A future coronavirus vaccine can be corrected if the virus mutates. On Thursday, May 7, said the deputy head of the Institute of Robert Koch Lars Schaade. “There is a concept of a vaccine, which in principle is approved for use, which is safe and which can be adjusted. Therefore, in general, for coronavirus, this can be imagined if such mutations occur in the future, ”he said at a briefing broadcast on Twitter of the organization.
Earlier that day, Schaade said that in the worst-case scenario, if people cease to comply with restrictive measures, the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic in Germany may begin in July-August.
According to the latest statistics from the Worldometer Bureau of Statistics, 168 162 infections were recorded in the Federal Republic of Germany, while 7275 patients died, and another 139 900 recovered.
On May 7, German Federal Chancellor Helge Brown announced on Deutschlandfunk that the country would live in a coronavirus pandemic at least until the end of the year.
According to him, the Germans “behave exemplary”, so the authorities did not have to take the tough measures that were introduced in other countries. Brown recalled the need to maintain social distance. The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, began in late December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries in the world. On March 11, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic.
According to Worldometer data, on May 7, more than 3.83 million cases of the disease were registered on the planet, more than 265 thousand people died, 1.3 million were cured.