According to a study, almost every tenth person infected with corona goes to work despite being ill. Nine percent of those who are ill appear with a mild course and despite positive tests in the office or in the company, according to a study "Working 2022" by the company health insurance company Pronova BKK, which is available to the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday).
17 percent work from home, another 17 percent stay at home for a few days until the worst symptoms pass. 8 percent then decide what is going on at work. 33 percent of those surveyed stay at home with a mild course of corona until they are healthy again. 16 percent of those surveyed had not yet contracted the corona virus.
Most often, employees go to the company despite back pain (49 percent), 38 percent despite allergies, as the study further states. A third of the employees with psychosomatic or psychological complaints appear at work.
From the point of view of medical professionals, working despite illness is questionable, especially in the case of contagious infections. "Anyone who does not recover in peace runs the risk of viral diseases also attacking the heart or other organs or of symptoms suppressed by medication becoming worse," says Gerd Herold, a consultant doctor at Pronova BKK. "In addition, employees can be infected." For example, being in the office despite a positive corona test is “an unreasonable risk”.