Pharmacists from Stuttgart welcome the offer that FFP-2 masks will be issued free of charge to groups that are particularly at risk from the coronavirus. More than 143,000 people are eligible in Stuttgart. But there is criticism of the implementation. It is a “push-button action”.
Stuttgart – It is not a new finding that FFP-2 masks offer more protection against infection with the coronavirus than, for example, surgical masks or a self-made, aesthetically more appealing face mask. Now the federal government wants to take this insight seriously. Before Christmas, people over the age of 60 and people with certain pre-existing conditions should receive a certain number of such masks for free. It is questionable whether the issue can start this week as announced.