"Cluster" Strategy Against a Second Wave? Companies Could Easily Follow Expert Advice
From an economic point of view, a second wave of COVID-19 infections could be even worse than the first. Circumstances have changed as well. In a guest article in “Die Zeit,” German top virologist Christian Drosten advises a new “cluster strategy.” Complex for private individuals, but actually kind of easy for companies.
As SPIEGEL reported in its comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 statistics, Germany is one of the countries that have so far “best” navigated through the coronavirus crisis. However, experts such as virologist Christian Drosten of the Charité Berlin never tire of emphasizing that this is only a snapshot. Drosten, who is one of the most renowned experts on COVID-19 worldwide, warns us in a guest article in “Die Zeit”:
“We’re about to risk our success.”
According to Drosten, a second wave has a different characteristic than the first. While in the first wave chains of infection ran within a relatively limited social framework and were therefore relatively easy to track, this would no longer be the case in a second wave.
Decision-makers in politics and industry are now once again called upon to translate the latest scientific findings into action.
What do Christian Drosten’s recommendations mean for companies?
Reading the guest article by this well-respected virologist and COVID-19 expert is especially recommended for companies that are looking to increase attendees on their premises again and return to a “new normal” for three reasons:
- a (still impending) medical overload could be averted by focusing on so-called “clusters” (= potential multiple infections)
- the waiting period for clarifying test results can be “secured” by immediate isolation of cluster members
- quarantine arrangements for people who have been in contact with an infected person could be reduced from 14 to 5 days
There’s a catch: reliable contact information is needed
To follow the plan outlined in the article, all contacts must be known. Dorsten, among other things, recommends keeping a contact diary. However, it is doubtful whether this would be followed by all citizens with gaps.
However, companies could easily respond to this advice and automate a contact log with KINEXON SafeZone. While people in private rooms can only identify reliable “clusters” through accurate logging, in the professional environment all group contacts and possible multiple infections can be clearly recorded with KINEXON SafeZone – including confidential information on group sizes and contact intensity!
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