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Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been released from the hospital, their son confirmed.

Pandemic should last two years

RKI boss Lothar Wieler cannot exactly answer the question of when the first wave of the pandemic is over. She will “have gone around the world maybe in two years,” said Wieler. The fact is that it will take years for herd immunity to set in. That also depends on when a vaccine is available. However, this does not mean that all people are vaccinated.

“Europe is in the focus of the pandemic”

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of infected people worldwide is now greater than in China. In China there are 81,000 and in the rest of the world 86,000, says RKI boss Lothar Wieler. “Europe is currently the focus of the pandemic.” According to Wieler, one in five infected people will become seriously ill. The others are likely to experience only mild symptoms and then be immune to the pathogen. Wieler makes an appeal to the doctors: The corona tests would have to be used very strategically.

RKI assesses the risk situation as “high”

The RKI estimates the risk situation for the population in the Corona crisis as “high”. The institute officially reports 6012 cases of infection in Germany. That was 6.9 percent more than the day before yesterday, RKI President Lothar Wieler said at a press conference. However, one has to assume that the actual numbers are higher. The reason is a delay in reporting of about three days. According to him, the following countries with certain regions are considered risk areas: Italy, Iran, France (Grand Est), China (Wuhan), South Korea, Austria (Tyrol) and the USA (New York, California, Washington).