D.he recommends the virologist Alexander Kekulé at struggle The corona pandemic is a package of continuous measures for the winter months, “through which an equilibrium of still acceptable new infections is established”.
This state of equilibrium, writes the Director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in a guest article for WELT AM SONNTAG, “replaces the previous ups and downs of restrictions and remains until sufficient vaccinations and (inevitable) natural infections are achieved reached. State intervention is limited to a few areas. “”
According to Kekulé, the restrictions should be limited to three areas. First: Inhabitants of hospitals and old people’s homes as well as other people who are at a particularly high risk of corona death need a “virological protective shield”.
According to Kekulé, this particularly includes regular PCR tests and the provision of FFP2 masks for private use. In hospitals and homes, visitors must present a negative PCR test or be at the gate with one Antigenschnelltest examined. They wear an FFP2 mask on the way through the house. “This means that visiting bans can be dispensed with.
Second: The general mask requirement may only apply to “essential areas of life” such as public transport, shops, authorities, churches, provided that several people are in closed rooms.
“In special cases, for example in elementary schools, regular tests can be carried out instead.”
Third, there is also a mask requirement for indoor gatherings of 20 or more people. But: “Alternatively, the participants can submit a PCR result that is not older than 48 hours or perform a quick test on the same day. In addition, the (also private) organizer is obliged to register the participants. “”
According to Kekulé, the advantage of this regulation is: “If a participant later falls ill with Covid, he reports this to the organizer, who in turn notifies the other participants. This private warning system works independently of the Health department and is therefore much faster. “”
Statutory assembly requirements are only required for major events. Kekulé summarizes in his article: The possibility of checking events outside of the essential areas of life with the help of rapid tests enables a largely normal social and economic life again. The rapid antigen tests required for this should be dispensed in pharmacies for a small nominal fee. In addition, commandments with dubious effectiveness (e.g. wearing a mask outdoors) will be abolished. The expected number of infections with this strategy is higher than during the lockdowns, but significantly lower than during the relaxation phases. “”
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