US News Health Minister Jens Spahn: "With some rules you ask yourself: Do they actually fit together?"

18:35  22 october  2020
18:35  22 october  2020 Source:   bunte.de

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In Germany, a new maximum value for detected new corona infections was reached within one day: According to information from the RKI on Thursday (October 22, 2020), the health authorities reported 11,287 new cases. The fear of a renewed shutdown of public and economic life is growing steadily. But Health Minister Jens Spahn (40) recently gave the all-clear. " I don't see a second lockdown, as it is always meant," , he explained in an interview on Jodel.

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Rather, we know today that there are no outbreaks in certain areas, for example in retail or at hairdressers, if the so-called AHA rule - distance, hygiene, everyday mask - is observed. Accordingly, these areas would not have to be closed again. A lockdown at the local or regional level cannot be ruled out in the case of a particularly large number of infections, as can be seen from the current example of Berchtesgaden.

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The Chancellor's appeal in the video is clear: "Stay at home!"

Corona vaccine at the beginning of 2021

The Minister of Health, who only tested positive for the virus on Wednesday (October 21) , also announced that a corona vaccine could be expected in the first months of 2021 . However, setbacks are always possible and it will take time for many people to be vaccinated.

Since it will also be a voluntary vaccination, Spahn appealed to the citizens: "When the time comes, please get vaccinated. The sooner we can get back to normal life." Corona self-tests are also being worked on at full speed. The CDU politician cannot promise whether these will be on the market before Christmas.

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Spahn understands the frustration of many Germans

Some measures and rules to contain the pandemic meet with incomprehension among the Germans. When asked by a user why the terminally ill grandmother shouldn't be visited, but football fans are allowed into the stadium, the 40-year-old replied: "In the end, it's also about protection. The elders in particular have by far the highest risk." But he understands that some rules do not match at first glance.

Also the fact that nurses who have a positive corona smear, but are symptom-free free, are bitter for many. The Minister of Health indicated that this was an absolute exception rule that would only come into force if the supply of certain areas could no longer be guaranteed. This would be the case, for example, if entire wards, practices or hospitals could no longer work due to positive testing or quarantine of contact persons.

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"We rather went the Swedish way!"

When it comes to the measures against the spread of the coronavirus, the Swedish approach in particular is seen as unique. Spahn also commented on the special path of the targeted herd immunity: "Sweden has definitely chosen its own path - also with many risks, especially for the elderly. With high death rates in the beginning for those in need of care, especially for the elderly. But the truth is also: We in Germany tended to go the Swedish rather than the Spanish way. "

Of course, Spahn continued, there were and still are restrictions. But compared to Spain, where the military was on the street and people were only allowed out for half an hour a day with a pass, "we were able to choose a significantly different route". Spahn emphasized that this was only possible because most Germans stuck to the rules and took care of each other. True to the motto: the more personal responsibility, the fewer government measures. This is also the way Sweden is betting. Spahn's thanks go all the more to those who stick to the rules: "We are not at the mercy of this virus, we can make a difference - and many of you do that every day. Thank you for that!"

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