Tag: 4th Wave

The fourth wave: how can Australia avoid another Covid outbreak as it reopens to the world? | Health | The Guardian

Patrons dine-in at a bar by Sydney harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing

Is vaccination enough? It will take more than high vaccination rates to prevent hospitalisations and deaths in Australia at levels that hurt the health system in future, Baxter said.

Source: The fourth wave: how can Australia avoid another Covid outbreak as it reopens to the world? | Health | The Guardian

Fourth wave hits Germany ‘with full force’ as infections rise to all-time high

Austria has already “locked down” 2M unvaccinated

In Germany citizens would be required to provide proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery, or a negative test to ride public transport on top of the existing rules around entering some venues and settings. The head of Germany’s disease control body, The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), warned the country faced a “serious emergency”. “We are heading into a serious emergency. We will have an extremely unpleasant Christmas if we do not act to stop this,” RKI president Lothar Wieler said. The resurgence of the virus has been blamed on the low vaccination rate, as well as waning immunity over time, which has prompted an urgent drive to boost jab levels.

Source: Fourth wave hits Germany ‘with full force’ as infections rise to all-time high