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US News Ban on accommodation, curfew, mask requirement: Why the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants says little

16:15  14 october  2020
16:15  14 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.de

Mask requirement in the Bundestag: Parliament should remain functional

 Mask requirement in the Bundestag: Parliament should remain functional Video: Věra Jourová: "Actively defending the rule of law and democracy" (Euronews) Your browser does not support this video Why Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble has a mask requirement in Parliament, what that means - and where it has its limits. © Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble has ordered a mask in the Bundestag. From today on, objectors, grouches and slouchers have a harder time in the Bundestag.

European daily infections have been running at an average of almost 100 , 000 a day, forcing While France has ramped up intensive care capacity since the first wave, the number of people needing it Van Laethem said the country is currently the second-worst in Europe in terms of new coronavirus

The new measures come as as daily cases rose to a record of nearly 7,400 today, and after Holland long refused to make the wearing of masks compulsory. The Netherlands currently has the third highest rate of new infections per 100 , 000 people in Europe over the last 14 days, behind only the

The expectations were already screwed into the immeasurable beforehand: Today's meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) with the Prime Minister of the federal states is of "historical dimension" , said Chancellor Helge Braun on Tuesday. The top politicians meet in Berlin at 2 p.m. and then want to personally advise for the first time on how they can get the dramatically worsened corona situation under control again in the next few weeks.

The controversial ban on accommodation will also be at the center of the discussions. The heads of the Senate and State Chancelleries of the Prime Ministers decided last week that people from German corona risk areas may no longer be accommodated in hotels elsewhere if they do not have a negative corona test that is no more than 48 hours old when they arrive.

Corona: Germany experiences a new "everyday normality"

 Corona: Germany experiences a new More and more German cities are becoming corona hotspots, the security measures to contain the pandemic are being ramped up. Particularly controversial: accommodation bans for travelers from German risk areas. © Christoph Soeder / dpa / picture alliance subway in the capital Berlin: a hotspot within a hotspot? Most recently, Cologne, Stuttgart, Essen and Mainz reported exceeding the "hotspot" level of 50 registered new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

Yesterday 219, 000 swabs were processed but government data shows at least half of all people But announcing the launch of the trial, the body stated: 'The pilot will begin with a select number of Salford has a coronavirus infection rate of 301 cases in the last week per 100 , 000 people, according

Number of new infections per 100 000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (as of 09.10.2020) if the cumulative number of positive tests for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing the COVID-19 disease per 100 , 000 inhabitants for the past 14 days in said countries is greater than 25 and they arrive for

health experts and, in the meantime, also some prime ministers themselves, however, see the ban as disproportionate, as it has hardly any effect in the fight against the virus. And so the meeting of the federal and state governments should rather be about a fundamental question: What are actually still comprehensible and suitable instruments to contain the pandemic without a new lockdown?

A look at individual corona values ​​alone is not enough

It is important, according to experts such as Germany's top health insurance doctor Andreas Gassen, that the pandemic is viewed more comprehensively than before. In the past few weeks, politicians have actually reacted when a limit value has already been exceeded. Example: the incidence. This means the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

Further corona measures: These are the specific resolutions of the federal and state governments

 Further corona measures: These are the specific resolutions of the federal and state governments In the fight against the spread of the corona virus, the federal and state governments have agreed to stricter corona rules. These include fewer guests at celebrations and a curfew in hotspots, as the German Press Agency learned on Wednesday from participants in the deliberations of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Minister of the federal states in the Chancellery.

10pm pub curfews don't work. Slapping curfews on pubs has barely any effect on Covid-19, the Experts said their modelling finds home working 'would have a significant effect on transmission', bringing But it would have quite a substantial impact on the number of deaths and ICU admissions

Roughly 18, 000 new cases are being detected each day. The number of cases is 116 per 100 , 000 people and also rising. Mask -wearing has become ubiquitous, so there have been few outbreaks on transport, in shops, or at At one point there was a 21:00 curfew on restaurants in the capital, Seoul.

So the ban on accommodation applies to those districts in which the incidence is exceeded with over 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. The curfew for gastronomy - which the federal and state governments may want to extend to all of Germany today - only applies if the limit of 35 infections is exceeded.

spread more important than just the incidence

The focus would be more important, for example, on the so-called spread of infections, say experts in health authorities: In Berlin, for example, where for weeks party-hungry young people in discos and big weddings were blamed for the sharp increase in infections , in fact, only 20 percent of infections can be traced back to such organized events. 80 percent, on the other hand, are individual cases where a single person is infected from another person, for example in private circles.

But the Senate decided to further restrict events and also issued a ban on serving restaurants from 11 p.m. However, this should mean that human contacts are shifting even more into private space than before. But this is exactly what some experts are worried about: "Tracking the chains of infection in individual cases is much more difficult for the health authorities than in restaurants or events, where every guest has to register in advance," warns an official from Berlin.

Covid: in Germany, strategic cacophony around the curfew

 Covid: in Germany, strategic cacophony around the curfew © Provided by Le Point To clearly mark the gravity of the situation , Angela Merkel has released the big game. No videoconference this time. For the first time in months, the Chancellor insisted on everyone's physical presence and called the minister presidents of the German Länder to debate around the same table in Berlin. They therefore came from the four corners of the Germany to present to the Chancellor very different points of view.

Inhabitants Inhabitants on WN Network delivers the latest Videos and Editable pages for News & Events, including Entertainment, Music, Sports The USA, a country with 330 million inhabitants , has the highest number of infections in all countries In both countries, approximately 28 people per

She said at least one county in the New York area had seen a significant surge in cases over the weekend, and that officials were President Trump, at his coronavirus task force briefing, again said the number of coronavirus tests in the United States now exceeds that in other countries, wrongly

That means: Making political decisions based on the values ​​of individual pandemic indicators, as happened with the ban on accommodation, can not only be counterproductive, but also lead to people perceiving the rules as unjust and no longer abiding by them . "Everyone can see that new measures such as the ban on lodging are nonsense," criticized doctors' representatives Gassen at "Bild". Further: "This is how we gamble away the absolutely necessary acceptance for the measures that are still important."

A tough solution, which is the most effective and fairest, according to an official from a health authority in Berlin, would be to reintroduce general contact restrictions in autumn and winter. That would mean that only a certain number of people should meet in a room. In the spring, the upper limit was now ten people from two families. The number could even vary from state to state. But: unlike in the past, it should apply equally to private and public spaces, and not just for celebrations. And: The contact restriction should be enforced more consistently.

According to reports, such a proposal is actually on the table at the meeting in the Chancellery - along with many other proposals. Either way: In view of the experience of federalism over the past few months, it would certainly be a little bit historical if the federal states were to agree on uniform nationwide rules at all.

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Virus: Europe tightens its arsenal of restrictions, more than 10,000 dead in Germany .
© Provided by Le Point Several countries of Europe of the East impose new restrictions on Saturday in the wake of the rest of the continent, where the Covid-19 epidemic has now killed more than 10,000 people in Germany and has infected more than a million in France . The restrictions have also caused clashes in Italy , in Naples, between the police and hundreds of young people protesting against the curfew decreed Friday evening in the region of this city.

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