Mathematics professor Kristan Schneider (41) works at the Mittweida University.  He calculates how the different corona variants could spread.

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Corona expert sounds the alarm: soon more vaccinated than unvaccinated in the hospitals

Mittweida – the Omicron subvariant BA.5 could lead to a violent corona summer wave. The number of cases has been rising again for days. A corona expert is now also sounding the alarm for vaccinated people.

Mathematics professor Kristan Schneider (41) works at the Mittweida University. He calculates how the different corona variants could spread. © Kristin Schmidt

Mathematics professor Kristan Schneider (41) from the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences is currently calculating how new corona variants could spread in Germany. Above all, he warns of the new variant BA.5 – and not just for the unvaccinated, but also for the vaccinated.

in one Interview with “t-online” the scientist reveals that the omicron sub-variant can largely bypass the vaccine protection.

“In the next few weeks we will see the phenomenon that more vaccinated than unvaccinated people have to be treated in the hospitals,” said Schneider.

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Due to the high number of cases, the virus will reach the vulnerable groups. Even in people for whom the vaccination has not worked at all or only partially. That would lead to a high number of vaccinated people in hospitals.

The mathematics professor thinks a fourth vaccination makes sense because it offers temporary protection and could flatten the summer wave. Also Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (59, SPD) advocated a fourth vaccination for everyone.

The current Omicron sub-variant BA.5 can largely bypass the vaccination protection of the corona vaccination.

The current Omicron sub-variant BA.5 can largely bypass the vaccination protection of the corona vaccination. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Infestation of BA.5 variant could bring nothing!

According to mathematics professor Kristan Schneider, the abolition of the mask requirement was a mistake.

According to mathematics professor Kristan Schneider, the abolition of the mask requirement was a mistake. © Boris Roessler/dpa

Kristan Schneider thinks that the mask requirement has been abolished. The scientist is also critical of the fact that testing is no longer compulsory in schools and at work. The measures must be maintained in order to act preventively.

In addition, an infestation of the BA.5 variant could not help, since one could become infected again with this variant. Anger plain text from Schneider: “The current corona strategy is irresponsible.”

New corona measures for the summer are currently not planned. Instead, the federal and state governments are discussing possible corona rules in autumn.

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Because: If the rate of infection increases rapidly again, the countries should be able to take measures quickly.

Cover photo: Kristin Schmidt, 123rf/drmicrobe

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