Jens Spahn likes to rush ahead.

Some time ago the Federal Minister of Health had already proclaimed the "200" as the "new 50".

At the beginning of the week he spoke of wanting to remove the latter brand from the list of incidences altogether.

And in general, the federal government will in future rely more on hospitalization, the number of Covid patients in hospitals.

The idea is correct to break away from the fixation on the number of new infections within a week.

However, there is little hope that the change will be made in corona policy before the autumn, which is expected with some concern.

Before the federal elections at the end of September, turning things around so resolutely that a clear course can be identified nationwide would be necessary, but can hardly be expected.

And what happens in the weeks after, nobody can say anyway.

"2-G option model"

That is why some federal states are once again tinkering with their own sets of rules. After Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, now also Hamburg. A “2-G option model” is to apply there from now on. This means that restaurateurs, cinema operators, organizers in culture and sport can decide for themselves whether they will only let in vaccinated and convalescent people in the future, who will then be largely exempt from the corona restrictions such as the mask requirement. The previously ubiquitous “3G” model includes those who have been tested, that is, people who have not been vaccinated and who have to prove that they are not infected.

Apart from the fact that constitutionally it is a fine line to exclude a large part of the population from participation in society with “2G”, a process is set in motion that no state government will be able to avoid. Wiesbaden will not be able to hold out for long in the position of first waiting to see what specifications come from Berlin and continuing to rely on the previous escalation concept. The Bouffier cabinet is under pressure to act.

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