No vaccine until the fall of 2020: confusion to be an outdated strategy paper

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has made according to its own data on Wednesday accidentally using an older Version of a strategy paper online, which has since

No vaccine until the fall of 2020: confusion to be an outdated strategy paper

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has made according to its own data on Wednesday accidentally using an older Version of a strategy paper online, which has since been revised several times. The the Institute of the F. A. Z. In the mistakenly published Version confirmed, it was said that the RKI consider the use of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in the fall of 2020 is possible. This statement is not true, according to a spokesperson: "The RKI expects that a vaccine is already available in the autumn of 2020."

The paper, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon from the home page of RKI.With the revised Version of the paper was expected on Wednesday, said the spokeswoman. Whether the rest of the statements in the report are accurate, it was on Wednesday evening, according to the RKI, first of all, it is not clear.

In the outdated strategy paper with the title "The pandemic in Germany in the next few months," was warned that it would be at the current time is too dangerous to trust with vaccination beginning in the fall, the pandemic will be manageable, since uncertainties such as mutations or only a short Immunity could relativize the Benefits of vaccinations.

"In any case, it is essential that, without delay, a nationwide vaccination campaign for the time to prepare is an effective vaccine available," wrote the RKI experts. "Already viable concepts for the storage, distribution logistics, priority groups, or comprehensive Impfüberwachung be developed."

Overall, the RKI moved in the paper a "positive balance sheet for the handling of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic in Germany." The economic and social impact of the Corona-measures, however, have been far-reaching, therefore, it is important to prevent the further spread of the Virus, without the need for a long-range Lockdown is necessary. The risk of contagion needs to be further reduced, at-risk groups tested would have to, Ill be consistently isolated.

Currently exists "a legitimate concern" that due to the apparent calm of the past few weeks, the necessary attention to the disease had decreased. At the same time the risk of new outbreaks and a possible second wave of waxes. "Therefore, now must be the right impulses and goals are set, the counter", says the RKI-paper. The "risk-minimizing behavior" had developed in the population and is to be anchored.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 16:20

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