Live blog: ++ RKI reports new record incidence ++


Status: 11/21/2021 5:00 a.m.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the seven-day incidence has risen to a record high of 372.7. BioNTech boss Sahin assumes that annual booster vaccinations will be necessary in the future.

  • RKI reports new record incidence
  • BioNTech boss: Annual vaccination is probably necessary
  • Newspaper: Cuts for unvaccinated Bayern players

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RKI reports new record incidence

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 42,727 positive tests within 24 hours. That is 9229 cases more than on Sunday a week ago, when 33,498 new infections were reported. The seven-day incidence rose to a record 372.7 from 362.2 the previous day. 75 other people died related to the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths within one day to 99,062. In total, more than 5.35 million corona tests have so far been positive in Germany.

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BioNTech boss expects annual booster vaccinations

BioNTech boss Ugur Sahin considers his vaccine to be very effective despite the vaccination breakthroughs. The vaccine will only decrease “from the fourth month”, says Sahin of the “Bild am Sonntag” according to a preliminary report. The protection against a serious illness is still very high up to the ninth month. Sahin recommends a booster to refresh the vaccination, which is “very good before illness, but it also helps to break other chains of infection.” Sahin expects annual booster vaccinations in the future, similar to influenza.

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Newspaper: Cuts for unvaccinated Bayern players

Several as yet unvaccinated football professionals from FC Bayern Munich have to forego part of their salaries, according to “Bild am Sonntag”. According to this, the Bayern bosses should have informed those four players who had previously had to be in quarantine of this decision after a conversation last Thursday. You should not receive any salary retroactively for the quarantine week, as the newspaper learned from the team. According to the report, there should also be a fifth unvaccinated player who was not in quarantine and therefore does not have to accept any losses. According to the report, those responsible for the German record champions want to set an example and increase the pressure to get vaccinated.

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