Last updated on March 9, 2021
The second wave hit Germany completely: the number of new corona infections hits new records every day. Star virologist Christian Drosten has revealed what you can do yourself against the pandemic – and recommends certain apps that should not be missing on any mobile phone.
The numbers are frightening: The Robert Koch Institute in Germany now counts more than 18,000 new corona infections every day. Despite all the measures, growth continues unchecked, which is why a partial lockdown has now been ordered from November 1st. Whether it works and how Germany as a whole gets through the pandemic also depends on each individual. In addition to complying with the AHA rules and using the Corona warning app, there is a third means that Christian Drosten also recommends: contact diaries.
Christian Drosten recommends contact diaries: It's easier with mobile phone apps
“Every citizen should keep a contact diary this winter,” writes the virologist at the Berlin Charité in a guest post for Die Zeit . This is intended to allow people to log their contacts in order to simplify the follow-up in the event of a positive test. Above all, infection clusters should be recognized better and faster.
In theory, the creation of a contact diary also works with paper and pen. But it is easier and more convenient to use apps. For iPhones, for example, there is the Cluster Diary app, which is available free of charge in the App Store and has good reviews. However, owners of Android smartphones can use Coronika . This contact diary app is also free and has good ratings of 4 out of 5 stars.
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