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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 61,889 new infections within 24 hours. That is 2,548 fewer cases than on Tuesday a week ago, when 64,437 corona infections were reported. The nationwide seven-day incidence rises to 201.7 from 189.0 the previous day. 136 other people died in connection with the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 139,000. (Reuters)
Stiko’s recommendation to vaccinate children between the ages of five and eleven came much too late. Nor is it consistent enough. At the end of November 2021, the European Medicines Agency approved the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer for children aged five to eleven. Before Christmas, the first children in Germany were vaccinated – without the unqualified recommendation of the Stiko. This made many parents hesitate, the uncertainty was great. The result: the vaccination rate for five to eleven year olds is low. And it is doubtful whether the current recommendation with just one injection in the fall with new corona variants and increasing numbers of cases will still apply.