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#MobileWithDistance - Life with COVID-19

Heinrich Buschmann

Board of Directors Mobile with Disability

I sense danger to life and fear of death. People on external respiration devices are particularly at risk. Many do not leave the house at all. The situation is difficult, anyone could infect anyone. Especially considering that we don't have a vaccine. The supposed protection does not exist. You can disinfect as much as you want. The possibilities to get infected are extremely high, but if you behave correctly, the probability is rather low. Nevertheless, one should not underestimate the situation.

The daily routine is crushing, breakfast, office, lunch, office etc. At the moment there is not much to do, a small vacuum is smouldering. We have virtually put ourselves under quarantine. Walking and driving is still possible, but being "outside" is fraught with a queasy feeling. An assistant is in the house, I have to do without the rest for now. I am afraid that many topics will now fall down behind. German Health Minister Spahn makes a good impression at the moment. Nevertheless, the problem is evident in the details. For example, it is difficult for disabled people who are dependant on assistants or carers to get disinfectants. These people in particular depend on the protection of the assistants and themselves. A question to Jens Spahn was answered by saying that the federal states should be contacted. That is not very helpful. We would have liked this general advice to be taken on board. I, in particular, miss my networking activities in Berlin at the moment.

I am afraid when I think of the end of the crisis. If the regulations are relaxed in a few weeks and the health system collapses. It's a shitty feeling for people whose basic immunity is limited. An antibody test needs to be found. I expect the policy to be clear. Compulsory face masks would be the simplest method and measurable.

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