US News suspected Omikron Infection in Germany
cases with omikron variants are held in Europe
in Europe piling up the Corona cases with the new virus variant Omikron discovered for the first time in South Africa and put the continent in alert: after the first cases in Germany, the UK and Italy, the new mutant was the Saturday also reported in the Czech Republic. In Bavaria, the authorities confirmed two cases. In the Netherlands, 61 of around 600 passengers from South Africa were positively tested on Corona.
For a returnee from South Africa, the mutations of the Coronavirus typical Omikron were detected. Germany's National Science Academy demands instant contact restrictions nationwide.
The recent variant of the Coronavirus has achieved according to the Hessian state government "with very high probability" Germany.
The Hessian Social Minister Kai Klose tweeted: With a travel returner from South Africa, several mutations typical for the omikron variant were found. "So there is a highly limitation." The person had been domestically isolated. A final test result is still out, wrote Klose.
WHO: Genese obviously not protected from Omikron
The question will continue to explore, said the scientist. But first observations, however, that once infected by Omikron could once again collect Covid-19. But then the symptoms seemed often less difficult. According to the existing Corona vaccines, according to Gottberg, continue to protect against serious illnesses. © Provided by Berliner Zeitung The variant was first demonstrated in South Africa a week ago. It has 32 mutations compared to the previously common coronavirus.
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According to the Ministry in Wiesbaden, the fully vaccinated person traveled on 21 November Frankfurt Airport. In the course of the following week, she developed symptoms and let himself be tested. The first omikron variant (B.1.1.529) proven in southern Africa was classified by the. Because of unusually many mutations, this form of coronavirus could be even more infectious than the currently grassy delta variant.
The EU Health Department ECDC speaks of serious concern that the omikron variant significantly reduces the effectiveness of Corona vaccines and increase the risk of reinfections. However, what exact effects has the new variant is not yet fixed. Until there is clarity, it may take weeks according to WHO.
Fear of Omikron: So Corona Medicines
act after a positive Corona test simply throwing a tablet to prevent to land with heavy symptoms in the hospital - that sounds good. However, it is not so easy so far. The most developed pills against Covid-19 are Molnupiravir distributed by the US pharmaconzern MSD under the name Location Vrio, as well as paxlovide of the competitor Pfizer . These antiviral agents reduce the ability of the virus to reproduce themselves.
Video: Background: A vaccination duty throws many questions on (AFP)
Worldwide, dozens of countries have beaten alarm because of the new coronavirus variant. Numerous states decided on Friday, with extensiveand new quarantine regulations against an introduction from the south of Africa.
counter-taxes urgently needed
with this development also increases the discussion about stricter corona rules again. Professionals of the National Science Academy Leopoldina look at the tightened pandemiel for contact restrictions. You should apply at the beginning of the coming week.
The rapid spread of corona infections makes "immediate counter-tax urgent," it is said in an opinion. All measures would have to "temporarily apply to vaccinated and geneses, which must receive a refresh vaccination during this time". In addition, the Academy pleads for the introduction of a gradual vaccination.
Omikron brakes Africa travel from
with strict travel restrictions, Germany and many other states want to curb the spread of the coronavirus variant Omikron. The South Africa's government is indicated. © Alberto Pezzali / DPA / AP / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave with a view to the new variant of the Coronavirus discovered first in southern Africa have decided numerous states temporarily to initiate their travel traffic with the countries of the region or at least strict restrictions to subjugate.
The contact restrictions must apply in the private sector, indoors and in situations, "in which many people come together - for example in bars, clubs and events. Where personal contacts did not avoid being a" general mask mask - ideally with FFP2 masks - and a consistent enforcement of the 2G rules required.politician not in the picture?
The authors of the opinion give their great concern in the face of the current situation expression: "It is to be feared that parts of politics and the public do not capture the drama of the situation on their full extent," they write. "To do so, the coordinity of the publicly presented evaluations of facts and forecasts, a certain habituation effect and probably also contributed to many 'merely' 'face' the death victim and the long-term damaged by Covid-19.
the Leopoldina in Halle at the Saale in Saxony-Anhalt is a scientific medical academy with more than 350 years old tradition. As a national academy of science, it has the task of scientifically processing promising future issues such as environment and energy in full independence and advise both politics and society.
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Saarland leads 2G-plus mandatory and contact restrictions for unvaccinated .
because of the Coronalage, Saarland will soon put far-reaching 2G-Plus regulations and sensitive contact restrictions for unvaccinated. As Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) announced on Monday in the state parliament, among other things, vaccinated and geneses must provide a coronate test in the visit of the interior of the gastronomy, in the interior of the interior and with chasers services in the future. The regulation should follow through the course of the week.