Swiss Coronavirus Press Conference: Task Force warns – possible collapse of the hospital capacity in December. #CoronaInfoCH
The number of cases is in the same order of magnitude as Austria a few weeks ago. Whilst Austria is in total lockdown at the moment.
With the third vaccination, the vaccination protection could be increased again to 96 percent.
Older people over 65 years of age would still be prioritized when it comes to the booster. But the booster vaccination should soon be made available to everyone.
The experts warn the population to comply more consistently with hygiene measures.
If the development of the situations stays the same, the capacity limit of intensive care units could be reached in January.
Is the goal of 90'000 booster vaccinations by New Year's Eve realistic?
Whether the goal with 90,000 booster vaccinations can be achieved by New Year's Eve or not, can't be said yet. “It's a challenge,” says the BAG.

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