Infectiologists warns: Christmas could increase the spread of the coronavirus
At the moment, it looks like visits at Christmas could increase the spread of the coronavirus. A “normal life” is therefore not possible in December, says doctor Bernd Salzberger. However, the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer gives hope.
The infectiologist Bernd Salzberger warns that Christmas meetings could intensify the spread of the coronavirus. The past few years had shown that the holidays were a kick-start for the spread of influenza, said the doctor from the Regensburg University Hospital in the Funke media group’s newspapers. “People travel all over Germany, mingle everywhere, you meet your old classmates in the pub. If we’re unlucky, it could be similar to Corona.” He emphasized that there will be “no normal life” in December. “That cannot be, and it would not be sensible.”
It is too early for that because the results are preliminary
With a view of vaccine development progress, Salzberger expressed himself confidently: “It is getting better. Now there is a vaccination, that is the big breakthrough.” The data are outstanding. “Of course, we don’t yet know how good the vaccination is in all age groups. It is too early for that because the results are preliminary. But one thing must be said very clearly: These results show us that we can prevent this infection with vaccinations. “
The German company Biontech and the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer were the first western manufacturers to present promising data from their clinical tests last Monday. Accordingly, your vaccine offers more than 90 percent protection against Covid-19. The companies reportedly want to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval for the vaccine this month.
Infectiologist warns: Christmas could increase the spread of the coronavirus
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