And I was in Florida when we were (SIC) overwhelmed in August. 6 weeks later Florida had the lowest rate in the US.
BERLIN, Nov 26 (Reuters) -” Germany readied its air force to transfer COVID-19 patients from overwhelmed hospitals in the south as national case numbers rocketed and a new virus variant in South Africa caused widespread alarm.
Germany posted a dip in the coronavirus infection rate over the summer but cases have risen sharply in recent weeks and daily new infections hit a record above 76,000 on Friday.
On Thursday, Europe’s biggest economy crossed the threshold of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/german-covid-19-deaths-pass-100000-mark-fourth-wave-takes-hold-2021-11-25 amid warnings from hospitals mainly in the south and the east that their intensive care units were filling to capacity.
Acting Health Minister Jens Spahn called for “massive restrictions of contacts”, supported by Germany’s regions, saying this was the only way to break the fourth wave.
Otherwise, there could be a “complete” reduction, he said, without using the word “lockdown”.
“The harder we hit the brake the better,” he told a news conference.
Annalena Baerbock, co-chief of the Greens party and Germany’s incoming foreign minister, told magazine Spiegel that neither a vaccine mandate for the whole population nor a new German lockdown could be ruled out.”