Coronavirus – German Intensivists: “The situation is out of control”

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Appeal to the government to take “additional measures” if the situation with him coronavirus continue to deteriorate, the President of the German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DiVi) addressed earlier Monday Gerno Marx.

“We need support,” Marx said, referring to the pandemic situation.very worrying and out of control».

If the situation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) deteriorates further, “politicians will have to prepare additional measuresNoted the intensivist and added that on December 9, when Chancellor Angela Merkel will assess the situation together with the prime ministers of her states Germany, there should be a ready “toolbox”, which will limit the fourth wave.

According to DiVi, they are currently being treated in ICUs in Germany 3,675 patients with coronavirus, the 51% of which are in mechanical respiratory support.

Just last week, they were added to the country’s ICUs 1.200 patients with coronavirus, while already in many areas, such as Thuringia, patients had to be served in another hospital, as the ICUs are overloaded, as broadcast by APE BPE.

In addition, compared to last year, nurses have either reduced their working hours or left the profession due to the large pressure accepted in the previous period.

Earlier, Merkel’s statement that “what is happening now is not enough” to stem the fourth wave was interpreted as the chancellor’s possible consent to a possible lockdown.

Mr Marx, on the other hand, opposes compulsory vaccination for health workers, which was decided last week, even though he sees it as “an ethical and ethical obligation for patient care workers to be vaccinated to protect their patients”.

He himself asked the citizens “to take over Individual responsibility»To be vaccinated, but also to continue to follow the rules of hygiene and proper use of the mask.

In addition, he recommended and in vaccinated to undergo regular diagnostic tests.

The Prime Minister of Bavaria is in favor of the universal obligation of the vaccine

The Prime Minister of Bavaria expressed the opposite view Markus Zender, who advocated a general vaccination obligation.

He even stated that within his party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), there is a large support for this.

“With a general compulsory vaccination we achieve the maximum possible freedom and we ensure social peace in the long run “, he added and pointed out that the obligation to vaccinate only one category of professionals is an injustice.

“It simply came to our notice then now, in time before the next wave. “Otherwise, we will have the same situation every year,” he warned.

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