Jens Georg Spahn, Germany’s Health Minister, called 5th November for coronavirus vaccine booster doses for anyone who was fully immunized at least 6-months before, as the country experiences the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. Spahn said that the fourth COVID-19 wave isn’t only there in Germany, but it has been in the Federal Republic for a long time, and is gaining strength, and has clearly accelerated.
While talking to the media following a two-day summit in Bavaria with health ministers from sixteen German states, Mr. Spahn said Germany’s coronavirus situation is entering a very challenging time period, as Wieler’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported more than 37120 new daily infections on Friday, 3000 more than Thursday’s.
The health minister said that some German state leaders have cautioned the nation might need another lock-down if immediate action isn’t taken. The WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said Thursday that the recent surge in Germany is a part of an increase in coronavirus infections and fatalities in Europe that have made the region the “new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,” accounting for fifty-nine percent of all cases worldwide.
At a regular press conference from Copenhagen, Kluge said the current transmission pace across the 53 countries of Europe is of perilous. He stated new infections are approaching peak levels, with the highly contagious Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 driving the COVID-19 surge.
How Many Germans Are Fully Vaccinated?
The Robert Koch Institute described on Thursday the current development as worrisome and raised its risk analysis for the uninoculated population from “high to very high.” Moreover, the report said the condition has altered for the inoculated people. For the fully immunized, the risk is analyzed as moderate but rising amid rising infection rates.
Nearly 67 percent of Germans have been fully vaccinated against the lethal virus, while a third are either uninoculated or partially immunized.
At a regular COVID briefing at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General WHO, and other experts discussed the rises in the European region, where infections have increased 55 percent in the past month, in spite of an adequate supply of jabs.
Furthermore, Tedros said that that shouldn’t be happening. They’ve all the tools to curb COVID spreading and save lives, and they continue to call on all nations to use those measures.
Furthermore, the World Health Organization head described the fact that the low-income countries have got only 0.4 percent of the world’s jabs. He stated those countries rely almost exclusively on COVID-19 jabs distributed through the WHO-backed COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, COVAX.