His voice is appreciated. All the more alarming as it sounds, that Christian Drosten says now: Germany is going to squander what has been Achieved in the Corona-control. The virologist criticised openings of the Store and sees dire consequences if Interpretation of the new provisions can be exploited.
In his voice the disappointment is hard to miss hardly. In the past few weeks, a virologist Christian Drosten has given the greatest trouble to contain the Coronavirus in Germany to contribute.
For this purpose, the well-known virologist in various talk shows appeared, he spoke on the Radio and took on almost a daily Podcast. Enlightening, instructive, and quite often also: warning.
Drosten: "Are verspielen" our lead;
All of this certainly contributed to the fact that Germany has produced in the Corona-combat is actually a big advantage over other countries. “We are one of the very few countries in the world, where the Numbers are really declining. As a large and transparent country, we are even more lonely and absolute top,” says Drosten in the NDR-Info Podcast “The Coronavirus-Update” of 22. April.
But now, the Berliner, “we are about to squander our lead.” As the Drosten is received, then the reasons for its adoption, he sounds concerned whether the images he had seen in the past few days.
Following the recent nationwide pandemic measures have been loosened and shops of a size up to 800 square meters were allowed to open after week-long closure, are in many places have been pictures of filled shopping stores and neat visited pedestrian zones to see.
Drosten responded disappointed: “Now we see these stories of shopping malls, which are frequented in the Whole again and full of people. And why? Because every single Store is opened in 800 square meters. And you have to ask as ever, whether this is really useful. I have to Express for once, my opinion.“
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The impressions of the last days bring the 48-Year-old to a bleak forecast: Drosten says that he would not “be surprised if we have in may and June, a Situation that we can’t control, if we are not careful.”
Although he also points out that policy, and in particular Chancellor Angela Merkel had meant the new rules as “very good”, but: “If one loosens the measures, or all of the start, the own Interpretation entirely free to be interpreted, then start the chain in many places in Germany new Infection.”
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Drosten: “And then we have the serious effect of increasing Diffundierens in the older population and there is a Cause of higher death numbers per infection.”
Would reproduction number of 0.2 have been possible?
Currently, Germany is in a very fragile area, find Drosten when looking at the last by the Robert Koch Institute to 0.9 estimated reproduction number (Contagion per Person), which is now risen again slightly.
"Now we have to be careful that we 1 bleiben", warns Drosten, and is reminiscent of a position paper of the Helmholz community, said that it would have been possible in Germany, "the outbreak almost auzulöschen and come in a range of 0.2, if you had only continued a few weeks, the measures. As decided in the policy, but on the other hand."
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