Corona: Rousing vaccination appeals from the intensive care units / Die Apotheken Umschau publishes statements from well-known experts – on social media under #Impfappell and in the magazine from October 15

14.10.2021 – 13:00

Wort & Bild Verlag – publisher’s reports

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“The unnecessary wave” is the title of the pharmacy magazine a post with Vaccination appeals from the intensive care units in their upcoming October 15th issue. Because a new group of patients occupies the Corona intensive care beds: young and unvaccinated.

Autumn has only just begun and the intensive care units are already filling up again. Nurses and doctors: inside are stunned, desperate, angry, resigned, because almost all seriously ill Covid patients are not vaccinated. The statements of the experts give an impression of what the hospital staff is currently experiencing in a situation that is so simple to avoid would have been. And they want to shake up the still unvaccinated people to get vaccinated after all – out Self protection and from solidarity with nurses and clinic staff and with those who cannot be immunized. This includes all children under the age of twelve.

“In the editorial team we asked ourselves why we couldn’t convince more people of the importance of a vaccination – to protect themselves and others“reports editor-in-chief Dr. Dennis Ballwieser. “With the quotes from intensive care physicians, we would like to give a voice in Germany’s most widely read health magazine and on our social media channels to those who once again have to bear the consequences in the first place. Your unanimous appeal: Get vaccinated!”

Some exemplary quotes:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kluge, Director of the Clinic for Intensive Care Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf: “We have just lost another relatively young man, who was not vaccinated, with severe lung failure. He was overweight and had a common pre-existing illness that very few people thought about.”

Prof. Dr. Carla Nau, Director of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck: “All of our intensive care patients with Covid-19 in the fourth wave have so far been unvaccinated. It is deeply depressing to know that these very difficult, terrible courses could have been reliably prevented with a full vaccination.”

Prof. Dr. Bernd Böttiger, Director of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at the University Clinic Cologne: “It is a blessing that we have the vaccination. It is thanks to her that we have already saved tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of lives in Germany. It is really important that everyone get vaccinated.”

Prof. Dr. Christian Karagiannidis, Head of the ECMO Center of the Cologne Clinics: “Our non-vaccinated patients are not classic vaccination refusals, but simply thought that you couldn’t get so sick at the age of 30 to 40. Everyone regrets it.”

Dr. Sebastian Ewen, Medical Director of the Central Emergency Department at the Saarland University Hospital: “A critical opinion about vaccination is perhaps individually understandable. But you should consider whether you are willing to put the health of others at risk for your own convictions. There are people who cannot be vaccinated or who do not have the vaccination works properly. We all have a responsibility to protect these people. “

Dr. Viktoria Bogner-Flatz, Medical Director of the Central Emergency Department of the LMU Munich Clinic: “The current wave could be the worst. The discipline in the protective measures against Covid-19 is waning. In addition: The overload of the intensive care units caught us this time much earlier than last. The number of patients is already increasing at a time when the risk of infection is lower should be than in autumn and winter. “

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