He treated the first German Corona-patients: Munich chief physician fears new wave

in Front of the pharmacy, the people stood in the queue. Breathing masks were sold out. Who was lucky, got hold of even a disinfectant. Cafes were deserted. Lat

He treated the first German Corona-patients: Munich chief physician fears new wave

in Front of the pharmacy, the people stood in the queue. Breathing masks were sold out. Who was lucky, got hold of even a disinfectant. Cafes were deserted. Late at night on 27. January had been announced by the Bavarian Ministry of health, the country's first coronavirus case. It was one of the employees of the automotive supplier Webasto in stockdorf near Munich. In the days that followed, prevailed in this District of Gauting state of emergency.

doctor's offices in stick village with about 4000 inhabitants reported by anxious Calls from patients, many health professionals thought at the time, is exaggerated. People are behaving as if the plague had broken out, scolded a family doctor. Half a year later, Doctors wear in the whole of Germany, in the consultation, the mouth-nose protection, keep distance and order patient with fever isolated from others. The economy is beat after several weeks of Lockdown heavy. Germany killed far far more than 9000 Corona-Infected, the world now even more than 600 000.

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the First German Corona-the Infected: they had a "totaly healthy"

The first infected employees of the company Webasto - at the end, there were 14 who were treated in Bavaria - it went well. They were "totaly healthy," said Clemens Wendtner, chief physician of the clinic for infectious diseases in Munich, clinic Schwabing, where the patients ended up almost symptom-free on the isolation ward. His assessment of the very first patients with only mild flu symptoms at the time: Not worse than the Influenza.

Meanwhile, Wendtner has treated hundreds of patients - and the world is learning almost daily about the lung disease Covid-19. Permanent damage are not excluded, says Wendtner today. He speaks of the Covid-lungs - in many patients, the lung is not even months after recovery, are still fully functional. One of the sick employees of Webasto suffers until today to Taste - also a consequence. The Virus attacks the nerve paths. Some suffered failure in the acute Phase of heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, or renal. dpa/-/Munich, clinic/dpabild Clemens Wendtner, the chief doctor of the hospital in Schwabing.

"Covid-19 is a system disease,"

"Undoubtedly, Covid-19 is a disease," says Christoph Spinner, Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich. The Virus could ultimately infect every cell of the body. For statements about late it is, very early on. "Now you have to track very carefully the people and see How goes it in the context of the convalescence?" Especially in the case of people with very severe, the recovery could take many months. Some were alone for several months in the hospital.

"Everyone, the Covid-19 has made, is a cautionary tale for opponents," says Wendtner. "No one today would be so presumptuous as to say that We have done everything right." the He is worried about the carelessness of the people and fear with a view beyond the borders of a new wave. "I see a bit of the water to curl. Whether it is a big wave, you see." The more important solidarity of the people in the observance of protection measures, such as Hygiene, spacing and the mask duty. Of it depends on how quickly the Virus is spreading, if the summer of the effect of heat, UV light, and more distance wegfalle outside. dpa/Peter Kneffel/dpa the main building of the company Webasto: Here are the first Corona-infections in Germany had their starting point.

Webasto has good

Webasto has been demonstrated half a year ago successfully, how you can defeat the Virus: with a complete interruption of all contacts, in which the infection can be transmitted. A Chinese colleague had introduced the Virus in the case of a business trip, unknowingly, in. Shortly after the discovery of the infections, the company closed the location floor of the village for 14 days. After the hastily announced the Shutdown took employees quickly Laptops from their jobs - and the next day brought bread time.

it seemed a long time. Meanwhile, the employee from working in many companies for months from home. And the end of the pandemic is not predictable. In April, the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the people could not return for the foreseeable future to normal life; but, the social distance would have to live.

vaccine as a hope, but is still

last hope rests mainly on vaccination. There are encouraging initial results. Nevertheless, experts expect a a licensed vaccine at the earliest in the course of the next year. In Parallel, work on drugs. So far, only the originally against Ebola developed in the medium Remdesivir for Covid-19 is approved in the EU as a first step, but not a panacea.

of concern to Doctors as a possible together with the usual wave of Flu hit in the Winter with a new Corona-wave, as it also fears the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU). There is a tear would be a sample for the health system. Wendtner therefore recommends that this year the flu vaccination.

"We will carry Covid-19 in the year 2021,"

"We will carry Covid-19 in the year 2021," says Wendtner. Whether all the many can take place in 2021-shifted events of the Olympic Games to the Octoberfest, then, as before, was open. "There is question mark behind it."

He appealed to the authorities to draw Lessons from the pandemic: More protective clothing, rapidly available beds in the hospitals and more medicines and chemicals for Tests from their own country. "We have learned from the pandemic, that a resilience - the ability to survive a crisis - is also in the health sector is necessary." The health system should not be "on edge" stitched. You have to prepare for possible further and possibly different kind of pandemics.

Still, it is not clear exactly where the Virus came from, whether it's animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan was really the Wild, since there are already reports of a new pathogen. Scientists from China report a new variant of the swine flu Virus, which could develop the potential for a pandemic among humans. Temperatures soar to the top: the Azores brings up the long-awaited summer PCP temperatures soar to the top: the Azores brings up the long-awaited summer After the EU summit: Reporter brings Merkel with the unpleasant question in expository FOCUS Online/Wochit After the EU summit: Reporter brings Merkel with the unpleasant question in expository

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Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 07:27

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