In Salzburg, the corona traffic light is currently red – there is a “very high” risk of infection. The majority of new infections affect people who have not been vaccinated. In an interview with SALZBURG24 today, Förster says that the vaccinated still only pose a very low risk, even without regular tests. At the moment, four out of 1,000 people have a vaccination breakthrough. “These people are then also contagious, but there are not many,” says the general practitioner.
Salzburg reaches the highest number of new infections The state of Salzburg reported 430 new corona infections on Thursday. That is the highest daily value so far this year.
Salzburg reaches the highest number of new infections
The state of Salzburg reported 430 new corona infections on Thursday. That is the highest daily value so far this year.
Low risk of infection from vaccinated people
One speaks of a vaccination breakthrough as soon as the test of a vaccinated person is positive. The likelihood of people getting infected depends primarily on age and immune system, explains Förster. “With old people the protective effect wears off faster, with boys it lasts quite well.”
There are four vaccination breakthroughs for every 1,000 vaccinated
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Booster vaccination works
The example of Israel showed that such a booster vaccination works well. “There was vaccination relatively early, a new mutation then caused more new infections. After a refresher, the numbers quickly went down again, ”said the vaccination officer. As long as it is refreshed regularly, the different variants are therefore not a big problem. In Salzburg have now, according to the state 14,910 people received such a booster vaccination receive.
After vaccination, test only makes sense if there are symptoms
In the eyes of the doctor, expanding the obligation to test to include vaccinated people is a “waste of money”. Since vaccinated people only have a very low risk of infection, it is sufficient to test if symptoms are detected. In the health sector, fully immunized people would also voluntarily have themselves further tested. “There is no obligation.”
Willingness to test high among vaccinated persons
One Studied at the University of Vienna shows that the willingness of the vaccinated to test is already high. In the context of a survey, only 3.8 percent of the fully immunized sales indicated that they had not taken a corona test once in the last four weeks. Over a third of the people who were vaccinated were able to get more than four times in the same period. In contrast, 28.9 percent of those who were not vaccinated said they had not taken a test, and 21.5 percent had taken a corona test more than four times in the four weeks asked.
Salzburg will switch to 2.5-G
Like Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) to the Salzburg news announced that the 2.5 G rule will come for Salzburg. Unvaccinated people would then have to do a PCR test; antigen tests would no longer be accepted. However, there is no specific date for this yet. Förster welcomes this advance: “Living room and nose drill tests are not very reliable, they are more of a pre-screening.” However, because of the increasing numbers, it is important that the corona tests continue to be offered free of charge. At some point, however, that should also be eliminated, says Förster. “A good protective, free vaccination that is not accepted and free access tests simply do not go together in terms of content.”