Germany’s intensive care doctors have called for a two-week hard lockdown in order to avoid overwhelming the health care system.
A mix of hard lockdown, vaccinations and testing is necessary to “prevent intensive care units from being overflowed,” the head of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Christian Karagiannidis, told the Rheinische Post newspaper.
His comments come as Germany battles a third wave of coronavirus infections.
Karagiannidis called on ministers to put an immediate stop to any planned openings in light of the rapid rise in cases. “I ask politicians not to abandon hospital staff,” he said.