Updated December 28, 2020, 8:07 a.m.
- 08:06 am: After the breakdown, vaccinations against Corona are now also starting in Upper Franconia
- 07:37 am: South Africa exceeds one million mark in corona cases
- 06:22 am: More vaccine doses – leftists want to force license transfer from Biontech
- 05:21 am: 348 new corona deaths in Germany
- 03:50 am: Spahn against special rights for vaccinated people
Top news: More vaccine doses – leftists want to force license transfer
Vaccinations have been taking place in Germany since Sunday. However, according to many politicians from different parties, the number of vaccination doses is not sufficient.
In order to speed up production, the Left suggests that Biontech passes on the license for the vaccine – so could too other pharmaceutical companies produce the vaccine and so larger quantities would be available more quickly.
Left health politician Achim Kessler told the “Spiegel”: “The health minister can under the First Civil Protection Act Force companies, other companies one To grant license to reproduce“The federal government must now do this quickly.” If the federal government does not exhaust all legal possibilities, it endangers countless human lives. “
The pharmaceutical industry contradicted the allegation that production of the corona vaccine is starting too slowly. “We are seeing the first corona vaccinations in Germany six days after approval, and we will be in the January significantly more vaccinations because more and more of the quantities ordered by the state are being delivered, “said the President of the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (vfa), Han Steutel, of the” Augsburger Allgemeine “. He pointed out that production capacity everywhere in Germany for the Corona vaccine ramped up will. “And every other manufacturer that receives approval will also be quickly on the market with pre-produced batches.”
The other corona reports of the day at a glance:
After the breakdown, vaccinations against Corona are now also starting in Upper Franconia
08:06 am: After a breakdown at the start of the vaccination in Upper Franconia, vaccination against Corona is now also to be carried out there. The manufacturing company has the Quality of the vaccination doses confirmed and released the cans, announced the government of Upper Franconia on Monday night. “So nothing stands in the way of the vaccination start in Upper Franconia. The vaccinations can begin.”
South Africa exceeds one million mark in corona cases
07:37 am: As the first country on the continent to have South Africa exceeded the mark of one million proven corona cases. The numerically hardest hit country in Africa is in the middle of a second wave of infections 1,004,413 cases documented since Marchas the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday evening. One is circulating in South Africa new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is considered to be the driver of the new wave of infections. As a result, the rate of spread has increased. Since the mutated virus was announced, many countries have therefore Restrictions for travelers from South Africa imposed.
348 new corona deaths in Germany
05:21 am: The number of those with or on the coronavirus dead people has the limit of Exceeded 30,000. The health authorities reported 348 more deaths within 24 hours – the number rose to 30,126, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Monday morning. In addition, were 10,976 new corona infections reported.
The number of newly infected people and the number of victims are only partially comparable with the values of the previous week, since the RKI during the Holidays and the turn of the year with a lower number of tests and also expected fewer reports from the health authorities. Exactly one week ago, 16,643 new infections were reported within one day. The highest number of deaths of 952 was recorded on December 16.
Coronavirus variant from Great Britain confirmed in South Korea
4:30 am: In South Korea are now cases of those discovered in Great Britain Coronavirus mutation has been proven. According to the information provided by the epidemic protection authority on Monday, this is three Korean citizenswho flew back to South Korea from the UK last week. The new variant of the coronavirus may be significantly more contagious than the previously known form. Most EU states decided last week to largely restrict travel to and from Great Britain temporarily.
The South Korean government also announced on December 23 that any air traffic from and to Great Britain by the end of the year to stop. In addition, the authorities obliged travelers from Great Britain to a 14-day quarantine and an additional virus test shortly before the end of the quarantine.
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Spahn against special rights for vaccinated people
03:50 am: Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has spoken out against special rights for vaccinated people. “Many wait in solidarityso that some can be vaccinated first. And those who have not yet been vaccinated expect the vaccinated to be patient in solidarity, “said Spahn to the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday).” Nobody should Claim special rightsuntil all the Chance of vaccination “This mutual respect keeps the nation together.” We are fighting the pandemic together – and we will only overcome it together. “At the weekend, the vaccinations against the corona virus began in Germany Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) had spoken out against special rights.
All Corona reports from December 27th for reading can be found here.
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With material from dpa, afp, sid and apa.