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Top virologist Drosten: The Virus is spread in the whole of Germany

The hitherto distinct regional differences in the Coronavirus epidemic in Germany will be resolved according to the virologist Christian Drosten.

The initial effect of the Virus spreading after Introductions, initially highly local, as previously in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, will always continue to blur, said the Charité-scientists on Thursday in the NDR Podcast.

It is already seen that the “local clustering” definition so slowly. “The Virus is spread now over the next weeks and months, over the summer, in the whole of Germany.” To get this more uniform distribution of it in spite of the measures for social distancing, as there are still Transfers.

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"Positive Surprises are möglich"

One of the Lessons from the Spanish flu is that one has to take into account changes in the Background of the epidemic: at the Time, some U.S. cities would have at first noticed nothing from it, Drosten. Over the summer there had been a drive-by, more uniform distribution, and then in the Winter, to chains of Infection in all places.

Even positive Surprises are possible, said Drosten. There are many rest give still questions about the role of the children in Sars-CoV-2. Also put in the house to keep, apparently, but relatively few people, such as new data from China suggested. Perhaps there is a hitherto unnoticed background immunity due to common Cold coronaviruses. Such aspects needed to clarify the research.

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