protective masks do not work
(RKI) Robert Koch Institute Corona: Disinfection and mouth protection in everyday life unnecessary – stop using them! (german) down translate.
We are now wearing protective masks on the crisis team (german)
RKI has been an absolute failure. Only yesterday did they lift the requirement that you needed to have visited a “corona hot-spot” like China or Italy to be allowed to get a test. And nobody is calling them out. It’s the opposite, politics and media are portraying rki as a voice of reason, “please unwashed people, just listen to what the rki has to say and obey”.
During the time that the first deaths were being reported from Italy, RKI were the ones that were saying it was unlikely that coronavirus would spread in Germany and they didn’t even give a reason why this should be the case This is tragic, considereing that it caused the government to do absolutely nothing for weeks.
Now PPE is running out even before the death wave has even started properly.
28.02.2020, 1:02 p.m. (link english)
RKI zu Corona: Disinfection and mouth protection in everyday life unnecessary
Experts consider disinfectants and protective masks against the corona virus to be unnecessary in everyday life. Soap and water are enough, according to the Robert Koch Institute. Disinfection is only appropriate when dealing with patients and in clinics.
According to experts from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), disinfectants and protective masks against the novel corona virus are unnecessary in everyday life. Soap and water were sufficient in public dealings , said Vice President of the RKI, Lars Schaade, on Friday in Berlin. Large-scale disinfection is only advisable when dealing with patients and in hospitals, otherwise the probability “that you will encounter the virus somewhere and pick it up by hand is not very high”.
Sneezing in the crook of the arm and disposable handkerchiefs recommended
The virus is transmitted by droplets. According to Schaade, regular hand washing and a correct sneeze and cough label, such as coughing and sneezing in the elbows and disposable handkerchiefs, are therefore much more effective.
According to science, mouth protection is also unnecessary in everyday life
The RKI expert also emphasized that there is no scientific evidence that mouth-nose protection is used in everyday life. But people could practice not touching their faces as often. After all, every person grabs their faces about 200 times a day on average. In the event of contact with the sick or for medical personnel, nose and mouth protection offers protection.
Corona infections mostly like mild colds
Most corona infections are mild, according to the RKI . They run “like a mild cold” and are usually over after 10 to 14 days, said Schaade. In some of the patients, the condition worsened after nine days. In these more severe cases, it could take three or four, in extreme cases up to six weeks.