Berlin Expects to Bring the Pandemic Under Control by the End of 2021
OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Lothar Wieler, believes that the pandemic will be brought under control by the end of 2021. At the same time, he pointed to the growing supply of vaccines. Speaking on Friday, March 26, at a press conference in Berlin, Wheeler pointed to the growing supply of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
At the same time, Wheeler warned, that the third wave of coronavirus will be even more serious than the previous two. «We are expecting very difficult weeks», he said. According to him, the rates of infected people will increase, and the British mutation B.1.1.7 will primarily affect working residents of the country, as well as children and adolescents. Currently, infections occur mainly at home, as well as in kindergartens, schools and workplaces, Wheeler further noted and warned, that Germany is only at the beginning of the third wave.
In accordance with this, the head of the RKI urged residents to stay at home during the Easter holidays, which fall this year at the beginning of April, and spend them in a narrow circle, reducing meetings with other people to a minimum. «Travel and contacts are the driving force behind this pandemic», he said. According to the expert, in the near future, an even sharper increase in the rates of new infected people is possible. «It is clear, that they can increase to 100 thousand a day», he said.