8:50 a.m .: Span promotes “hope with caution” in epidemics
Federal Health Minister Jens Spann (CDU) has called on people to “be cautious and optimistic” in the face of declining corona infections in Germany. The third wave was “broken, but not yet down,” Spaan told Deutschland today: “Hope must not become arrogant.” The minister said one-third of Germans are currently vaccinated. The vaccination rate is increasing and the incidence is declining. “If we could be together until the end of June, it would be a good summer,” Span said. He thinks it is possible for children between the ages of 12 and 18 in Germany to be vaccinated at the end of the summer holidays. But it depends primarily on the approval of vaccines for adolescents
However, even though 40 percent of the population has been vaccinated, there may still be waves. It is important that every available vaccine be used as soon as possible, the CDU politician stressed. He asked that anyone over the age of 60 who has the opportunity to be vaccinated with AstroZeneca or Johnson & Johnson accept it. Vaccines are very effective and very safe for this age group. Spaan announced Monday that Johnson & Johnson will take the vaccine out of priority to keep the vaccine rate high. The vaccine from the United States is said to be primarily injected into Germany by people over 60 years of age.
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