According tomedia reports, with the arrival of the cold season, the new crown virus is raging with new intensity. The number of daily cases in the United States has increased in the past few weeks, while the number of new cases of coronary pneumonia has been on the rise in most European countries. Unlike the US, summers will be easier in most EU countries. European governments are bracing for a second wave of outbreaks, and they are ready to take new steps to contain them.
It is reported that Germany is one of the developed countries that responded to the first wave of the epidemic and achieved positive results. The country has carried out large-scale testing activities to detect infections as early as possible, and although thousands of people have tested positive, it has managed to keep the mortality rate below 10,000. A few weeks ago, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, announced new strategies to deal with the second wave of outbreaks, including regional restrictions and fines that would allow the government to deal with local hotspots rather than locking up the country. Germany is currently implementing five safety measures, known as AHACL in German, to reduce the spread of the virus. You may be familiar with three of these, the AHA in the AHACL mentioned above, namely social distance, hygiene, and masks. There is no control over the fourth measure. But Germany has a new and unexpected new treatment for coronary pneumonia, which can be used immediately wherever it is.
“C” represents a new crown warning application developed by the government. A contact tracking app for COVID-19 automates the process of tracking potential contacts to some extent. Registration for such apps is voluntary, and apps built on the Apple-Google joint API will run worldwide. But the responsibility for developing and promoting applications rests with the Government.
“L” is more interesting. It stands for “Luften”, which means ventilated the room. This seems to mean that one of the new coronavirus transmission routes is air. However, WHO and others have only acknowledged that the new coronavirus can be transmitted through aerosols, but have not issued clear guidelines stressing the importance of air transmission. Good ventilation and “AHA” measures can further reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus indoors – at least as the German government seems to think.
“Regular impact ventilation in all private and public rooms can significantly reduce the risk of infection,” the official advice explains. “
According to the Guardian, Germany already has a practice known as “Stossluften”, in which windows are opened for at least five minutes in the morning and evening to allow air to circulate. Querluften is a different concept, which refers to the air flow generated through cross-ventilation, which drains old air and allows fresh air to enter.
Ventilation of homes became popular when it became apparent that 90 per cent of new coronavirus patients were infected indoors. Experts insist that people will continue to do so even as winter approaches.
Dr. Christian Drosten, a colleague of Mr. Folch’s in Germany, devoted him to the importance of thin air and exercise in his Epidemiological Podcast, in which he talked about the importance of frequent air circulation. A few weeks ago, The Die Zeit of Germany set aside 10 pages for a feature article on ventilation, explaining how to ventilate in winter.