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Hotels are mostly allowed to remain open, but with stringent contact rules and regulations for the restaurant (which is restricted for guests).The hotel managements are afraid of being closed by state authorities and maybe, I will lose my job for the first time in my life twice in a year without really having anything else to do against it.
Good idea!Most German health departments are now using information officers from the "Bundeswehr" military to make telephone calls, trying to identify & reconstruct the contacts of an infected person. They seem to have the more convincing intonation in their voices in order to make clear that this call is serious and nothing to make jokes about it.
Something tells me that we could have better coped with such a crisis, forty fifty years ago, during the Cold War, when the military medical capacity was much stronger. In those days, we had large hospitals, in fact huge emergency rooms, to treat victims of nuclear, chemical or biological attacks. Unfortunately, they have been closed or scaled now today. But you are right, they could have done something to increase the capacity during the last half year, by considering to reuse that infrastructure wherever possible.On the one hand, it is nice to know that Germany is so well prepared with its "over-over-capacities" in hospitals that we can help almost all our neighbours but on the other hand: Couldn't they have done a bit more for their own hospitals during the last six months or so? The coronavirus did not come into this world right yesterday, it was more than 10 months ago and everyone seemed to hope, the situation would somehow get better during this year "miraculously", but it did not.