Eva Schernhammer, doctor and professor at the Department of Epidemiology at MedUni Vienna, considers the FFP2 mask requirement to be a “very efficient measure”. She also believes in more drastic measures for the unvaccinated.
8:14 a.m., September 16, 2021
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“The epidemic is over by the end of the year” – with this forecast has come Eva Schernhammer, Doctor and professor at the Department of Epidemiology at MedUni Vienna, leaned far out the window at the beginning of the year. She still holds on to this today, even if it “looks different for the vaccinated than for the unvaccinated”, as she does in the Ö1 morning journal stressed on Thursday.
“If you get vaccinated, you can get the pandemic under control for yourself,” said the professor. But now it’s about that Principle of solidarity in societySince it is not just about one’s own health, said Schernhammer, the measures and overburdened hospitals would affect everyone much more. The pandemic is currently delaying unnecessarily, precisely because the vaccination rate is so low.
Creeping introduction of the 1-G rule
She finds the government’s catalog of measures well thought out. Especially that the FFP2 mask requirement was reintroduced, it was important, it was a “very efficient measure,” said Schernhammer. In view of the increasing numbers, further measures will and must follow in the next few weeks, according to the professor, with “urgent steps”, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.
the 1-G rule will probably gradually find its way into it: “You don’t have to say it so openly. It will happen that the unvaccinated will not be allowed to do certain things,” said the epidemiologist. Schernhammer does not want to comment specifically on what these will be. However, a further tightening is conceivable, for example in the gastro area.
Corona measures in schools critical
Schernhammer takes a critical view of the new regulation at the schools, according to which only the person directly next to you has to be quarantined in the event of a corona infection. Let it be a “Tightrope act”to enable the students to live as normal a life as possible as long as not enough people are vaccinated.