We would endure the second Lockdown at all? Distorted perception is the biggest danger

what is threatening anyone Who wanted to know in Germany, while the Corona high phase, then, had to actually look regularly to Austria. Whether to mask duty, So

We would endure the second Lockdown at all? Distorted perception is the biggest danger

what is threatening anyone Who wanted to know in Germany, while the Corona high phase, then, had to actually look regularly to Austria. Whether to mask duty, Social Distancing, or Lockdown, the neighbors are revealed by their time-shifted pandemic-a look into the crystal ball.

for this reason, the message was a re-introduction of the mask is compulsory in Austria's supermarkets and Bank branches in the German media quickly round. In addition to the containment of the infection events, the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian relies on the symbolism of the mask: "The more it disappears from our everyday life, the greater the carelessness is."

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The decision is a departure from the steady easing policy which Austria pursues after the lifting of lock-downs since the middle of April. The reason is the increase in the Infection levels of the last few weeks.

Austria is on the brake, which raises across the border in Germany, the following questions: to what Extent would our society, the Corona-reverse gear, if required by the situation? And: Would the German citizens, a second long-term Lockdown – whether locally or nationally - it - and support it? Finally, the local infection events and the following limitations, in the district of Gütersloh have been limited to a few weeks.

risk assessment. since the beginning of the pandemic dramatically

changed "The people have lost most of their fear of the Virus," says Ulrich Wagner The Professor of social psychology at the University of Marburg is sceptical about the Corona-carrying capacity of German society.

One reason: the change in the risk assessment. Had felt at the beginning of the crisis, many people by the Coronavirus is actually threatened, a reduction in the fear of the pandemic in the last few weeks gradually: "Many people have experienced that they themselves are not victims of the Virus and the risk of Covid-ill 19, is perceived as less likely."

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enticing A Virus without terror, "especially young people, to meet in this context, riskier decisions". This is, scientifically speaking, although polite. But, in reality, the joy of images resulting from the described risk as Mallorca or Berlin, where hundreds of young people forgot any hygiene rules in the rapture of recovered freedom.

Regardless of age, Wagner recognizes in the population, a Weariness, to continue studying intensively with the issue of Corona "unlike at the beginning of the pandemic". Also, the startle people to be more Laissez-Faire.

Again, Lockdown would be perceived as a huge injustice

And yet something is different today than just a few months ago: As the Virus in the beginning of March from China to Italy and finally to Germany spread, gathered, the company behind the Maxim "Flatten the curve" – that is, the common goal is to prevent the spread of the Virus through a collective custom behavior. AP quarantine in history after the Corona onset in the meat factory Tönnies (icon image).

In the population would be so entitled were created – the feeling of having achieved something and the expectation that these efforts would have been worth it, says Wagner. In this context, people would tend to the Virus is sub-consciously as a human interaction partner perceive. This should recognise the efforts of the company.

The result of this distorted perception: "A new Lockdown, many of us would understand subjectively as unjust, although there is no direct culprit."

information policy is. for acceptance of local Lockdowns crucial

Totally, the company would not feel the mercy of your subjective Injustice, and their Corona-Blues in the case of a local lock downs, however, The right remedy, in order not to lose the citizens, would have found the leaders already, believes Wagner: "the Decisive factor will continue to be, the extent to which people feel, to get consistent and coherent information about it, why is it just you and why are you re-limitations need to share."

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The information policy of the governments and responsible institutions during the past months has been from many sides. In regular Briefings by the Robert Koch Institute and representatives of the Federal and state governments about the current status of the pandemic informed. This approach was also on a smaller scale, in the case of local outbreaks is necessary, says Wagner.

From a social psychological point of view, moreover, the temporal limitation in the case of local infection is a advantage of events. "As soon as people are able to foresee, when it is over, are you even willing to follow stricter conditions", cites Wagner to a study at the LMU in Munich. The participants in the study had opted for a shorter and tougher measures to contain the Coronavirus. 36 percent were able to imagine a drastic tightening of the Output limits for a few weeks, and even 71 percent claimed to be willing to stick to it.

For dealing with local Hotspots are the important information. Because they show that Germany's citizens would be able, Once again, for a limited time, for the purposes of the company to take back – even if it is difficult.

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Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 02:27

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