German epidemiologist Alexander von stradonitz came up with an original proposal to weaken the quarantine and specially infected with the coronavirus young people to develop herd immunity.
A leading doctor who predicted coronavirus crisis in Europe, is now calling on the government to end the quarantine. He believes that the lock may be too long and will cause more harm than the virus, and developed a plan for safe exit.
“It is impossible to wait for the vaccine. The fastest that can be a vaccine for six months. From experience, I would say that actually even closer to a year. We can’t stay locked from six months to a year. If we did this, our society and our culture would be destroyed.
Previously the lock was the only option to slow the spread and prevent the congestion of hospitals. But now we must consider the possibility that a prolonged lockout could cause more harm than the virus”.
He believes that the quarantine can be removed by following the simple plan of three points:
- 1. The elderly and people from risk groups that are most vulnerable to the virus must be isolated:
“If they have to go – okay, but they should wear masks or respirators with protection FFP.
- 2. We need to move from social distancing to what is called “smart distance”:
“We need to adapt the distance to the situation. For example, the cashier in the supermarket checkout will be at risk throughout the day. He needs to wear a mask, he needs the appropriate hygiene measures. The taxi driver needs to learn not to touch your face after contact with money.”
- 3. We need to let young people become infected with the virus:
“People younger than 50 years very, very unlikely to die or get really sick from coronavirus. We should allow them to get infected so they can develop immunity”. Outbreak will be brought under control, and hospitals will not be overloaded.
According to the Professor, children are least at risk, so the schools and kindergartens must first remove the quarantine. This decision is taken by Denmark, which plans to open the school after Easter.