this morning, advises the Federal Council, the measures which are displayed with a view to the Corona Virus. The focus is also the theme of the school is: The Canton of Ticino, close to all schools, ETH Zurich is committed to distance education, the University of Zurich has cancelled events. And what school is compulsory people?
so Far, the state government and the Federal office of health presented the view that the closure of the schools would be disproportionate: If the student remained at home, were increased with older Relatives such as grandparents who belong to the vulnerable age group. And the economy would Falter, if parents at home their children are cared for, instead of going to work.
science for closures
scientists consider these Considerations, however, is wrong. Jacques Fellay from the Lausanne University hospital and the ETH Lausanne, as well as the epidemiologist Christian Althaus and Marcel Salathe on demand, in an open letter to the universities, the teaching set. So many schools should be closed, as possible, they say. If we don't do it now, we would be in a week anyway compelled, says Fellay.
teachers President Dagmar Rösler criticized over the Aargauer Zeitung, the authorities. You think up to now far too little to the teacher, says the primary school teacher, and Central President of the Association of Teachers Switzerland. Even among the teachers there is particularly vulnerable persons with pre-existing conditions. The Association expect from the Federal government responses, as in the case of an emergency is to act. Next week, the teachers Association is holding a crisis meeting with various education organizations.
it is Well possible that the Federal Council made recommendations with respect to school. The epidemic law allowed him even to the closure of all schools in the country, in 2012, the population has adopted the law at the ballot box. It is also possible that the Federal Council is cautious, however, individual cantons to close the schools.
How effective are school closures, is debated among scientists. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of school closures. However, you would have to be in an early stage, and then the acceptance of such drastic measures in the population in General is not present, it means.
a Prominent virologist Droste to change his mind
opinions and instructions to change currently in a high Tempo. So, the virologist Christian Drosten of the Berlin Charité has changed his view of school closures. He had thought the day before is probably too short, he said on Thursday in his daily Corona-Podcast. His original idea was that you had to get the work force in the country, especially in the healthcare sector, where many young mothers go out to work, which would be in the case of a school closure, because you would have to take care of their children.
But now, Drosten quoted by a German colleague in the US wrote a study that demonstrates that two combined measures were extremely effective in terms of the mortality rate. So, for example, school closures combined with a event ban. The sooner, the better. And you speak here of a measure for a few weeks.
Created: 13.03.2020, 10:17 PMUpdated Date: 13 March 2020, 10:01