Walter Plassmann, board member of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, recently criticized the fearful corona policy.
A fixation on infection numbers makes no sense to him.
The Hamburg doctor chief
Walter Plassmann is following up
In particular, the
on the number of
as an indicator makes no sense for him.
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, board member of the
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians
, recently caused a stir with a guest article in the
In it, he specifically criticized the reminders in the
coronavirus pandemic *
In a new interview, the
Hamburg doctor boss
Interview: Plassmann criticizes corona policy and fixation on the number of infections
In his guest article in the
that he was bothered by the constant warnings from
and the “political and media excitement”.
"Anyone who drives society up ever taller trees with new bad news makes society sick," warned the board of the
Statutory Health Insurance Physicians
In an interview with
He also criticizes the fixation on the number of
as an indicator.
First of all,
that he had received a
Especially those of
would have pleased him.
Many have encouraged him
that does not always make
the measure of all things.
"Instead of spreading panic and hysteria, politics, science and the media should put the current infection situation in the right relationship, classify it, evaluate it and bring it closer to people in a sensible way," demanded
Corona: Plassmann objects to a decline in the culture of discussion and advocates the Swedish way
, he deliberately selected the most famous faces of the
"What strikes me is that of several options, the worst is always accepted," explained
However, the Hamburg chief doctors made it clear that he
did not deny
For years, however, he has observed a
decline in the culture of discussion
"With some people on both sides of the Corona debate, you simply can no longer talk," said
He went on to say: “The fact that the coronavirus shouldn't exist is total nonsense.
Of course the virus is there - the only question is how dangerous it actually is. "
said he had become thoughtful about the
measures taken by
no longer matched what he saw on the
“A doctor came to me in April very excited - I thought he was so affected by the severe infection.
But he told me that he was desperate because he had been on duty all night and had not seen a single sick person, ”said the
Hamburg doctor chief
Many people are
and suffer from the massive restrictions.
"I think we should have ended the lockdown after two to three weeks and taken the Swedish route," explained
Corona criticism from Plassmann: "Anyone who is infected is not sick."
the board of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance
fixation on the number of infections *
"Anyone who is infected is not sick," said
It is important to see how many people
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"If the number of infections goes up, but people are no longer sick or dying, then that doesn't matter,"
He prefers a
traffic light system *
that takes all of these
That would help to make everyday life more normal again without taking too great risks.
"Of course the virus is there - the only question is how dangerous it actually is," says Walter Plassmann.
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Corona: Hamburg doctor boss comments on the mask requirement
rejection of the measures
“The motto was: 'We always have to assume the worst, otherwise people won't follow us'.
That may have been correct at the beginning, but now it is no longer ", warned the Hamburg doctor chief.
: “Of the AHA rules (distance, hygiene, everyday mask), the mask requirement is the least important.
Keeping a distance of one and a half meters unprotected offers more protection than a mask. ”The
amount of the fines
for not wearing a
, for example in
, is excessive.
as a recommendation for the future.
"Keep your distance and if that doesn't work, put on a mask," he said.
it was regulated that way and it worked.
also be possible
: "This could also be introduced here step by step and thus regain a bit of normality."
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