The coronavirus will continue to plague us until the spring of 2022, according to the head of the Federal Association of Medical Insurance Funds in Germany (KBV) Andreas Gassen.
“The pandemic will probably last another six to nine months. I estimate that the coronavirus will end in the spring of 2022. Until then, the vaccination rate will be a bit higher, but above all the number of people who have recovered with antibodies will increase. “Restrictions will then probably become completely unnecessary,” he said in an interview published today in the Düsseldorf newspaper Rheinische Post.
He added that “the number of infections will increase again in the fall. “However, the number of serious illnesses will remain much lower than last winter.”
Also, the general secretary of the German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), Florian Hoffmann, expects vaccinations for infants from 2022. “We firmly believe that from next year there will be vaccines approved for all age groups, even for newborns “, the pediatrician stated in the newspapers of the Funke Journalistic Group.
“Various studies are being done by Biontech and Moderna at the moment, some even for babies. I estimate that a vaccine for children under the age of twelve will be available by the end of this year. “This age group is expected to receive a reduced dose of the vaccine,” Hoffman added.