Montgomery finds further easing “absolutely irresponsible” policy

Chairwoman of the World Medical Association urgently warns of a significant increase –
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The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, speaks out clearly against further relaxation of the corona rules.


22.02.2021
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The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 according to the management report of the Robert Koch Institute on Sunday afternoon (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.

With a view to the seven-day incidence that has recently increased again, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, and the again high R value, Montgomery warned: “The incidence value shows where we are currently. The R value shows where we are going.

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A value well above 1.0 threatens exponential growth again – and that is exactly the case now. “The virus has reached a new level with its mutations. It is not only more contagious, but also probably leads to more severe disease processes.

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The health authorities in Germany last reported 4369 new corona infections to the RKI within one day, according to figures from Monday. On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The seven-day incidence was according to the information on Monday morning nationwide at 61.0 – and thus higher than the previous day (60.2).


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