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Unvaccinated people are leading the Covid 4th wave in Germany, according to a report

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As Germany grapples with a new wave of the pandemic, many sources claim that unvaccinated people are behind the exponential rise of Covid-19 infections. According to the New York Times, the number of Covid-19 patients in Germany has more than tripled in recent weeks. Almost half of them are on ventilators, and “every single one of them is unvaccinated,” according to the report.

For the first time since the pandemic began in 2020, the country observed a rise of moreover 50,000 cases in a single day on Thursday. According to the latest daily data from the RKI public-health institute, cases increased by a record 50,196, with the seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 persons rising to 249.1. The number of deaths increased by 235, bringing the total to 97,198. It is unique for Germany, as it was one of the only countries to successfully contain the virus by mass testing and treatment. However, due to the country’s political impasse, a number of circumstances, including the sluggish introduction of vaccines, have resulted in an increase in daily Covid cases.

While many unvaccinated persons are in age ranges where Covid-19 cases are statistically less severe, they can spread the virus on to older people with weakened immune systems, who can wind up in intensive care even if they are vaccinated. As the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic hits Germany, outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday that those who are still unvaccinated must understand that they owe it to the rest of society to safeguard others. In the meantime, Olaf Scholz, who is expected to succeed Merkel early next month, has demanded that the country be “winter-proofed” against the disease, with state governments deciding whether steps and limitations are necessary in their region.

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By TIS Staffer
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