Fewer infections with other diseases through corona protective measures
The protective measures in the corona pandemic have after a Analysis of the AOK Northeast in the autumn other infectious diseases severely thwarted. For the cash register, this is proof that many people in Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania adhere to the rules in the partial lockdown. Even if the corona numbers are still much too high in many places – at Flu or bronchitis The statistics show effects that for the cash register cannot be related to coincidences alone.
So were from the end of September to mid-November compared to the same periods of the previous year 50 percent less AOK insured in the northeast on sick leave because of the flu, as the cash register announced on Sunday. However, more people probably have it too Get vaccinated against influenza. There are no figures on this for the region yet.
Everyday masks, frequent hand washing and keeping distance rules Apparently, however, other infectious diseases were also more often in check than in the past Gastrointestinal infections and pneumonia according to the AOK by a good third. In acute Bronchitis they even decreased by more than half.
In the first weeks of the partial lockdown in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, this trend was even more pronounced than in the capital. One possible explanation is that in Berlin also with contact restrictions still more people meet than in large countries, for example in local public transport.
In total, the AOK analysis includes more than 63,000 sick leave from Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Around every fourth inhabitant of these federal states is insured with her according to the AOK. For the comparison periods, the fund used data from 2017, 2018 and 2019. (dpa)