Virologist Christian Drosten compares the current situation in the corona of a crisis with the dance stage with a Tiger that is now on a leash, although, its a risk but more. A certain amount of infections is to take in, but this would be exceeded, must the Lockdown immediately.
Drosten deals in the latest episode of the NDR-Podcasts "The Coronavirus-Update" with a on 13. May published study, which he referred to as a “world novelty.” Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the public discourse is economic rescue, or infection numbers low – you cannot have both. Now, by the Ifo-Institute published a study attempting for the first time, to look at health and economic aspects alike. The Golden middle ground between the interests of the economy and the medicine is to be found.
"300 new infections per day in Germany could beherrschen"
“This is exactly what we need now,” says the Director of the Berlin Charité thrilled. The exact process of the research, he does not want to give but in detail: “I can’t understand at all what is done there; I’m not an expert on economy, but for viruses.“
But Drosten does not let his loyal audience in the lurch and attempt an explanation. Very roughly simplified to get the benefit of the business to 300 new infections per day in Germany in the handle. This would correspond to a reproduction value of 0.75. That is, until the summer of 2021 – here is the Top virologist expects a vaccine – 10,000 people Covid-19 die. The basic assumption is not, in a new Lockdown.
Drosten: "Our society does not tolerate old people to opfern"
The case, should the 300 is exceeded, however, the economy must “back to Zero”. Because: “We live in a society that does not tolerate, that old people are being sacrificed” – even if individual opinions would propagate.
Drosten is trying to the current Situation with “The Hammer and the Dance”, a concept of pandemic research, vividly demonstrate. “The Hammer” is not tantamount with the total Lockdown because, you know, where the infection had to break, you would have interrupted it with a Hammer, just about anywhere.
"We are now in the Tanzphase"
“We are now in the stage of the Tiger”, says Drosten, “we have him on a leash. If this goes well, we can readjust the line.“ This means that If the slow relaxations without increased infections are associated, can be taken more and more steps back to normality.
Where the Virus is transmitted now and in the future, particularly often, that could, in turn, on the basis of German studies are difficult to find – because of the comparatively low Infection. Plans for school studies there, but in order to draw real insights, “that is already quite beautiful coincidences have to happen”.
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Drosten’s pinning his hopes instead on the German health authorities. This should be based on symptoms outbreaks notice. From the USA, where the infection activity of the population is significantly larger, one could expect soon a scientific analysis of contagion in day-care centres and schools.
The disease progression of Sars-CoV-2 Drosten as mentioned in the previous Podcast stresses-follow: “The heart is the target organ.” The first clinical impression of Corona patients with a heart attack. Also, the kidney can be damaged – caused by blood clots in the body – in the case of seriously ill patients.
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Kawasaki syndrome: “Affected only 3.5% of the infected infants”
People with a tendency to thrombosis might be regarded, therefore, as a precautionary measure, as a risk patient in the reverse claim would be: “patients who are under a permanent anti-coagulant therapy, might think that you have existing medication a protection against severe forms of the disease”.
More Drosten to cut the rare – but-existing – severe courses of the disease in young children. Recently many media reported on Sars-CoV-2 affected children, the symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome showed. Here is the virologist makes it clear: “Affected only 3.5% of the infected infants”. The exact causes of international children’s doctors were still uncertain.
Of the current course of the pandemic in Germany, Dr. Drosten is impressed: “I think it’s very positive that we have no sustainable increase in infections – that was last week, in a different way”.
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With a headache, the virologist, however, considered the increasing Occurrence of smear campaigns. This would confuse the Public and cause great damage. It is important therefore, to observe such developments and to comment on it.
Exactly the Drosten and his Coronavirus to Update, continue to do so: “All of the attacks, in Spite of that drives me the most: to translate scientific findings for a large width."
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