Hendrik Streeck said lawmakers should use this time to put in place structures to help communities battle another wave of the virus when the summer has ended.
In an interview with Focus, a Berlin-based news magazine, advised against declaring the public health crisis over.
Prof Streeck, a researcher at the University of Bonn in Germany, said: “It could be that we will experience a fourth wave in autumn.”
Prof Streeck, 43, suggested a sort of pandemic council should be set up at the federal level “for the next pandemic”.
He said establishing such a body would be “very helpful” for communities if they are hit by another wave in the coming months.
And he called for a wide range of professionals from different backgrounds to be offered a chance to play a role.
He cited a recent case of German doctor who had received a Covid vaccine before developing a “high viral load in his throat”.
The infected medical worker tested positive for Covid and also infected members of his family.
He said the case of the doctor and other could be “just isolated cases” but added “we have to keep an eye on it”.
According to the latest statistics from Our World In Data, 36 percent of Germany’s population have received their first Covid vaccine dose.
Germany is performing significantly better than its fellow EU member states in the vaccine stakes but is nevertheless trailing the UK.
So far, nearly 54 percent of the UK’s population have been given one dose while 28 percent (18.8 million) have had both jabs.
Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg.
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