COVID-19: professionals on the impact of the measures to be taken against the Corona-pandemic
Since the end of April, all people in Germany must wear in public transport and while shopping, a mouth-nose protection (MNS). The majority of the population supports the so-called mask of duty. However, according to experts, the Use of MNS is not assignable. Other measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus to be a positive rating.
“The Wearing of the mouth, nose coverings can help in addition to other measures, according to current knowledge, the spread of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to further reduce – even if there are no signs of the disease are present”, explains the Federal centre for health education (BZgA) on your Portal “infektionsschutz.de”. However, according to estimates of professionals, the Use of such masks is non-assignable.
First results of an interim analysis released
As experts in the fields of Virology, Microbiology, Hygiene, tropical medicine, immunology, and Internal medicine/intensive care medicine the current risk situation and the measures taken with regard to the current COVID-19 pandemic? How secure or resilient to the current knowledge stand?
The scientist inside and scientists from the University hospitals of Tübingen and Hamburg-Eppendorf with a survey to find out.
In a communication now first results of an interim analysis were published.
Maintaining the spacing rules in favour of
From the interim results of the survey show that the respondents are Doctors and scientists, the maintaining of the spacing rules and the prohibition of large-scale events to support.
The information according to the feedback of 178 subjects were in the survey the inside and the subjects evaluated, and also with the results of an initial survey with 197 people compared.
Using an anonymous online survey of experts from the fields of Virology, Microbiology, Hygiene, have tropical medicine, immunology, Internal medicine and intensive care medicine, with completed vocational education and training participated. The results are to be assessed according to the message, as an opinion at the current time in Germany.
The survey team under the direction of Professor Michael Schindler (Virology, Tübingen) and Professor Steffen Moritz (psychiatry, Hamburg, Germany) was carried out with the support of the society for Virology (GfV), the German society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the German society for Internal medicine (DGIM).
Day-care centres and school closures for the most important measure
The current survey shows that over 70 percent of the respondents are in favour of the distance of two meters, as well as the prohibition of large-scale events as a potential measure for the control and containment of SARS-CoV-2, and even favour.
Day-care centres and school less than five percent) of the closures to see, however, only a relatively small part as an important measure (.
The results regarding the plausibility of the mouth-nose cover (MNB) are very ambivalent: Although often used as a measure (also known as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) pointed out that the Wearing of a mouth-nose-covering in public life can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the population and to protect groups at risk from infection), you will be prioritized in the survey, but only rarely as important.
Hard scientific evidence for the protective effect of masks, whether you are a professional mouth-nose-protection, or self-produced (“everyday”) breathing masks, are known, the least experts.
More than 70 per cent, however, risks due to errors in the handling of the masks.
“In this connection has surprised us the discrepant attitude towards the topic of respiratory masks. Although there is no or conflicting evidence for the efficacy of their protective effect is not known, are in favour of a large part of the Wear, for example, in public TRANSPORT,” commented Schindler, and adds: “scientists are Also only humans and seem to trust some of your gut feeling.”
The role of the media is classified as critical
The approval of the Federal government, the measures taken, is fallen, and is currently advocated only a 50.1 percent – a first survey in March of this were 80.7 percent.
The statement, the public and economic life, to use in everyday life, but largely breathing masks, are in favour of 62.9 percent in the first survey, this number stood at 16.8 percent.
The role of the media is increasingly classified as critical, and only 59 percent as objectively perceived (initial survey, 79.7 percent). The experts miss a balanced coverage (82.6 per cent) – too often, the same would be interviewed.
Evaluation to the course and Severity of the disease
In addition, the statement of 62.9 percent, lacked a constructive technical discussion with different positions of the experts. Every tenth Respondent complained, moreover, a very restrictive information policy of some universities, even a third of all professionals to see the free expression of opinion in science as threatened.
“From our point of view questionable result. If a third of the colleagues and colleagues in their freedom of expression is threatened, we ought to our discussion of culture, in principle, behind their questions,“ says Professor Schindler.
Little or no change in the assessment of the Expert female and expert to the course and Severity of the disease. On average, you can expect a infection of up to 50 percent of the population with the Coronavirus.
The need for intensive medical treatment is seen in about five percent with a mortality rate of one percent. (ad)