taken away this advantage“The minister stressed who is thus a judge.”inevitableDifficult times ahead.

Germany has been affected since the beginning of autumn by the insidious resumption of the epidemic associated with the delta formula. The number of new cases has decreased slightly since many restrictions returned to daily life, but the level of contamination remains high. The number of new cases over a 24-hour period topped 50,000 on Friday, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI). This number is not dropping sharply and fast enough, given the heavy burden that remains on the intensive care units and the upcoming Omicron wave, lamented RKI, which rules “The current development is still very worrying“. So the restrictions must be maintained, or even intensified, says the RKI. The full vaccination rate in Germany, which is still considered insufficient, this week reached the threshold of 70% of the total population.

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