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Current issue:

  • Helmut Hinrichs asks: “How long the Coronavirus adheres to surfaces, for example on packages made of plastic?”

answer: The results of an investigation by the U.S. National Institutes of Health suggest that the new Virus Sars-CoV-2 can survive for up to three days on surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel.

However, no cases are known in which a contamination by smear infection could be detected on such a contaminated surface. Virologists keep an infection via droplets significantly more likely, and the risk of contagion should minimize the Single primary.

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Due to the multitude of questions we have divided them into thematic blocks:

A) questions about everyday life and virus protection

B) To pre-existing conditions and risk factors

C) the risk of infection for travel and on-the-go

D) risk for kids and Pregnant

E) General questions on contagion, Symptomatology and distribution

A) questions about everyday life and virus protection

  • Rolf Bremeyer asks: “How to deal with fresh fruit from Italy or Spain? Also, the packaging material is of concern?“

answer: That the Coronavirus is transmitted through imported foods, the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) is unlikely. This is also true for fresh fruit. However, you should wash it regardless of new Virus thoroughly, before you eat it.

In the case of other foodstuffs, the infection risk of the BfR is that in addition to reduce by heat. Because corona viruses are sensitive to heat, such as the Institute writes. Emotional cry for help out of Isolation: “We have unbearable anxiety,” FOCUS Online Emotional cry for help out of Isolation: “We have unbearable anxiety”

  • Gudrun P. asks: “I am sick at heart, and I am currently scared to the appointment to go to the family doctor or cardiologist. This go or should I stay home?“

answer: Basically, it will keep Doctors currently is right to move non-time-critical appointments, and investigations on the time after the pandemic, especially if patients belong to a risk group for a severe course of the disease and in addition to any pre-existing conditions healthy.

The majority of practices, however, are opened as before and you should contact you in case of acute complaints in any case. The Charité hospital in Berlin warns of heart attack and stroke patients you even get to choose the appearance of symptoms to the emergency or go to the hospital.

Since the beginning of the Corona-crisis, the number of these patients had declined significantly nationwide. “The assumption is that the individuals concerned a sense of uncertainty, whether or not you should go in the current Situation a clinic,” explains the clinic. In the case of heart attacks and strokes every Minute and untreated disorders could lead to serious consequences such as paralysis or heart rhythm disturbances on the count of seizures, however, often, in the worst case, death. The Charité assured, therefore, that regardless of the pandemic, the supply of emergency patients with other conditions to be ensured. Also, you would be treated separately from the Corona-patients. Out of anger over the rental-cancellation policy: SPD-politician Adidas Shirt is burning in the garbage bin