The health authorities in Germany reported 9,164 new infections to the RKI within 24 hours. This is 9.7 percent more than on Saturday last week, when 8354 new infections were registered. In addition, 490 additional deaths related to the coronavirus were reported within 24 hours.
The downward trend of the last few weeks does not seem to continue”, said Wieler.
Scientists present plan against the yo-yo effect
A team led by the Frankfurt virologist Sandra Ciesek and Viola Priesemann from the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen has presented a strategy with which a constant back and forth between lockdown and loosening – the so-called yo-yo effect – avoided and offered a long-term strategy shall be. “We would like to show a future perspective for each individual as well as for society and the economy”, the researchers write in an article published on ZEIT ONLINE.
The researchers believe that transparent communication is necessary so that, based on published figures, people understand why and how restrictions are necessary.
Last December, the physicist Viola Priesemann and other experts called for joint measures across Europe.
Transparent, regional step-by-step plans
With regard to Germany, the researchers now write: “We need well-thought-out step-by-step plans that transparently show which parts of public life can be opened in which order and on the basis of which considerations A stable and safe incidence level is reached, can be relaxed in a targeted, intelligent and regionally graduated manner. Our proposal aims in the medium term at a weekly incidence of 10 per 100,000 inhabitants, wherever possible also lower.
The known values of 25, 35 or 50 represent hard upper limits here to which a sufficient safety margin should be sought. Exceeding the incidence of 50 means, for example, that serious lockdown measures are necessary promptly. “
“A liberal society cannot be completely controlled”
The refore, not anyway, we are sticking to the ambitious goal of low incidence values. Contrary to what is often claimed, this strategy does not oppose the freedom of the population. On the contrary: It wants to motivate people to achieve achievable goals and thereby gain freedom. “
Rapid tests for everyone
The strategy paper also states: “Openings should be accompanied by tests; rapid tests in particular can detect chains of infection at an early stage. In order for contact tracing to take effect and people to be isolated before infection occurs, positive results must be reported.
The se tests should not be a financial hurdle for anyone. ”
The plan was drawn up by Sandra Ciesek, virologist at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, Thomas Czypionka, health economist at the London School of Economics, Armin Nassehi, sociologist at the LMU Munich, Iris Pigeot, statistician at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research, Barbara Prainsack, Political scientist at the University of Vienna, Viola Priesemann, physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and Anita Schöbel, mathematician at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.