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Germany's COVID-19 expert, Christian Drosten: For many, I am the evil guy crippling the economy

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Christian Drosten, who directs the Institute of Virology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, was one of those who identified the Sars virus in 2003. As the head of the German public health institute’s reference lab on coronaviruses, he has become the government’s go-to expert on the related virus causing the current pandemic. Drosten is generally popular owing to a radio podcast where he explains the possible development of the pandemic and its effects at large.


Germany, United Kingdom, Health policy, Contagious disease,

Language English
Contact Spinney, Laura (The Guardian)
Last modified 17.09.2021

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