Jochen Mierau says that tests are too slow and the face-masks should be compulsory
The Dutch government hasn’t prepared properly for a possible second Coronavirus wave, says Jochen Mierau, a professor at the University of Groningen. It’s very likely that tomorrow the Dutch government will raise the warning level for Groningen to the second-highest level. As reported by OOGTV.
“That didn’t need to happen”, says Mierau. He says that testing capacity has risen too slowly, and says that asking people to wear face masks could have been an easily-taken early step.
“Things that are thought of as ‘no-brainers’ in the rest of the world don’t happen here. We don’t have to look at South-Korea to look at somewhere that is implementing effective measures. You just have to hop on the train in the direction of Leer for a few stations to see the difference. That [a face-mask requirement] hasn’t happened here is a big shame”, says Mierau.
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