Virologist Streeck dampens hopes: Need scenarios for the case that there will be no vaccine

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 13 million people have been infected with the novel Coronavirus, 200.843 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers.

Streeck: "Need scenarios for the case that it is wird&quot be no vaccine;

The Bonn virologist Hendrick Streeck remains reluctant to hope for a soon available Corona vaccine.

“It is important to design scenarios for the case, that maybe there is no vaccine,” he told the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. “This assumption is based on the fact that it has so far been found for any of the various corona virus vaccine. The same is true also for the greatest infectious Killer in the world: Malaria, Dengue, tuberculosis, HIV.“ For Influenza every year, would involve the development of a new vaccine. Streeck warns in an Interview with the newspaper. “We will not make it in the population, all of the Sars-CoV-2 infections to prevent, and the question is, whether this is at all useful and necessary.”

dpa/Federico Gambarini/dpa Professor Hendrik Streeck, Director of the Institute for Virology at the University hospital in Bonn, Germany.

The man behind the Heinsberg-study believes that the view would have it, to protect those to whom a severe course of the disease is imminent. You have to find a way to live with the Virus. “Worldwide, we are able to the pandemic, not due to the interruption of infection chains, testing, and quarantine to finish, we can use it to check only,” says Streeck.

At the same time, Streeck takes to Ensure that infection parents may not have a long-lasting immunity to. “Just because the antibodies are lost, you must not go to the immunity completely lost,” said the virologist of the “FAZ”. In other coronaviruses, the experiences were such that the immunity to stop the car maybe about a year or two, then you could be newly infected. “But there is also a T-cell-immunity. The police can’t protect us from infection, mitigates the disease course. And that’s exactly where we need to go: Sars-CoV-2 could not be at the end with a slight cold, comparable to that we even notice.“

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