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ARD: Drosten fears turbulence after Easter and dares to look forward - "In summer, in a year and a half ..."

2021-02-02T04:35:09.763Z

In the ARD “Tagesthemen”, virologist Christian Drosten spoke about the current corona situation in Germany. He gave a forecast for the summer of 2022 and warned against early easing.



In the ARD “Tagesthemen”, virologist Christian Drosten spoke about the current corona situation in Germany.

He gave a forecast for the summer of 2022 and warned against early easing.

  • Christian Drosten

    is confident that the

    measures taken

    in

    Germany will

    also

    be effective

    against the

    virus variants

    .

  • According to

    Drosten,

    easing

    the measures

    too early

    would lead to

    another sharp increase in the number of

    corona infections *

    .

  • The virologist considers

    travel restrictions

    to be

    sensible

    from a scientific point of view

    .

Berlin -

A positive trend can be seen in

the

corona numbers

in

Germany

.

The number of new infections decreases compared to the previous weeks,

as does

the

7-day incidence

.

Nevertheless, experts warn against

loosening it

too quickly

.

There are still too

many corona deaths

in Germany, the RKI reported

982

on Wednesday

.

In addition, there is great concern about the spread of the

corona mutations

, including the

virus variant B.1.1.7 *

, which has caused an explosion in the number of infections in Great Britain.

Corona travel restrictions in Germany: Drosten considers measures to be scientifically sensible

Recently it was reported that the

Federal Government

in view of the risks of

Corona mutation

through a

travel restrictions

reflect.

"This includes much stricter border controls, especially at the borders to high-risk areas, but also the reduction of air traffic to Germany to almost zero," said Interior Minister

Horst Seehofer

(CSU) according to the

picture

.

From a purely

scientific point of view

, such a procedure

makes sense

, explained

Christian Drosten

in the ARD “Tagesthemen”.

“If we have a lot of infection activity in the country, then the little bit that comes from outside doesn't matter anymore.

But if we have already come a long way, then we also have

to pay attention to what is coming from outside,

”says the virologist at the Berlin Charité.

The purely scientific answer in this matter is much simpler than the political one.

Corona in Germany: Drosten warns against easing too quickly

At the same time,

Drosten

warned

against

loosening

the

Corona *

measures

too quickly

- also with regard to the spread of the

Corona mutations *

.

The virologist was confident on Tuesday evening that the measures taken in Germany would also be effective against the newly discovered, significantly more contagious virus variants.

There is a well-founded hope that "the mutants will not spread as much at first if we

hold out a little longer

".

+

Virologist Christian Drosten warned in the ARD “Tagesthemen” of the corona measures being relaxed too quickly.

© Screenshot / ARD- "Tagesthemen"

At some point, enough people would be

vaccinated

against the

coronavirus

*

to stop

its

exponential increase

, so

Drosten

.

The question, however, is: "How long will it take?" The virologist said he was not sure whether this would happen anytime soon.

"If we imagine the time

after Easter

- we probably

won't

have

vaccinated enough people by then

," said

Drosten

.

The “somewhat naive” idea of

simply ending

all

measures

would inevitably lead to a renewed spread of the

coronavirus *

.

"Then we will get into medical problems again," warned the expert.

Corona in Germany: Drosten with forecast for summer 2022 - "This virus is not harmless"

“Tagesthemen” presenter

Caren Miosga also

asked

Drosten

for a forecast for the

summer of 2022

, with a view to a possible birthday party for his 50th birthday.

"In the summer in a year and a half, I think that you can

celebrate normally

again

," said the virologist.

At this point there will already be many vaccinated people in

Germany

.

In conclusion,

Drosten

said

that it was still important to him to say: “You can

not declare

this

pandemic to

be over.” In

the future, you have to

gradually take

the

measures

back

and see how it works.

“This virus is not harmless.

You cannot simply assume that you have covered the

risk groups

and then dealt with the problem, ”the virologist's appeal.

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

List of rubric lists: © Screenshot / ARD- "Tagesthemen"

Source: merkur

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