To perform a screening test At Covid-19, the Germans are spoiled for choice: queuing up in front of a laboratory, going to their GP or even stopping at a drive, some of which are run by the army. Kits are now available to take samples yourself and post them in a laboratory mailbox.
The conditions of access to the tests are not restrictive. “It is enough to present symptoms, to have been in contact with positive people or to have gone to a risk zone”says a doctor. Germany performs almost 500,000 tests per week. A world record according to the authorities. They have made these massive diagnoses the pillar of their strategy against Covid-19. The death rate in Germany is 0.5%, ten times less than in France.
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