Lockdown and ban on contact: The 178 experts say the Corona measures

The current Corona-measures are useful? 178 experts from various health disciplines participated in a survey of scientists from Tübingen and Hamburg and the current interventions assessed.

The consent of health experts by the Federal government of the measures taken has decreased in the last few weeks. Although the majority still holds, the measures as useful (51 percent), in March it was at 80.7 percent, is still significantly more.

The scientists report to Virology-Professor Michael Schindler from the University hospital of Tübingen and Steffen Moritz, a Professor of psychiatry at the University hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf. You have an anonymous Online survey for experts from the fields of Virology, Microbiology, Hygiene, tropical medicine, immunology, Internal medicine and intensive care medicine created.

178 participants answered their questions. From these results, the scientists reported now, and they were also the results that they have already won in a first survey with 197 participants in the March.

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The mouth-nose protection, the scientists ambivalent were

Thus, more than seven out of ten respondents agreed rules for maintaining the distance and the prohibition of large-scale events were in favour of the scientists. Day – care centre and school closures saw, however, only less than 5 percent as a meaningful Intervention.

67 percent of the respondents were with the management of the crisis, the Federal government is satisfied, reports the "Spiegel". As a rather relatively almost eight out of ten respondents (77 percent) had classified the restrictions of movement and freedom of Assembly, and more.

The assessment of the experts to the course and Severity of the disease had not changed significantly, the scientists report.

A mouth-nose protection, the respondents are ambivalent toward were. While the clear majority (more than 70 percent) feared a wrong use, and also a protective effect has not been proven scientifically, many people were in favour of Wearing masks on a Bus, train or Tram.

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    "In this context, it has surprised us the discrepant attitude towards the topic of respiratory masks. Although there is no or conflicting evidence for the efficacy of their protective effect is not known, in favour of a large part of the Wear, for example in the ÖPNV", Schindler says. "Scientists are also only humans and seem to be on some issues, rather your gut feeling to vertrauen", he adds.

    One of the three experts saw freedom of opinion and expression in science threatened

    62 percent, almost two out of three scientists, supported in the new survey, the public and economic life, but to wear masks in everyday life. In the first interview in March had agreed to only 16.8 percent, and so not even two out of ten respondents agreed.

    Also the media, the experts are now more critical than in March. While in the first survey, nearly eight out of ten respondents (79.7 per cent) felt that the reporting is factual, it was now nearly six out of ten (59 percent). One of the three experts saw also the freedom of opinion and expression in science is threatened, as the creators of the investigation from Hamburg and Tübingen reports.

    "From our point of view questionable Ergebnis", Schindler explains. If a third of the colleagues and colleagues in their freedom of expression is threatened, we ought to our discussion of culture, in principle, be questioned."

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