Infectious disease specialist Günthard criticizes the Federal Office of Public Health

The number of new infections has been rising again since the beginning of June – Switzerland is in the midst of a corona summer wave. How do you assess the situation, Mr Günthard?
Huldrych Gunthard: We have to accept that the pandemic is not over yet. The summer wave has really picked up speed. Although we do not yet see a flood of patients coming to our CHU because of Covid, we are testing more and more people in our health establishments positive for the virus. We will probably reach the summit in two to four weeks.

Is Omikron BA.5 more dangerous than previous variants?
In countries like Portugal and South Africa, which caught the summer surge a bit earlier, severe prices have been shown not to rise. People who come to the CHU because of the Covid often have long medical records or are older.

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