“The exponential growth was slowed down until mid-November, but the numbers are still high. And that is dangerous with a view to the delayed increase in hospital admissions and patient numbers in intensive care units, "he told the news portal" Watson ".
The epidemiologist believes that it is right to keep schools and daycare centers open. "If possible, they should not be closed because education should be offered to all students even under Corona conditions," he said. From an epidemiological point of view, it makes sense so that the released pupils do not have any new contacts outside of the class. "By the Christmas holidays we should be able to keep the schools open with the measures already introduced," he said. Ulrichs advocates self-isolation even with cold symptoms. “If it is somehow feasible, self-isolation could protect against further transmission, possibly also by wearing a mask at home. And it would definitely make sense. Because reducing transmission within households would help a lot in preventing the virus from spreading to other groups and areas, ”says Ulrichs.