In Germany, the infections from Covid drop after the lockdown of the unvaccinated: “But now the Omicron wave arrives”

Cases of contagion in Germany have dropped steadily in recent days: but the Minister of Health has already anticipated a new wave due to the Omicron variant

After a crisis that has become very heavy in recent weeks – with intensive care overcharging in many Lander, the Luftwaffe in the field for move the sick in the least affected areas of the country, and the request to neighboring countries to offer availability in case it was necessary to move patients abroad – the Germany now seems to have returned to a less severe situation, as far as the Covid pandemic.

The data of the last few days, communicated by the Robert Koch Institut, speak of 45,659 new cases on 22 December (with 510 deaths), 44,927 on 23 December (with 425 deaths), 35,431 on 24 December (with 370 deaths), 22,214 at Christmas ( with 157 deaths), 10,100 cases in the 24 hours prior to today (with 88 deaths). Even taking into account that the number of infections, in this period of holidays, is underestimated (as happens in all countries), the data seem to draw a steadily downward trajectory compared to the more than 70 thousand cases touched at the beginning of December. Yet the health authorities continue to keep the alert very high: because the data could soon recover.

On the one hand, on current data weigh the effects of the measures
, harsh, decided by the German government in recent weeks. Angela Merkel’s last act as chancellor was to launch a lockdown of the unvaccinated, which in fact he fielded the 2G rule: non-vaccinated people have been prohibited from entering shops, cultural events and places of leisure such as cinemas, restaurants and theaters; those who were not immunized could only go shopping or go to the pharmacy. Also limited personal contacts for those not vaccinated.

Statements by the government’s health minister led by Olaf Scholz, however, they are anything but optimistic. The percentage of omicron cases will go up a LOT in the next few days, tweeted Karl Lauterbach, asking fellow citizens to be careful during the Christmas celebrations: even the vaccinated should swab. At the moment we haven’t seen the Omicron wave yet: but the situation will change very soon, within the first week of January.

The fear – according to the experts, also looking at the data of neighboring countries, from France to Italy, decidedly founded – that, while the Delta wave falls as a result of the measures implemented, the new wave of Omicron will arrive. Cases of Omicron were up 25% from the previous 24 hours on Wednesday.

For this reason, the German authorities – even in the face of declining numbers – are about to introduce new restrictions: starting with the closure of clubs and discos.

At present, 70 percent of Germans have received at least two doses of the vaccine, and 35 percent have also received the third dose.

In recent weeks, in Germany, there have been demonstrations against the anti-Covid restriction measures and against the vaccination law, currently scheduled for the beginning of 2022.

December 26, 2021 (change December 26, 2021 | 18:45)

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In Germany, the infections from Covid drop after the lockdown of the unvaccinated: “But now the Omicron wave arrives”

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