The crown’s numbers are rising again – a development that was predictable, lung specialist Arshang Valipour said on Monday in “ZIB2”. The number of cases is expected to increase further in the coming weeks.
The last wave of omicrons has already shown that we are “very heavily burdened” – on the one hand by the high number of patients in the hospital, but also on the other by the absences and leave of staff. Overall, the new wave is a “burden” in the summer.
Overall, Omicron leads to less frequent intensive care unit stays and less severe courses. This is also related to the fact that a significant part of the population has been vaccinated or infected three times. Above all, the combination offers good protection against difficult processes. In addition, there are now good therapies that save patients from the “horror of the intensive care unit.”
The fourth stitch is recommended for those over 65 and those who have an increased risk of a severe course. Those who do not have an increased risk of a severe course, are vaccinated three times and do not live in a household with endangered people, can wait until the autumn with the fourth vaccination.
It is quite possible to become infected with the corona several times and, like the flu, it is not uncommon. He assumes that the “virus has remained”. However, Valipour considers the abolition of quarantine regulations to be “a little premature”: the numbers are still too high, the vaccination only protects for a limited time, and we also know “too little about different mutations” so “we can deal”. it’s calmer “.
From a medical point of view, he does not believe that another lock-in could take place in the autumn, but it is a “political decision”.