“I ask politicians not to abandon hospital staff,” said Christian Karagiannidis, head of the German association for intensive care (ic) and emergency medicine. Rheinische Post.
The association is appealing to the government for a strict lockdown. According to Karagiannidis, that is the only way to prevent hospitals from being flooded now that Germany is in a third wave.
Karagiannidis called on the government to immediately stop all planned relaxation, such as the opening of non-essential shops and entertainment venues, in light of the rapidly increasing number of infections. Leaders of states with a relatively low infection rate, such as Saarland, want to ease up faster than the national government.
The Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM, today reported the highest seven-day infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants since mid-January, namely 124.9. A day earlier that was 119.1.
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