Lauterbach: Only the population can still avert lockdown

People in a corona
People in a corona
According to the SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach, only the population can still avert a new lockdown.

“It will depend on how the population behaves. That is more important than individual measures, ”Lauterbach told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Sunday editions).

Many state corona requirements were difficult to check anyway. The question is whether it will be possible to convince a sufficiently large part of the population to restrict contacts. After the latest resolutions by the federal and state governments, he said it would not be good to call for further measures. “They will simply show themselves.” If it is not possible to slow down the exponential growth, “the daily number of cases will rise so rapidly within a very short time that the clinics and health authorities will be overrun”. Then there would be “local shutdowns”, warned Lauterbach. “If we stay in exponential growth, nothing else would be possible in the affected regions after a few weeks. The exponential growth has such a power ??? everyone would understand that nothing more can happen. ”Then the economy would collapse too, he said. Then there will have to be drastic measures, "and they will then be borne by all Prime Ministers," said the SPD politician.