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Source: Die Linke “The previous concepts of the federal government to protect particularly vulnerable people from the corona virus have failed: First they should remain in isolation, now the Chancellor advises airing,” comments Pia Zimmermann, spokeswoman for care policy of the DIE faction LINKE, announcements by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) before a working meeting of the “Concerted Action Care”. Zimmermann continues: “Today’s Sunday speeches are of no use to people in need of care and their relatives, or to those employed in geriatric care and in hospitals. The risk of infection in nursing homes and all other health areas and nursing care is significantly increased. Eight months after the start of the pandemic, there are still no reliable solutions. If Angela Merkel invokes rapid tests, I can agree with her on the matter. But the truth also means that not only the tests are required, but also the nursing staff to use them – employees who are then absent elsewhere. This additional burden on carers must be taken into account through more wages, additional employees and better working conditions. In order to finally be able to achieve this, as well as the necessary improvements for people with care needs, a revolution in the financing of long-term care insurance is required. Because only those who create conditions that effectively protect the weakest in society protect society as a whole. “


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