He assumes that Sweden is in a different phase than its neighbors and therefore has higher numbers.

He assumes that Sweden is in a different phase than its neighbors and therefore has higher numbers.

He assumes that Sweden is in a different phase than its neighbors and therefore has higher numbers. Again and again he speaks of herd immunity – that is, the spread of the virus is stopped because more and more people are immune to it, be it because they have overcome the disease or have been vaccinated. Tegnell expects to see signs of immunity in Stockholm as early as May. He relies on mathematical models.

“Sweden’s path does not have to be wrong,” says Claus Wendt from the University of Siegen, who analyzed the background to the Swedish special path. The country has good prerequisites to face the pandemic. The Swedes are generally in good health, there is little poverty and social inequality and people’s health data are recorded. “A similar level of data to record the development and spread of diseases over time is not available for Germany,” said Wendt.

At first glance, it is not obvious that Sweden used its good starting position. In Norway and Denmark, the spread of the virus has not only been slowed down, but suppressed – with such great success that schools, kindergartens, hairdressers and dentists can at least partially reopen.

However, it is still unclear exactly where the Swedes should lead: If herd immunity is the goal, then the country is a little further ahead. The Swedes could escape a second virus wave, Norway, Denmark and Germany risk having to close their country again if they are not prepared.

For the lung specialist Lundbäck, such a new wave would be the better scenario despite everything. “We don’t know enough about possible immunity,” he says. “But we know that we will have drugs available in the fall that will help against the virus.” The most important thing is to test as many as possible. After all, he is in agreement with Tegnell and the government: A few days ago they stated the goal of having significantly more people tested.

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“The Austrian government assures us that we are well prepared for an outbreak. That is not true,” says Loewit, a country doctor, and advises on the matter

Coronavirus

for de-escalation.

Dr.

Günther Loewit

, Country doctor from Lower Austria and author of the book “7 billion for nothing”, in which he accuses the Austrian health system of bureaucraticism and distance from patients, criticizes the Federal Government’s approach to the coronavirus.https://123helpme.me/

Austria is not well prepared

“The Austrian government assures us that we are well prepared for an outbreak. That is not true. From a medical point of view, we fight against windmills with the bravery of a Don Quixote. At some point we will have to accept that COVID-19 is outside our control norms. This People can also reasonably expect the truth, “says the doctor.

“At some point we will have to accept that COVID-19 is outside our control norms”

The current strategy will ultimately lead to fear and crowds in hospitals and supermarkets, which will only spread the virus faster. Loewit: “There is evidently a race between political systems to see who can channel the fear that one has stoked up through senseless health policy measures and how well. There is no reason for fear or even panic.”

© Lukas Beck Dr. Günther Loewit

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The doctor wants the government to de-escalate. It is more about a factual and informative presentation of the facts than an emotional “headline policy”. “It is a special form of the flu virus. Accordingly, not much more will happen than with a known flu epidemic. So we cannot really contain the coronavirus.”

“Make sure you are fine”

When asked what each individual could do to protect themselves from the virus, Loewit says: “It may sound succinct, but you should make sure you’re doing well. Strengthen your immune system, get enough sleep, avoid stress, be healthy feed.”

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The country doctor advises older people who belong to the risk group: “Avoid supermarkets and crowded waiting rooms.”

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Our politicians slept through everything !! Just talk nonsense and have no idea of ​​the right immediate measures! Not to be outdone in terms of inability!

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Minutes of the meeting suggest that the government has raised the population’s fear of infection with the

Coronavirus

could have consciously reinforced. According to the paper published by the Ö1 morning journal on Monday, Chancellor has

Sebastian Kurz

(ÖVP) said that the population should have no fear of infection or the death of relatives. The Chancellery relativizes the statements.

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In addition to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Health and Interior Ministers, civil servants and health experts took part in the meeting of the Ministry of Health’s Corona Task Force on March 12. According to the protocol, Kurz had concerns that he was not yet feeling any real concern from the population. Whereupon the tropical medicine specialist Herwig Kollaritsch said that one had to make it clear to the population that it was a potentially fatal disease and not a simple flu.

Playing with the fear of the population

According to the protocol, Kollaritsch cited communications relating to the British measles epidemic of the 1990s as an example. There they played with the fear of the population. And the protocol goes on to say: “Briefly clarifies that people should be afraid of infection or that their parents / grandparents will die. On the other hand, the fear of food shortages, power outages, etc. should be taken away from the population.”

Briefly put into perspective

A spokesman for the Chancellor said that Kurz only showed understanding for the fear for family members. In any case, the Chancellor had subsequently spoken out with drastic statements – for example with the warning issued at the end of March that everyone would soon know someone who had died of Corona. According to Ö1, Kollaritsch himself stated that he did not speak of a game with fear in Austria. Without a drastic choice of words, the population would not have accepted the government’s measures, he says.

Opposition outraged

Opposition parties have expressed outrage at reports that the government may have deliberately increased public fears of being infected with the coronavirus. “You don’t do something like that,” said SPÖ vice-club boss Jörg Leichtfried. Criticism also came from the FPÖ and NEOS. The accusation was rejected by expert staff member and MedUni Vienna rector Markus Müller.

“There is something fishy about fighting the crisis”

“There is something fishy about fighting the crisis,” said Leichtfried. “If it turned out today that the people in Austria should apparently be consciously scared, then I think that is extremely worrying.” Leichtfried referred, for example, to the already frightened nursing home residents who cannot receive relatives – “then there is still a moment of frightening. You don’t do something like that if you are responsible for crisis policy.”

Kickl: “A special class scandal”

For FPÖ club bob man

Herbert Kickl

This “scare tactics” run through the communication of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) “like a red thread”. It is “the software of the ‘new normal’ of the new people’s party”. The “horror images” of “100,000 dead” or “everyone will soon know someone who died of Corona” are still “well remembered”. These should probably “lay the basis for the massive encroachments on fundamental rights that the government has set and planned to go further – keyword app requirement”, according to Kickl. The protocol is “probably just the tip of the iceberg”, he speculated and spoke of a “scandal of the extra class”.

Criticism also came from the NEOS: party leader

Beate Meinl-Reisinger

clearly opposed “a policy of fear”. She certainly trusts the government to have deliberately appealed to the people’s fear. It still misses information on the basis of which assessments the government makes its decision. Anyone who cannot present anything here must obviously act with fear, she said.

MedUni rector denied

The rector of the Meduni Vienna, Markus Müller, who is a member of the government’s expert staff, clearly rejected reports of scare tactics. “There was certainly no talk of scare-mongering. But there was certainly concern that the population’s awareness of COVID-19 was not yet adequate.”

“There was certainly no talk of scaremongering”

Müller pointed out that at the time of the meeting (March 12) it was just becoming clear that there was a massive problem in Tyrol and that the situation in Italy was spiraling out of control. “That was certainly a trigger for the (then set, note) measures. And also the fact that it was no longer possible to trace all chains of infection.” Austria was also confronted with “a very steep increase in infections” at the time. It was clear that this had to be dampened, “because otherwise one would find himself in a situation that was difficult or impossible to control”.

The meeting also discussed public awareness of the disease, said Müller. “It was the case that at the beginning, at least in February, the population was not yet sufficiently aware of the disease Covid-19. This was discussed as being crucial for the success of the measures.” And that the disease “has been underestimated in public opinion. And that this could be a problem.” The fact that the measures finally took effect is thanks to the increased awareness in the population, emphasized Müller.

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The domestic companies use in the

Corona crisis

short-time work continues to be strong. As of April 24, there were 88,604 approvable Corona short-time working applications for 1.1 million jobs, said the Minister of Labor

Christine Aschbacher

(ÖVP) on Monday. This corresponds to an increase of more than 25,000 applications and an additional 230,000 potentially affected jobs compared to the previous week.

“The rush to the Corona short-time work is still enormous and exceeds all expectations,” said Labor Minister Aschbacher, commenting on the current figures. The Public Employment Service (AMS) is currently processing 97,709 applications for Corona short-time work, and 9,105 applications still have to be reworked. “Both the processing time and the quality of the submitted applications have once again improved massively,” said Aschbacher.

“The rush to the Corona short-time work exceeds all expectations”

According to the Ministry of Labor, 68,495 short-time working applications with a total amount of around 6.7 billion euros have already been approved.

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Visiting is forbidden in nursing homes and grandchildren stay at home – for the sake of Omi’s health. While younger people get infected with the new one

Coronavirus

often hardly notice, it can be difficult for the elderly. So the conclusion is obvious: In countries with a comparatively large number of old people, there are more deaths. But it’s not that easy.

According to demographic researchers, the age structure of a population does indeed play a major role in Corona. If two societies are generally similar and comparable, for example in terms of health standards and the mortality rate, more people will die of Covid-19 in an older society than in a younger one, says Mikko Myrskylä, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Rostock.

Germany as a good example

But the example of Germany in particular shows that the age structure does not necessarily play the greatest role: Germans are one of the oldest societies in the world, around a quarter of the population is 65 years or older. Compared to other European countries – which have a very similar age structure – the death rate there is, however, significantly lower, at least currently.

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One reason for the many corona deaths in Italy and Spain is that several generations often live there in one house, says Myrskylä. Older people are so much more exposed to the risk of infection than in Germany, for example, where they usually live separately from children and grandchildren.

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