5.02.2024 (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie d. Wissenschaften)
Four years have passed since the German public first heard about a virus that began to spread rapidly. The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Germany was reported in January 2020. What happened after that is well known: Waves of infection, overcrowded hospitals, social distancing and hygiene rules, lockdowns.... How do we look back on this period today, which - overlaid by further crises - seems to have disappeared from the centre of public attention, but is still ongoing? How do we assess the rapid pace of its spread and the associated maximum deceleration of social life? Chemist Patrick Cramer (Academy Member, President of the Max Planck Society), physicist Viola Priesemann (Young Academy, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation) and political scientist Barbara Prainsack (University of Vienna, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) take a look back with presenter Anja Martini (NDR) at how the pandemic has been dealt with and look ahead to the research questions that arise now and in the future in connection with Covid-19. How should the measures and their communication be evaluated in retrospect? What research has Covid-19 triggered and what research questions will arise in the future? (German language)
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