The corona virus is going to win the competition

A third corona wave can no longer be averted. Virologist Bert Niesters of the University Medical Center Groningen expresses this fear in the Nederlands Dagblad. “If we do not have lower figures by the end of next week than now, we will have a big problem.”

According to him, it is “a competition: the vaccine against the virus. And the virus is going to win that match ”. The highly contagious British variant now makes up about 90 percent of all positive tests, according to Niesters.

Vaccinate faster

As far as he is concerned, there is only one remedy: vaccinate faster. “All I hear is that vaccines are left on the shelf. (…) There is still no proper direction. ” For example, the vaccination of the elderly and disabled against corona in care institutions is slower than intended.

If infection rates continue to develop as they do now, a further increase in hospital admissions will be “a matter of time,” says Niesters. He therefore warns against further relaxation, especially now that most schools are open.

12,000 new cases in Germany

In Germany, more than 12,000 new corona cases have been reported for the second day in a row. In the past 24 hours, 12,674 new cases were registered, reports the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM.

There it happens almost every week that the figures are relatively low in and just after the weekend and then increase rapidly as the week progresses. For example, the RKI reported 12,834 new cases on Friday. The day before, on Thursday, it involved more than 14,000 infections. On Wednesday there were more than 9,000. That was more than double the number on Tuesday.

In total, more than 2.5 million corona infections have now been diagnosed in Germany. The death toll rose by 239 deaths to 73,301, according to RKI figures.

First infection in two weeks

In Australia, a domestic corona virus infection has surfaced for the first time in more than two weeks. It concerns a doctor who recently treated two corona-infected patients in Brisbane, Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said. The last domestic infection was on February 24.

The patients had recently been abroad and were later found to be infected with the British variant of the coronavirus, Palaszczuk said. Because the doctor in question was treating several patients in the meantime, the authorities urgently started a contact investigation. Also, all hospitals in Brisbane are closed to visitors as a precaution.

Australia has relatively few infections and deaths compared to other Western countries. The government closed its borders fairly soon after the pandemic started, put the country in lockdown and also imposed strict rules on social distance. Since the outbreak began, Australia has recorded just over 29,000 infections and 909 corona deaths.
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