Spahn: More than a million vaccinations in one day for the first time | Free press

Berlin (dpa) – The corona vaccinations in Germany are progressing further. Yesterday, for the first time, there were more than a million vaccinations in one day, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) said.

At the same time, more than one percent of the population was vaccinated for the first time in one day. In total, more than a quarter of all German citizens – namely 25.9 percent – have received at least one first injection. 7.5 percent already have full protection with a second vaccination.

Yesterday, the medical practices had 730,000 vaccinations and the countries’ regional vaccination centers 360,000 vaccinations, Spahn said. That shows how much speed you gain, even if that is not enough for a basic immunity of the entire population.

There is still a lot to be done with vaccination, said the chairman of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler. About two-thirds of people over 80 years old are vaccinated and about 30 percent of people over 70 years old. “There is still a way to go.”

Meanwhile, votes in the grand coalition are ringing in favor of a faster decision on the rights of those vaccinated than the federal government intends.

SPD legal politician Johannes Fechner and Deputy Thorsten Frei (CDU) of the Parliamentary Group of the Union are arguing for a timetable that allows for a final discussion in the Federal Council well before the previously scheduled regular meeting on May 28.

The RI) assumes that, after a full corona vaccination, transmission of the virus cannot be completely ruled out, but it is very unlikely. Politicians largely agree that some of the existing restrictions on fully vaccinated people will no longer be justified. There is disagreement as to the extent and speed with which this will be regulated.

Federal Council President Reiner Haseloff (CDU) also put into play yesterday that the corresponding federal ordinance should be sealed in the coming week with the meeting of the regional chamber on May 7. So far, the federal government has planned that the cabinet will not get the plans off the ground until next Wednesday. However, she wants to reach an agreement with the Bundestag and the federal states before the cabinet is discussed, a spokesman said. In the case of Bundestag requirements, this should avoid back and forth and save time.

Fechner, the SPD group’s legal policy spokesman, told the Bild newspaper: “The federal government should write the ordinance over the weekend and make a decision in the cabinet at the beginning of the week. committees can vote on Wednesday, Thursday the Bundestag and Friday (7 May) the Bundesrat. “

Union faction vice Frei also demanded more speed, though not as much as Fechner. “The regulations for this need to be well formulated and coordinated, and this time is needed,” he told the paper. However, a special meeting of the Federal Council is possible. This may be necessary if the regional chamber has to decide between its regular meetings on May 7-28.

Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP), Bundestag vice president, told the newspaper, “The fact that those vaccinated and recovered have to wait nearly five weeks for federal ordinance is inconsistent with our constitutional order.”

SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz just wants virological arguments to hold. “We should not be guided in this matter by alleged judicial debates, but should consider the question solely from a medical point of view,” he told the editorial network Germany. The question is whether a curfew for citizens who pose no risk is virologically meaningful. “I don’t think so. And then it can no longer be legally justified.”

According to the parliamentary secretary of the left, Jan Korte, the contact restrictions for vaccinated persons must also be relaxed. In a newspaper available for the German news agency, he suggests that those who have been fully vaccinated – like the children who belong to the household – should not be counted in the number of people allowed during private gatherings indoors and outdoors, even if it is Private household. .

Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left), on the other hand, thinks the debate is premature. “If everyone has gotten a vaccination offer, then you have to talk about the rights of vaccinated people,” he told the RND. Then restrictions are no longer appropriate. “Since the vaccination protection is valid for a minimum of six months and 14 days after the second vaccination, we also need clarity at that point as to whether we will be retested or re-vaccinated from the 7th month.” Before that, this debate just drives people crazy.

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