With 351 deaths in the last 24 hours in Germany, the death toll from coronavirus grew to 100,119, according to data released by the Robert Koch Institute.
The fourth wave of the pandemic gives no truce to the first European economy and the figures released today confirm this: in the last day 75,961 infections were detected, a total record in Germany.
This scenario is truly complex for the new government of Germany, to assume on December 6 and be headed by the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz.
“The situation is serious”, admitted Scholz when announcing the new government in coalition with the liberals and the Greens. However, the severity could be even greater.
The situation in hospitals began to deteriorate as more coronavirus patients arrived, the vast majority of whom did not receive any doses of the vaccine.
For now, the future government coalition in the German country is betting on the generalization of the health pass that prevents the unvaccinated from going to some places. But some believe this is insufficient.
The DIVI (German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine) issued a statement in which unanimously advocates mandatory vaccination for all adults.
“It is about protecting our patients, saving lives and preserving our health system from collapse,” said DIVI president Gernot Marx, who also called for limiting contacts.
Although they recognize that this measure will not help bend the current curve and that it will only begin to take effect between January and February, they see no alternative to eliminate the pandemic in the long term.