Interview with Virologist Christian Drosten "I Am Quite Apprehensive about What Might Otherwise Happen in Spring and Summer"

In an interview with Christian Drosten, the German virologist looks back on the mistakes he has made in the coronavirus pandemic – and ahead to the dangers that the pandemic still has in store for us.
Interview Conducted By Rafaela von Bredow und Veronika Hackenbroch
Christian Drosten on the grounds of Charité Universtiy Hospital in Berlin

Christian Drosten on the grounds of Charité Universtiy Hospital in Berlin

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Christian Drosten: "I'm sorry, unfortunately I'm extremely tired."

Christian Drosten: "I'm sorry, unfortunately I'm extremely tired."

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A demonstration against coronavirus measures in Berlin (November 2020): "As scientists, we are defenseless."

A demonstration against coronavirus measures in Berlin (November 2020): "As scientists, we are defenseless."

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"It was naïve of me to just announce in brief on Twitter the results of our study on viral load in children. "
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