Schwerin (dpa/mv) - The Barmer health insurance company has checked the effectiveness of the corona protection measures in nursing homes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and is presenting the results today in Schwerin. Care facility residents received special care during the pandemic. Access restrictions, vaccination and the obligation to wear masks should offer protection against infection to seniors who are often at risk due to previous illnesses. Infection rates were recorded among residents and staff in the homes as well as among those in need of care who were not receiving inpatient care.
In addition to Barmer country manager Henning Kutzbach, Minister of Health Stefanie Drese will also take part in the presentation of the care report. The SPD politician is considered an advocate of a tougher Corona course. She also justified the maintenance of the protective measures with the need to protect vulnerable older and sick people in particular. She had therefore also endorsed the controversial and now abolished vaccination requirement for nursing staff.