German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is calling for mandatory vaccinations of the population as soon as possible.
Lauterbach is pushing for a massive booster campaign in the country to get the omicron variant under control.
Apparently, the first two shots did not work. Third time is a charm.
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Der Spiegel reported:
Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach ( SPD ) fears that the number of infections will rise sharply due to the new Omikron virus variant. “I assume a massive fifth wave,” said Lauterbach when visiting a vaccination center in Hanover.
“We have to assume that the wave of omicrons that we are facing, which in my opinion we cannot prevent, will be a massive challenge for our hospitals, for our intensive care units, but also for society as a whole.”
Omikron could not be “got under control” with a double vaccination alone, emphasized Lauterbach. “We mustn’t be lulled into a false sense of security.” That is why a “massive booster campaign” is needed with the aim of “boosting several million people a week”. In the coming days he will try “by all means” to get vaccine.