The corona numbers are rising rapidly not only in Austria, but also in Germany. On Monday, the German health minister spoke about the situation in Germany at a press conference on Monday. For him, a vaccination requirement, as it will be introduced in Austria from 2022, is an issue for the time being. The primary goal is to break the fourth wave. This cannot be guaranteed by any mandatory vaccination. However, the German health minister emphasized the importance of the vaccination and did not save with drastic words: “Pretty much everyone will be vaccinated, recovered or died this winter,” said Spahn on Monday.
This scenario is very likely due to the highly contagious delta variant. That is why Spahn urgently recommends a vaccination. With BioNTech and Moderna, two “very good mRNA vaccines” are currently available in Germany. The approval for the vaccination for children in Germany should take place this week, emphasized Spahn. But not only in Germany and Austria, but also in France, the numbers are rising steeply. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal even spoke at a press conference on Sunday of a “fifth wave that started at lightning speed.”