FDP Vice Kubicki calls on Health Minister Lauterbach to fire RKI President Wieler. According to Kubicki, a “new start in terms of personnel” is necessary at the RKI.

Deputy FDP chairman Wolfgang Kubicki has asked Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) to fire the President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler. The “data chaos” that the FDP has denounced in connection with the corona pandemic is “officially clearly named” by the report of the Council of Experts for the assessment of the corona measures, says Kubicki of the “Welt am Sonntag”.

A “new start in terms of personnel” is necessary at the RKI, and the institute must become more independent of the Ministry of Health, said the Bundestag Vice President.

Contra von Göring-Eckardt

He was immediately contradicted by his Green colleague Katrin Göring-Eckardt. She sent an obviously older comment of hers again on Twitter, with the addition “Applicable then and applies today:

The expert commission of the Bundestag and the federal government had previously submitted an evaluation report on the corona protection measures. Many measures were justified at the beginning, but lost their effectiveness over time. The effects and side effects of individual previous measures can hardly be assessed on their own.