In a case on vaccination in Germany, The state of Berlin is debating who gets vaccinated and who is not in retirement homes for the elderly.
This is a case that risks inflaming even more of the controversy over the shortage of vaccines that is being provided by the ministry of Health by Minister of Health, Jens Spahn.
La Repubblica wrote that Stroppe himself denounced on Twitter the situation that would have occurred in the facility where the 88-year-old mother is located: “The vaccinations have started this week”, wrote the politician. “But the doses are not enough, and now it is cast by lot who should be vaccinated first. Good education prevents me from explaining my feelings”. As reported by Bild, which brought out the story, there was no lack of reactions from other Twitter users, in which similar episodes are reported.
The president of the Bundestag Health Commission, Erwin Rueddel, intervened on the matter: “In some facilities that are carrying out the vaccination in Germany, the doses are administered in an arbitrary way by the vaccination teams to people who are not part of the priority groups. The Laender must be called to their responsibilities “.
According to the tally of the Robert Koch Institut, the national epidemiological center, until yesterday there were about 165,000 vaccinations carried out in Germany: just under half or 71,500 are patients in retirement homes, 39,000 are over 80 years old.
The overall situation does not promise to improve quickly, despite the start of the vaccination campaign, with the contagion curve still rising and an increasingly dramatic death toll. This is with Germany recording more than a 1000 deaths in 24 hours, we wrote more about it here>>>.