Close together and without a Mouth guard: a virologist Demos called recipe for Disaster

A case from the USA affects the whole world. The death of George Floyd moved the masses, the "Black Lives Matter"movement brings people together. In the past

Close together and without a Mouth guard: a virologist Demos called recipe for Disaster

A case from the USA affects the whole world. The death of George Floyd moved the masses, the "Black Lives Matter"movement brings people together. In the past week, and on weekends have also been held in German cities demonstrations.

But how honorable is it to put in the debate to racism is a sign – now crowded to frolic on demonstrations, is risky. How risky, the virologist Friedemann Weber explains in an interview with FOCUS Online.

"Basically, it is out there less dangerous than the inside," explains Weber, Director of the Institute for Virology at the University of Giessen. Therefore, the risk to non-infected, in closed, well-ventilated rooms was much higher. However, a risk for Contracting the disease would also be in the open. Aerosols containing virus particles could also spread here and inhaled. Photo: JLU / Rolf K. Wegst Friedemann Weber, Director of the Institute for Virology at the University of Giessen.

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"to Me, the hair"

"were I to compare the like with the smoke of a cigarette," explains the virologist. "If near someone that was Smoking – then you will notice the in an enclosed space immediately. Then this smoke for a long time in the air. Outside, the smoke is faster, but you can smell him even – and also inhalation. It you can catch it.“

This should not be forgotten in the gatherings of people. Although there were people who kept largely to the rules, such as wearing a mask and that there is sufficient distance to other protesters to comply with. Here the risk of contagion is significantly reduced.

"But I've also seen pictures and my hair stood to mountains", says the virologist. "If people are sealing protection pushed to close to each other, without the Mouth – this is a recipe for Disaster. Since it is only a matter of time until the first super spreader noticeable.“

in the past few weeks, there were always demonstrations. Although you do not heard of different cases of super – spreaders, however, of those that had been infected at Demos and spread the Virus. Instead, there were some cases of private family celebrations. "This is certainly due to the fact that it is at such gatherings is much harder, of cases to keep track of," explains the virologist.

increase in infections is "question of probability"

to have No one to give love to, by irrational on such an event plugged in. In addition, it takes time to infections and also super made spreader noticeable. In the Wake of the demonstrations at the weekend, could crystallize this out so first. "This is simply a question of probability, which is increased by such behavior, of course," explains the virologist. Perhaps the demonstrations would demonstrate later in the case of numbers.

For the protection of the health, it would be taken, according to Weber, strictly from a virological point of view, of course better, such events to. But it is also about society and politics. Nevertheless, Weber appealed to the people participating in the Demos. To hold to reason, to wear consistently a Mouth guard, distance. "That's what I would see as a good compromise," explains the virologist. With a Smartphone in the Corona-crisis: how to protect your children on the Internet!

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"Anyone can be a spreader for the Super"

people would have to make a thing to be aware of: "Anyone can be a spreader for Super," says the virologist. "That's not necessarily someone with a special genetics, with a particularly high viral load. It is someone who is the 'right' time in the 'right' place is. It is simply a matter of opportunity.“

Who are the rules overboard, throw to go to such meetings, the unprotected and crowded over a longer period of time in a large mass of people staying in - the-creating exactly such an opportunity. Could be the spreader to the Super, could infect many people and for your condition be responsible.

"Ask yourself the question: 'do I Want this?'", Weber advises. You see the PCP you See in the victims of everyday racism to speak: "There has been talk started early in the school's" FOCUS Online victims of everyday racism: "It started early in the school"

Updated Date: 08 June 2020, 11:27

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