Germany, especially the southern and eastern regions, It is being hit by a new wave of infections, which experts and politicians attribute to one of the lowest vaccination rates (68%) in Western Europe.
Faced with the resurgence of the virus, which has killed more than 99,000 people in the country since its appearance, the outgoing Foreign Minister and her likely successor, Olaf Scholz, already decided last week tighten restrictions for unvaccinated people.
Residents of the districts that have not been vaccinated will not be able to leave their homes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they have authorization for work reasons or a medical emergency, authorities said.
Coronavirus cases soared in Germany in recent weeks, after vaccination stalled at around 67% of the population, in a re-outbreak – or “fourth wave” – that authorities have defined as a “non-pandemic. vaccinated “.
Last week, the country exceeded 60,000 infections in one day for the first time, with more than 65,000, days after having exceeded, also for the first time, 50,000 in a single day.
In many hospitals, beds for patients with coronavirus and other diseases are already becoming scarce, and Merkel warned of a “dramatic situation.”
When could a new wave arrive in Argentina?
Vaccines applied more than six months ago, little or no inoculation to children and adolescents, abandonment of all care and the cold, are some of the keys to understanding the fourth wave of coronavirus in European countries.
The current situation in Argentina is different and specialists encouraged to continue with pediatric vaccination, third doses and boosters, in addition to supporting the use of chinstraps and ventilation, to face the arrival of the patient. autumn, when the fourth wave could impact our continent.
Unlike our country, in In Germany there is a good portion of society without being vaccinated, especially children and adolescents, and care in schools has been abandoned, courses have stopped being isolated when someone tests positive.
In addition, the effectiveness of the vaccines declined because those who were vaccinated more than six months ago, so it is important to give the third dose. Another issue is that it is going through the cold, which always pushes people inside and increases the risk of contagion.
European countries have as much progress in adolescent vaccination as ours, but almost none (or none) advanced with girls and boys, which prevents the rapid spread seen in the unvaccinated population.
The The objective between now and winter would be to vaccinate as many people as possible with a complete schedule, to apply the third doses and the booster dose before the cold arrives, and to maintain the care.
In that sense, the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, said this week that “It is necessary to prepare strongly to arrive in the autumn with the entire population with two doses and the reinforcement in the elderly and at risk” and he stressed that Argentina is advancing “a lot in the world ranking”, when referring to the vaccination campaign against Covid-19.
“The concept of completing the vaccination schedule and doing the reinforcement is very important, because we are seeing in the northern hemisphere the pandemic of the unvaccinated, or as in Israel it is clearly seen that those who have three doses have a lower incidence of cases, of hospitalization and death. That is why we must prepare strongly for the fall with the entire population vaccinated with two doses and boostersyes, “Vizzotti pointed out.