Anyone who was fully vaccinated could in future be treated like someone “who tested negative,” said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) via via at Easter Picture on sunday. In addition, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), fully vaccinated people no longer need to be in quarantine. These findings will now be put into practice in talks with the federal states in a timely manner, Spahn told the newspaper.
These findings, which the RKI had already forwarded to Spahn’s ministry in a summary on March 31 at the request of the Prime Minister’s Conference on March 22, were issued to individual media representatives; however, they are apparently not to be made accessible to the general public. The RKI expressly objects to publication on the Internet. Several inquiries from c’t for reasons remained unanswered by the RKI, and the RKI did not want to provide any information on the number of applications received under the Freedom of Information Act.
“All information that the RKI has belonged to the public,” said Arne Semsrott, project manager of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany (OKF), opposite c’t. That’s why the OKN has this too The RKI document has now been published on its FragDenStaat platform.
The authorities repeatedly take legal action against such publications of their documents, although they have to be made available to anyone on individual request anyway. Most recently, the Cologne Regional Court dismissed a lawsuit by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, which wanted to prohibit the platform from publishing an opinion on glyphosate, citing copyright law. About the by the authority against the Judgment on appeal the Higher Regional Court of Cologne wants to hear on April 23rd. It remains to be seen whether the RKI will also take legal action against the publication of its report.