Karl Lauterbach criticizes Jens Spahn: End of the Corona emergency “wrong signal”

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has spoken out in favor of phasing out the so-called “epidemic situation of national scope”. Karl Lauterbach criticizes the end of the Corona emergency as a “wrong signal”. (Archive image)

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Jens Spahn wants to let the epidemic situation in Germany run out. The German Hospital Society welcomes this step, criticism comes from Lauterbach.

Update from Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:02 a.m .: Jens Spahn’s opinion that the corona emergency in Germany should expire at the end of November meets with divided opinions. While the German Hospital Society welcomes the step of the health minister, the SPD health expert has Karl Lauterbach* expressed critically.

“That is the wrong signal. It sounds like FreedomDay by the minister. We need more success in vaccinating, falling incidence, protection of our children. Winter is underestimated as a Covid problem. If it is successful, the Bundestag can end the epidemic, ”writes Lauterbach Twitter. He also assumes that central measures to combat the coronavirus will continue to apply even if the “epidemic situation of national scope” is not extended.

Corona emergency in Germany should expire at the end of November: Lauterbach criticizes Spahn’s move

“No federal state would be so crazy, given the current number of cases, to forego access restrictions for closed rooms or to bury the mask requirement in buses and trains,” Lauterbach told the editorial network Germany (RND). The timing of Jens Spahn’s declaration that the epidemic situation in Germany would soon run out surprised Lauterbach: “We are in a situation in which the number of cases is increasing, vaccination progress is stagnating and significantly more cases can be expected in schools in the cold months are. Nobody currently knows exactly what to expect in the next four weeks, how high this wave will be. “

The epidemic situation in Germany is to be ended: the hospital society welcomes the decision

The German Hospital Association, however, welcomed the planned end of the pandemic situation on November 25th. “I can understand the step and do not consider that to be a problem,” said General Manager Gerald Gaß of the RND.

In view of the high vaccination rates, it should no longer be necessary for the federal government to adopt measures to combat the pandemic that go beyond the actual state competencies. Gaß emphasized: “I also no longer expect the same high numbers of Covid patients in the hospitals for autumn and winter as in the past.”

Corona emergency: Jens Spahn wants to end the “epidemic situation”

First report from Monday, October 18, 2021, 5:22 p.m .: Berlin – Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) has spoken out in favor of an expiry of the corona emergency. A ministry spokesman confirmed this on Monday (October 18, 2021). Accordingly, Spahn expressed himself with the Corona* Consultations with the health ministers of the federal states accordingly.

Since March 2020 Germany has been in the so-called “epidemic situation of national scope”. This expires on November 25, 2021. The “epidemic situation” gives federal and state governments the authority to issue ordinances on corona measures such as mask requirements, distance and contact restrictions or the procurement of vaccines. Health Minister Jens Spahn apparently does not want to extend the Corona emergency.

Corona emergency in Germany expires at the end of November

In July 2021 spoke up Jens Spahn against an end to the corona measures* the end. If a high vaccination rate is achieved, “we can see how we then deal with it,” said Spahn. Now the Robert Koch Institute classifies “the risk for vaccinated people as moderate”, so in view of the current vaccination rate, the epidemic situation could expire and end as a nationwide exception on November 25, 2021, according to a report by the Ministry of Health SPIEGEL is available.

“This will end a state of emergency that has existed since March 28, 2020 and therefore for almost 19 months,” said Spahn. At the end of August, the Bundestag extended the “epidemic situation of national importance” for a further three months. It expires automatically if it is not renewed by Parliament. According to Spahn, from today’s perspective, however, a normal condition will only be possible in the spring of next year, according to information from the picture. (sne / hg / dpa) * hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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