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"If you are infected, you are not sick" - Hamburg doctor boss adds against corona policy

2020-09-23T11:56:00.460Z

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.



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

    with his

    criticism

    of the

    corona policy

    .

  • In particular, the

    fixation

    on the number of

    infections

    as an indicator makes no sense for him.

  • Basic 

    facts about

     the corona

    virus *

    and the corona news from Germany can be found here.

    We also offer you the current number of cases in

    Germany

    on a map 

    .

Hamburg -

Walter Plassmann

, board member of the

Hamburg

Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians

, recently caused a stir with a guest article in the

Hamburger Abendblatt

.

In it, he specifically criticized the reminders in the

coronavirus pandemic *

:

Markus Söder

,

Karl Lauterbach

and

Christian Drosten

.

In a new interview, the

Hamburg doctor boss

now

spoke

about the

corona policy

in

Germany

.

Interview: Plassmann criticizes corona policy and fixation on the number of infections

In his guest article in the

Hamburger Abendblatt

,

Plassmann

wrote

that he was bothered by the constant warnings from

Corona strategists

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

Hamburg Association

of

Statutory Health Insurance Physicians

.

In an interview with

Focus Online

,

Plassmann

spoke

about

Germany's

cautious

corona policy

.

He also criticizes the fixation on the number of

infections

as an indicator.

First of all,

Plassmann

reported

that he had received a

lot of

positive feedback

after his

guest contribution

.

Especially those of

doctors

would have pleased him.

Many have encouraged him

to support

a

social debate

that does not always make

worst-case scenarios

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

Plassmann

.

Corona: Plassmann objects to a decline in the culture of discussion and advocates the Swedish way

For his

criticism

, he deliberately selected the most famous faces of the

Corona strategy

-

Markus Söder

,

Karl Lauterbach

and

Christian Drosten

.

"What strikes me is that of several options, the worst is always accepted," explained

Plassmann

.

However, the Hamburg chief doctors made it clear that he

did not deny

Corona

.

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

Plassmann

.

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. "

Plassmann

said he had become thoughtful about the

measures taken by

the

corona policy

when the

doctors' reactions

no longer matched what he saw on the

news

that

evening

.

“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

, describing

a situation.

Many people are

scared

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

Plassmann

.

Corona criticism from Plassmann: "Anyone who is infected is not sick."

Specifically

,

the board of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance

Physicians

criticized

the

policy

's

fixation on the number of infections *

.

"Anyone who is infected is not sick," said

Plassmann

.

It is important to see how many people

sick

were, on

ICU

BE REDUCED and

at

a

Corona infection

died

were and

not with

her.

"If the number of infections goes up, but people are no longer sick or dying, then that doesn't matter,"

Plassmann

clarified.

He prefers a

traffic light system *

or a

score

that takes all of these

factors

into account.

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.

https://t.co/JlyIinR6Fv

- FOCUS Online Digital (@focusdigital) September 22, 2020

Corona: Hamburg doctor boss comments on the mask requirement

At the

beginning

,

politicians

feared

a

rejection of the measures

, said

Plassmann

.

“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.

Plassmann

also

commented

on the

mask requirement

: “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

mask

, for example in

Bavaria

, is excessive.

In

conclusion,

Plassmann

urged common

sense

as a recommendation for the future.

"Keep your distance and if that doesn't work, put on a mask," he said.

In

Sweden

it was regulated that way and it worked.

In

his opinion,

this should

also be possible

in

Germany

: "This could also be introduced here step by step and thus regain a bit of normality."

A German biotech company is very far in the development of a corona vaccine * - and is planning something spectacular in the fight against the corona virus.

Health Minister Jens Spahn now draws a summary after 100 days of the Corona warning app.

(ph) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network

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Source: merkur

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