National pressure for Corona’s new legal base in the fall

BERLIN There is increasing pressure from the Länder on the federal government to quickly lay down the legal basis for further protection requirements in the event of a new corona wave in the fall. Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia have called for an amendment to the Infection Protection Act ahead of the summer break, … Read more

Economics: BA.5 and Rising Morbidity

BERLIN Why are the numbers rising again? Numbers rising despite mild temperatures – the country’s seven-day incidence jumped to 447.3 on Tuesday from 331.8 the day before – experts say it has several reasons. On the one hand, there is the subtype BA.5 omicron, which has recently been steadily increasing in Germany. “The BA.5 sub-option … Read more

Economics: Monkey Pox: Three Cases in Germany

BERLIN On Saturday, the Senate Department of Health in Berlin reported two cases of a rare infection in the capital. It is not yet known which of the two known variants of the virus has infected those affected. Appropriate genetic analysis is ongoing. He said the patients’ condition was stable. The first case of monkey … Read more

Economics: ROUNDUP 2 / Federal Constitutional Court: Nursing vaccinations are legal

KARLSRUHE / BERLIN The compulsory corona vaccination of nursing and medical personnel is legal. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has dismissed a constitutional complaint against so-called facility-related compulsory vaccination. Politicians such as Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) welcomed the decision on Thursday. Patient advocates, however, expressed doubts as to whether a requirement for … Read more