But it doesn’t quite work either, because patients were admitted after a negative test and were positive four days later.

But it doesn’t quite work either, because patients were admitted after a negative test and were positive four days later. I think the real figure is much higher than we know. It just spreads. We’re not really going to be able to stop and stop it, just slow it down. We mask between “end with horror” and “horror without end.”

And what I unfortunately still say is: Unfortunately, we will lose some elderly or previously ill patients to fatal complications that we would not have lost or would not have lost now without this wave of infections. We will have to adjust to that, there is no way around it. Even if I should be one of them myself.

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The numbers have been falling in Austria for days. Do you think that the worst is over and that the slow relaxation of many measures makes sense? I think the relaxation is good for psychological reasons. Today I had another patient on duty with the police. The

domestic violence

definitely increasing. I think a cautious return to normal is a good thing, even if there is still a bit more to come … It’s hard to say, but we were certainly able to cope with Italian conditions.

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The falling numbers … Let me say something about the numbers: the numbers are very one-sided. The question is always who is being tested? Explosive, for example: when I call the hotline to have a patient tested, I am told: “No, it is not part of the risk.” And it has already happened three times to me that this person was tested positive after all!

»Everyone uses the figures for the intention of his statement. «

We have certainly tested very massively where the sick were suspected and probably have a bit of an exaggerated picture. The dead that are counted to us are also tested positive for corona, but no one knows whether they died because of it. It is a matter of presentation and use of the numbers and I do not want to blame anyone, but everyone uses the numbers for the purpose of their testimony. Honestly, that also applies to me.

I think there is in things

Coronavirus numbers

and propagation is not an absolute truth. It will also be very difficult later to say: it really was like that. The clear facts are very few. Yes, there is this virus, yes there is a pandemic, yes, SARS is a hideous disease for which we have no medicine – but everything beyond that is difficult to verify in the sense of absolute validity.

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in Austria at the end of February:

“There is no reason for fear and panic”

. We asked the doctor again how he now feels about whether he would compare Corona with the flu – and how does his everyday life as a Lower Austrian country doctor

Covid-19

currently looks.

News.at: Dr. Loewit, at the end of February you said “There is no reason for fear or panic”. Do you still see it that way? Günther Loewit: There is still no reason for fear and panic. Fear and panic only make individuals more vulnerable.

What if you look at the pictures from Spain, Italy and so on? Unfortunately we are experiencing a pandemic. It has happened again and again. That is certainly not to be played down. But I didn’t do that before either. The pictures shown to us are terrible individual fates, but they should not obstruct our view of the bigger picture. After all, around 140,000 people die every day around the world. The total number of previous COVID victims (approx. 80,000) looks different.

In my daily work, I notice that this fear and panic is so deep within people that they often need a physical examination to calm down. Many patients even say for themselves: It could be that my shortness of breath is caused by panic – and it’s often also true, which is why I would argue that it should be de-emotionalized a bit. And those figures also report – which is happening now more – that reassure people when they hear that Italy is about to decline.

“The longer we keep the infection down, the longer the risk group has to be careful.”

So I would still say that there is no need for fear and panic – for the vast majority of the population. But whatever I have always said: The risk group has to be careful. And that still applies. And the longer we keep the contamination down, the longer they have to be careful.

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You also said at the time, “It is a special form of the flu virus. Accordingly, not much more will happen than with a known severe flu epidemic. ”Do you still see it that way? In fact, I often wonder if I can still stand behind these words. In any case, the death rate in Austria is far below those of a severe flu epidemic. I often ask myself: what is the flu? Flu are the symptoms that the body presents when it is immunologically fighting a virus. In this respect, yes, it is a particularly severe form of a flu-like reaction of the body – although this virus obviously causes the “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” (SARS) and that is certainly dangerous. But not everyone gets that. Incidentally, there are ventilated flu patients every winter.

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Were the tough measures the government put in place, such as exit restrictions, school closings, and so on, right? At the beginning I was 100 percent in favor of that because in this uncertainty that we had, there was no other option than to quickly pull the emergency line. Simply save once what can be saved.

And now? I am already experiencing in my daily medical routine that patients really suffer medical damage because they are not adequately diagnosed or treated out of consideration for any corona patients or because an operation could be carried out but, for example, the recovery room because of a ventilated corona patient is not accessible. I experience that cancer operations are not carried out and postponed. I am currently on the phone to an unprecedented level to make sure that chromotherapy continues for my patients. These are existential fears of the patient!

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Does this happen often? I am a single country doctor throughout Austria, but it happens to me once or twice a day. Throughout Austria we would certainly have a considerable number of patients who will have to do without for life due to the limited medical operations.

“We have to have to find a normalcy with the virus”

What would your suggestion be to ensure medical care? I have to go back and forth: I called a medical officer today because I am increasingly in contact with patients who have tested positive for Corona. I don’t have a protective suit, I don’t get one, I can’t work with an FFP3 mask because I can’t breathe. And even if: I don’t get a mask. These are all things that don’t work. It simply does not work. So I believe that these strict measures are an illusion and that we have to find a normality with the virus.

»We mask between“ end with horror ”and“ horror without end. ”«

What could this normality with the virus look like? What’s going on with us is certainly not bad. That there are some hospitals that only take positive people and others only negative ones. But it doesn’t quite work either, because patients were admitted after a negative test and were positive four days later. I think the real figure is much higher than we know. It just spreads. We’re not really going to be able to stop it and stop it, just slow it down. We mask between “end with horror” and “horror without end.”

And what I unfortunately still say is: Unfortunately, we will lose some elderly or previously ill patients to fatal complications that we would not have lost or would not have lost now without this wave of infections. We will have to adjust to that, there is no way around it. Even if I should be one of them myself.

The link is a so-called affiliate link. If you click on an affiliate link and shop via this link, news.at receives a commission from the online shop or provider concerned. The price does not change for you.

The numbers have been falling in Austria for days. Do you think that the worst is over and that the slow relaxation of many measures makes sense? I think the relaxation is good for psychological reasons. Today I had another patient on duty with the police. The

domestic violence

definitely increasing. I think a cautious return to normal is a good thing, even if there is still a bit more to come … It’s hard to say, but we were certainly able to cope with Italian conditions.

Also interesting:

When can I go to the family doctor in Corona times?

The falling numbers … Let me say something about the numbers: the numbers are very one-sided. The question is always who is being tested? Explosive, for example: when I call the hotline to have a patient tested, I am told: “No, it is not part of the risk.” And it has already happened three times to me that this person was tested positive after all!

»Everyone uses the figures for the intention of his statement. «

We have certainly tested very massively where the sick were suspected and probably have a bit of an exaggerated picture. The dead that are counted to us are also tested positive for corona, but no one knows whether they died because of it. It is a matter of presentation and use of the numbers and I do not want to blame anyone, but everyone uses the numbers for the purpose of their testimony. Honestly, that also applies to me.

I think there is in things

Coronavirus numbers

and propagation is not an absolute truth. It will also be very difficult later to say: it really was like that. The clear facts are very few. Yes, there is this virus, yes there is a pandemic, yes, SARS is a hideous disease for which we have no medicine – but everything beyond that is difficult to verify in the sense of absolute validity.

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The Lower Austrian country doctor Dr. Günther Loewit told News.at at the beginning of

Corona crisis

in Austria at the end of February:

“There is no reason for fear and panic”

. We asked the doctor again how he now feels about whether he would compare Corona with the flu – and how does his everyday life as a Lower Austrian country doctor

Covid-19

currently looks.

News.at: Dr. Loewit, at the end of February you said “There is no reason for fear or panic”. Do you still see it that way? Günther Loewit: There is still no reason for fear and panic. Fear and panic only make individuals more vulnerable.

What if you look at the pictures from Spain, Italy and so on? Unfortunately we are experiencing a pandemic. It has happened again and again. That is certainly not to be played down. But I didn’t do that before either. The pictures shown to us are terrible individual fates, but they should not obstruct our view of the bigger picture. After all, around 140,000 people die every day around the world. The total number of previous COVID victims (approx. 80,000) looks different.

In my daily work, I notice that this fear and panic is so deep within people that they often need a physical examination to calm down. Many patients even say for themselves: It could be that my shortness of breath is caused by panic – and it’s often also true, which is why I would argue that it should be de-emotionalized a bit. And those figures also report – which is happening now more – that reassure people when they hear that Italy is about to decline.

“The longer we keep the infection down, the longer the risk group has to be careful.”

So I would still say that there is no need for fear and panic – for the vast majority of the population. But whatever I have always said: The risk group has to be careful. And that still applies. And the longer we keep the contamination down, the longer they have to be careful.

© Lukas Beck Dr. Loewit

You also said at the time, “It is a special form of the flu virus. Accordingly, not much more will happen than with a known severe flu epidemic. ”Do you still see it that way? In fact, I often wonder if I can still stand behind these words. In any case, the death rate in Austria is far below those of a severe flu epidemic. I often ask myself: what is the flu? Flu are the symptoms that the body presents when it is immunologically fighting a virus. In this respect, yes, it is a particularly severe form of a flu-like reaction of the body – although this virus obviously causes the “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” (SARS) and that is certainly dangerous.