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Hamburg KV boss heavily criticizes current corona policy - With strategists "everything is still black, black, black"

2020-10-26T15:17:52.410Z

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.



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.

  • The

    chairman of the board of the

    Hamburg

    Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians

    criticizes in a

    Focus ONLINE interview

    .

  • He thinks the current tone is too

    negative

    and

    alarmistic

    .

  • He also criticizes the strong attention paid to the

    incidence value

    .

Hamburg - The

chairman of the board of the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVH), Walter Plassmann

, denounces

the alarmist way

politicians are

dealing

with the

corona pandemic

in an interview with

Focus ONLINE

.

In this context he gives several reasons.

It leads to one in the

interview

from that the probability at a

infection

with the

SARS-CoV-2 virus

becoming ill, is currently lower than in the spring.

The same applies to the risk of contracting

Covid-19

to die.

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.

He also

criticizes

the

death

count

.

In Hamburg, only those people are

counted

as

deaths

who were found by an autopsy that they died of

Covid-19

.

However, the

RKI

counts deaths with

Covid-19

without checking whether the

viral disease led

to

death

.

The

statistics

are therefore falsified.

There are so few autopsies of

Covid dead

carried out that this is the way to

protect

forensic

doctors.

However, Plassmann

does not consider this reason to be comprehensible, as

pathologists

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

deaths

is lower than expected despite the increase.

According to

Plassmann, this is

a good indicator of

better treatment for patients

: the doctors would now act better and

contain

the consequences of

viral diseases

better than at the beginning of the pandemic.

According

to

Plassmann,

the

incidence

value should be

viewed

as a

political and not a scientific value

.

Its function is

to give

the

population

a brand from which stricter

measures

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

same

since the

outbreak of the pandemic

.

Nobody can currently judge from which

limit

a political intervention would be necessary.

According to

Plassmann,

a

more sensible alternative would be

an

index

consisting of values ​​such as

infected people

,

number of tests

,

intensive care

patients

and

mortality

.

Above all, this decision should be made by a committee in which practicing

doctors

and

psychotherapists

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

infectiologists

,

epidemiologists

and

physicists

, who make their statements from a statistical point of view:

"We are not statistical people, but people made of flesh and blood."

Corona pandemic outlook: "Nobody knows what Christmas is like"

Regarding the statements of

Markus Söder

,

Christian Drosten

and

Karl Lauterbach

,

Plassmann

comments

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.

Lothar Wieler

emphasizes that the situation is still under control.

The media would also report more differently on the current situation.

Plassmann

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.

In

his opinion, looking for

a

scapegoat also

makes no sense.

The current situation could not be blamed on the

young generation and parties

, because even without

parties

, the numbers would have increased because of the

virus

"Diffused into society".

Walter Plassmann on corona policy: Avoid absurd regulations at all costs

Plassmann

considers

the alarmist tone, which

politicians

in particular

use,

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

rules

- such as compliance with the

minimum distance

- 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

must pay

a

fine

of 250 euros.

This is not proportionate.

The

politicians

should the public trust, "to take responsibility" rather.

Because even on the emotional state of the man must be taken into consideration:

"Who creates understanding for necessary measures creates acceptance who only threatens creates reactance."

At

Source: merkur

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