After the vaccination requirement failed: Experts fear new corona restrictions in the fall – politics

The Secretary General of the German Immunological Society, Carsten Watzl, explained in the newspaper: “The worst that could happen was no agreement at all.” Considerations for a new attempt at compulsory vaccination would come too late. “A vaccination that would only be decided in the fall would hardly have an acute effect on the upcoming wave, and you would have to take other countermeasures.”

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach sees the need for stronger protective measures for the fall. With the current rules of the Infection Protection Act, one will certainly not make ends meet, said the SPD politician with a view to the expected higher number of infections. In view of the vaccination gaps that still exist, one cannot go into autumn without a mask requirement. Lauterbach pointed out that the law had to be addressed anyway because it expired on September 23. “The scope for easing has been completely used up.”

The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, stated in the same newspaper: “Germany will be in a bad position for next fall.” If many more people don’t get vaccinated, “we’ll be talking and arguing about lockdown and contact restrictions again next fall and winter.”

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