The number of new infections is increasing again sharply.
Not only in France and Spain, but also in Germany.
Virologist Christian Drosten is worried.
are increasing again more strongly, especially in southern Europe.
warns of a similar development for
Germany does not differ much from other countries.
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Berlin - Virologist
fears similar developments in
with regard to the worsening corona situation in other European countries
Here, too, the number of new infections every day is increasing.
Against this background, it must be clear that "if we superimpose the curves, we are lagging a little behind Spain and France and England," said the head of Charité Virology at the German Press Agency in Berlin.
He emphasized “that we shouldn't pretend that things are developing very differently for us.
We don't do a lot of things very differently now
Corona expert Drosten sounds the alarm: The same situation as in southern Europe could threaten
“There are a few details that may be
different here than in southern Europe
Our households are often smaller, we have more one-person households, ”said
fewer multi-generation families
in which the virus is spread very easily beyond the age limits.
“Those are definitely differences.
But otherwise Germany is not much different from these neighboring European countries.
That is why we have to be
and watch very closely how things continue now. "
That is why we have to be very careful and watch very closely what happens now.
in Germany was extremely high - but only since the decision to test
“This is a test frequency that we in Germany cannot hold out for much longer.” The basic test activity that was previously carried out in Germany and will soon be done again is not much higher than in other neighboring European countries.
The core of infection monitoring is only slightly more pronounced in us than in other countries.
"That's why we have to take the numbers seriously."
Virology colleague Hendrik Streeck, meanwhile,
comments on the current situation on
- and creates a stir *.
Drosten: Corona test frequency cannot stay that way
Drosten also explained that the German case numbers in the summer were largely due to returnees from vacation.
They would not necessarily have been influential in carrying the virus on.
Instead, these infected people would rather give clues about the corona situation in the country of origin.
"What we are seeing right now is a reflection of what is going on in Germany in the form of virus cases." On Saturday, the Robert Koch Institute reported almost 2,300 new cases within the last 24 hours (data status: 19.09., 00.00 a.m.).
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