In an interview, the chairman of the board of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVH) - Walter Plassmann - criticized the federal government's current handling of the corona pandemic.
chairman of the board of the
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians
criticizes in a
Focus ONLINE interview
He thinks the current tone is too
He also criticizes the strong attention paid to the
Hamburg - The
chairman of the board of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVH), Walter Plassmann
the alarmist way
corona pandemic *
in an interview with
In this context he gives several reasons.
It leads to one in the
from that the probability at a
becoming ill, is currently lower than in the spring.
The same applies to the risk of contracting
On the other hand, he pointed out that the current numbers must be put in relation to the number of tests.
These have increased significantly compared to spring.
In Hamburg, only those people are
who were found by an autopsy that they died of
counts deaths with
without checking whether the
viral disease led
are therefore falsified.
There are so few autopsies of
carried out that this is the way to
does not consider this reason to be comprehensible, as
are trained to protect themselves from infections.
Criticism of Corona policy: "We are not statistical people, but people of flesh and blood"
In addition, the number of
is lower than expected despite the increase.
Plassmann, this is
a good indicator of
better treatment for patients
: the doctors would now act better and
the consequences of
better than at the beginning of the pandemic.
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should, according to
viewed as a
political and not a scientific value
Its function is
a brand from which stricter
must be taken.
However, it is not scientifically supported.
On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the number of tests has increased, but the limit values have remained the
outbreak of the pandemic
Nobody can currently judge from which
a political intervention would be necessary.
more sensible alternative would be
consisting of values such as
number of tests
Above all, this decision should be made by a committee in which practicing
are also represented.
He criticizes the fact that medical expertise from daily work with patients is currently not being sufficiently included.
The debate is largely dominated by
, who make their statements from a statistical point of view:
"We are not statistical people, but people made of flesh and blood."
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Regarding the statements of
that they have not given up their “melody”:
“Everything is still black, black, black.”
He himself does not want to agree with this outlook, because
"Nobody knows what Christmas is like".
At the same time, he is pleased that the “tonality” has changed in the past few weeks.
He says, for example, that the
President of the Robert Koch Institute, Prof. Dr.
emphasizes that the situation is still under control.
The media would also report more differently on the current situation.
considers the convincing statement that we still have the worst ahead of us to be
irresponsible because no one can predict it.
If this were the case, you could stop the spread.
But that's exactly where we would fail.
his opinion, looking for
makes no sense.
The current situation cannot be blamed on the
young generation and parties
, because even without
the numbers would have risen because the
"Diffused into society".
Walter Plassmann on corona policy: Avoid absurd regulations at all costs
the alarmist tone, which
to be problematic for several reasons: It leads to people withdrawing or defending themselves.
Both options are not good.
He is of the opinion that caution is required and that the current
- such as compliance with the
- are necessary.
Absurd regulations should be avoided, however, because they would also lead to resistance to the necessary rules.
As an example, he cites that people who
do not wear a mask
on the empty
Marienplatz in Munich
of 250 euros.
This is not proportionate.
should the public trust, "to take responsibility" rather.
Because also the emotional situation of the people has to be taken into account:
"Who creates understanding for necessary measures, creates acceptance, who only threatens creates reactance."
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