Radical rethinking necessary: Contagion mainly takes place via aerosols
In an open letter, leading German aerosol scientists call for a radical rethink on the part of the federal and state governments regarding the corona measures. With their clear words, they have received a lot of media attention in the last few days.
- Infection takes place mainly through infectious aerosols indoors: "If we want to get the pandemic under control, we have to make people aware that the danger is lurking INSIDE," the researchers said.
- The clear findings have long been scientifically proven, but are not “translated into practical action” by politics.
- The central demand: Instead of banning meetings in parks and enforcing curfews, the responsible politicians at the federal and state level should concentrate on infection protection indoors.
Six points for more security indoors
The researchers specify their demands on six valid points. In addition to consistent, intensive ventilation and stricter mask requirements in interiors, they further demand, among other things:
- "Air purifiers and filters are to be installed wherever people have to stay longer in closed rooms (dormitories, schools, old people's and nursing homes, care facilities, offices and other workplaces)."
"This is a clear request from leading aerosol experts in this country," says Carsten Hermann, co-developer of AiroDoctor. “Professional air purifiers such as the AiroDoctor are available to ensure more safety indoors. This is the only way to really reduce the risk of infection. "
Read the full text of the open letter here: