Status: 01/13/2022 1:39 a.m.
In France today, teachers want to protest en masse against corona management in schools with strikes. The German Hospital Society is calling for a mandatory vaccination to be introduced as soon as possible.
France: school strike against chaotic corona management
In France today, teachers want to protest en masse against corona management in schools with strikes. “The exhaustion and despair of the entire educational community has reached unprecedented levels,” said a joint statement by eleven trade unions. “The responsibility of the minister and the government in this chaotic situation is total because the fundamentals are constantly changing, the protocols are not working, and there is a lack of appropriate tools to ensure that schools can function properly.”
Moderna: Results of a vaccination study for children in March
The US manufacturer Moderna expects the results of its clinical study on the corona vaccine for children aged two to five years in March. If the data and discussions with the supervisory authority were positive, Moderna could then seek emergency approval for the vaccination, the company said.
The other manufacturers of an mRNA vaccine, Biontech and Pfizer, announced in mid-December that they expected to be able to apply for an emergency license “in the first half of 2022” for the age groups from six months to five years. Many US experts expect an emergency approval for a vaccine for infants aged two and over in the course of the first half of the year.
Union: Rapid tests in schools must be able to detect Omikron
In the Corona crisis, the Education and Science Union (GEW) insists that the rapid antigen tests used in schools must detect the Omikron variant. “Regular tests are necessary in schools and all other educational institutions from day care centers to universities,” said GEW boss Maike Finnern to the editorial network in Germany.
“Those responsible should provide rapid antigen tests that are able to detect the omicron variant,” she added. “The announced positive list of the Paul Ehrlich Institute with rapid tests that Omikron can detect early should serve as a benchmark for procurement.” Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has announced a “positive list” for rapid tests that Omikron can easily detect
Hospital society: rapid introduction of compulsory vaccinations
The German Hospital Society is calling for a mandatory vaccination to be introduced as soon as possible. “The process must now be stringent and quick,” says association boss Gerald Gaß of the Funke media group. “I think it is too late to be compulsory until autumn.” The topic should not be completely talked to death until broad agreement is no longer possible.
Palmer: 5000 euros fine for unvaccinated people brings 98 percent vaccination rate
The Green politician and Lord Mayor of Tübingen, Boris Palmer, relies on high fines when introducing a general vaccination requirement: “If people knew that it costs 5000 euros to be unvaccinated, then we would have a 98 percent vaccination rate,” said Palmer on ARD -Talk show “maischberger. the week“.
Palmer again called for a quick introduction of the general compulsory vaccination: “We keep discussing until it is too late. When the omicron wave is through, we no longer need the compulsory vaccination. We have to deliver results now.” The Green politician does not believe in the success of another vaccination campaign. “We have done everything, the arguments are all on the table. Now we hardly convince anyone to have a first vaccination. And that’s why I come to the conclusion: Because the quota is not enough, compulsory vaccination is the right answer.”