Critique of criteria of the RKI: children, doctors fear rush because of the snuff nose

The children's doctors in Germany due to the Corona pandemic in the second half of the year on a stress test. "We fear, in fact, that it will come from the fa

Critique of criteria of the RKI: children, doctors fear rush because of the snuff nose

The children's doctors in Germany due to the Corona pandemic in the second half of the year on a stress test. "We fear, in fact, that it will come from the fall to an onslaught on our children and youth, medical practices," said the President of the professional Association of child and youth doctors, Thomas Fischbach, the German press Agency.

In the infection time, it was busy also so each year, "and in the case of a General weakening of children and youth doctor shortage". "If now – often starting from the kindergartens and schools themselves – in addition, children are still being sent, in which every snuff nose to Covid-19, then a Test is required, then we will not be able to manage this alone."

Fischbach called for, among other things, that parents should be able to keep with small infections their children for several days, without the certificate of the doctor at home and healthy-maintain. "There is a need but at last a generous day scheme for the caring parent, which must already fear partially to their Jobs."

The Association also criticized the current test criteria of the Robert Koch Institute, according to Doctors at the request of a Corona-Tests in the case of "acute respiratory symptoms of any Severity (...) is recommended in all patients regardless of risk factors". Small children had these symptoms in the context of a banal respiratory infections very frequently. "So it's not just affordable – even with the best intentions – to test every child with these symptoms. And it is also not useful.“ If large-scale Tests were wanted, so that was a primary task of the public health service.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 04:19

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