This morning, the parties’ health spokespersons were summoned for information to Health Minister Magnus Heunicke (S). The topic was a regional and gradual reopening, which these days is discussed in detail at Christiansborg.
In connection with a potential reopening, several rapporteurs have requested calculations from the Statens Serum Institut. They must shed light on how the spread of infection is affected if, for example, the government reopens the schools for the graduating students.
Against this background, politicians can decide what is justifiable to reopen.
According to the Liberal Party’s health spokesman, Martin Geertsen, however, work on these calculations has not yet begun, and that disappoints him. He had in fact got the impression that the government had ordered the calculations last week.
“I had expected the government to have started the work. That is clearly the impression we have got when we have talked to the government. But as it was presented today, one begins only on it now. It is completely out in the woods, “he says
Martin Geertsen believes that the calculations are absolutely crucial for gradually reopening society.
“People are frustrated and companies are going bankrupt out there, so it is simply too bad that the government has not come any further in the process. I do not know if the government is deliberately delaying the process, but the idea is obvious. “
On Thursday evening, the government met with the professional reference group. It consists of a large number of experts who advise the government on various reopening scenarios. Magnus Heunicke (S) stated prior to the meeting that work on the calculations would now be started.
But it should have happened faster, says Martin Geertsen.
“The government needs to swing the baton somewhat faster. They have already had a long time to prepare for these scenarios. And the government itself says that the calculations are important, “says the health rapporteur.
Yesterday, professor of experimental virology Allan Randrup Thomsen was out arguing that the government may well begin to reopen the graduating classes. In addition, mathematician and virologist at Roskilde University Viggo Andreasen has argued that, on the contrary, new restrictions should be introduced due to the threat from the English variant.
Despite the disagreement between the experts, Martin Geertsen believes that the government should reopen the oldest classes and smaller shops.
Even if it involves a certain risk of the infection escalating.
“I respect that the experts take stock of the situation and address the risk. But we must also look at the well-being of children and the economy of society. There is a middle ground we have to tread, “says Martin Geertsen.
Berlingske is trying to get a comment from the Ministry of Health.
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