World’s States are therefore looking for new ways to be the pandemic Lord. In Norway, where until Wednesday around 2700 Corona cases were registered, try the health authorities of the spread of the Virus with a new reporting system to better understand – and, in the ideal case, contain. Because there may not be any tested, the normal cold symptoms, citizens can communicate their health Situation to the authorities online. On the website of the authorities in a form that is ready to enter, what are the symptoms, since when and if you suffer from chronic diseases. The data are anonymous.
authorities can respond in a more targeted
is shown, then, that in a Region, a city or a district, certain symptoms occur very often, there is the possibility that there is an infection is emerging. So the authorities can respond quickly and, for example, affected areas under quarantine.
The new Tool is not intended for diagnosis of diseases and replace any visit to the doctor, stresses, Gun Peggy Knudsen from the Norwegian Ministry of health compared to the state radio NRK: “We want to collect information on the symptoms of respiratory diseases, in order to understand their distribution in our population in the long term.” The Coronavirus-reporting of FOCUS Online on Facebook
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estimate is No substitute for “real” Corona-Test
the extent To which the new reporting system is the Norwegians in the fight against the current of Corona-crisis help, it is still too early. However, the idea is to identify by using online data, infection Cluster, and then to act accordingly, is for the Epidemologen Timo Ulrichs from the private Akkon College of human medicine in Berlin, in principle, also in Germany to imagine: “It may be for the authorities to be a valuable source of information particularly in the early stages of an epidemic.” Could not replace a digital ill message the Covid-19-the Test, however.
But who in Germany without a concrete suspicion of a coronavirus infection to his family doctor or the health Department to make a Test, is mostly dismissed. On Covid-19 tested only ill persons who have been, for example, in a high-risk area, or detection were in contact with an infected Person should be on the recommendation of the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI).
test capacities in Germany are limited
The current scheme is intended primarily to protect hospitals, doctor’s offices and health offices prior to the Overload. Here are important safety equipment such as breathing masks, which are absent in many places, in order to perform Tests. In addition, the capacity in the laboratories are to be evaluated, where the Tests are limited.
Around 100,000 people in Germany were subjected to in the past week, according to the Association of Shi physicians in the outpatient area of a Corona Test. Although the testing capacity in Germany to be very large, but not infinite, said the head of the cash-medical Federal Union of Andreas streets in conversation with the “mirror”. FOCUS-Online-action #corona care: Germany helps!
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“You can never test all people,”
the importance of a comprehensive testing of people in the fight against Corona, is to take a look to South Korea. Although the country is more densely populated than Germany, was there, the number of Infected without a curfew in a relatively constant low. The sun in the large number of Tests and the use of digital technology, such as Epidemologe Ulrich explains in an interview with FOCUS Online. “With a higher test density, we obtain much more accurate information about the outbreak and the potential Spread of the Virus. So you can promote mitigation measures such as the closure of public entities timely.“
Ulrich believes that a more intense Test would have given rise to the emergence of the first Corona-cases of Germany, time in the epidemic to prepare. “This would not have prevented a Shutdown such as we are experiencing it now, mind you, but at least delayed,” says Ulrich. The Testing of potentially infected people is one of the most important sources of information in order to understand the dynamics of a pandemic. But: “You can never test all people,” said Ulrich. The world is better than your bad news – FOCUS Online provides you every Friday with the best stories from the field perspectives. Subscribe here for free Newsletter:
Big Data in the healthcare sector as an opportunity?
even in Norway will not be able to solve this Dilemma with its new reporting system. Because even if the authorities make use of the Online Tools available Corona Hotspots, need to be tested in the consequence, nevertheless, of thousands of people with conventional means, in order to have security.
However, the idea of citizens with the voluntary Transmission of your health to integrate data in the fight against Corona, it could still be a role model for other States. It helps to the worldwide with the crisis overwhelmed health authorities and their resources in a more effective and accurate to use. “Prospects” in FOCUS Online
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in Addition, the move by the Norwegians shows the direction in which national health management and pandemic prevention in the future will develop. Big Data in health care must not be per se a Bad thing. It always depends on how you deal with the collected data. Mobile phone tracking and the retrieval of spatial data, as it is in South Korea is practiced, are extreme examples, to cringe in data protection law. A look to Norway shows that Even with less drastic means of innovative solutions for the pandemic case can be found.
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