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In Germany, more than 40 percent of the population has so far been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. However, according to experts, this is not sufficient as a basis for eliminating the mask requirement.

Berlin (dpa) — Intensive care physicians are asking that the mask requirement be met until 85 percent of adults have been vaccinated.

“As long as an 85 percent vaccination rate among adults is not achieved, we must refrain from further easing and adhere to the mask requirement,” the chairman of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine, Gernot Marx, told the editorial network. Germany. Otherwise, there is a risk of a “fourth wave” in the fall.

Continue testing and comply with hygiene rules

The intensive care doctor referred to concerns about the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which now also predominates in Germany. Marx said, “We won’t be able to declare the pandemic over until we have an 85 percent vaccination rate among those over 18.” Until then, you have to keep testing a lot, follow contamination chains and comply with hygiene rules. This includes “at least the wearing of surgical masks in all indoor spaces”, including in schools.

In Germany, more than 40 percent of the population has now been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. Nearly 58 percent received at least one injection.

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