The corona numbers are rising again and concern is growing. "We should take the warning signal that comes from this summer wave very seriously," says Green health expert Dahmen. He warns against going into autumn unprepared and calls for action to be taken quickly.
The Greens health expert Janosch Dahmen urges the government coalition to deal with the infection protection rules for the fall as quickly as possible. "We should take the warning signal from this summer wave very seriously," Dahmen told the newspapers of the Funke media group against the background of the rapidly increasing number of infections.
"If we go into autumn unprepared, without a broad-based booster vaccination program and without a legal basis that makes effective measures such as compulsory masks indoors possible, then we have to fear that there could be many more deaths, especially in the very old age groups." , he warned.
The current regulations in the Infection Protection Act are limited to September 23 of this year. Dahmen urged to clarify as soon as possible what should apply afterwards. "It's not long until September 23," he continued. "We should therefore not lose any time and, with foresight, get involved in the parliamentary referral for a new, consistent infection protection law before the summer break." The central basis for the discussion should be the autumn-winter statement by the Traffic Light Expert Council. This has been available since last week.
The FDP, on the other hand, wants to wait for an evaluation of the measures taken so far, which should not come until the end of the month. Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann spoke out on ARD against a rapid tightening of the corona rules. "Nobody has to worry. We have all the instruments that are being talked about under current law." The FDP politician urged his coalition partners to be patient: "Of course we will talk about this report in July, that was never a point of contention. Then we will talk to the federal states. And then in September there will be an orderly legislative process on the consequences."
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence in the morning at 480.0. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 472.4 after 276.9 in the previous week. However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI - mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.
The health authorities in Germany recently reported 89,142 new corona infections and 73 deaths within one day to the RKI. In the previous week there were 77,636 new infections and 90 deaths. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, as more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week. The RKI has counted 27,096,571 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.