At “Fest und Flauschig” Christian Drosten reveals how 2020 was for him, what his final live performance was and the way he spends Christmas.
Jan Böhmermann (39) and Olli Schulz (47, “Part”) spoke to Christian Drosten (48) for the Christmas version of their podcast “Fest und Flauschig”. Within the dialog, essentially the most well-known virologist in Germany additionally allowed a bit of look into his non-public life. When requested concerning the previous 12 months and its new reputation, Drosten stated: “It was exhausting, it was partly like a tunnel and it’s nothing that you just completely need to repeat.” Though the entire nation ought to know his title by now, he can nonetheless stroll on the road unmolested, so Drosten: “No downside with a hat and face masks!”
Musician Olli Schulz was notably serious about Drosten’s style in music – and his evaluation of when stay music could be doable once more. “I believe that can work once more within the autumn,” Drosten replied. “I do not assume that cultural occasions can be categorically canceled in autumn subsequent 12 months.” A sort of compromise should be discovered, nevertheless, as a result of in the meanwhile it doesn’t seem that the vaccination will create herd immunity by then.
Drosten’s final live performance expertise
His final live performance expertise was the American singer / songwriter William Fitzsimmons (42, “I Do not Really feel It Anymore”) in Marburg. “In a really small pupil membership, there was a very good live performance.” He would “wish to see one thing acquainted in a membership the place it’s dripping from the ceiling. Jochen Distelmeyer in such a small, darkish cave, that might be one thing …”
On the event, Schulz instantly requested concerning the virologist’s musical previous. “Had been you actually a steel guitarist earlier than?” Drosten: “I additionally performed in a band like that after, sure, it was cool.” Nonetheless, it was not a well known group, however a highschool graduate band known as Cursed Earth.
Drosten’s Christmas: Solely the core household
The virologist is protecting his Christmas small this 12 months: “Absolute mini nuclear household. That is how it’s now this 12 months – you need to skip it for those who can.” He didn’t even have a look at the contact guidelines for Christmas: “I discover it pointless to attempt to exhaust this framework in accordance with the motto ‘It was allowed’.” It’s now a matter of decreasing the variety of infections. Drosten explains that the quieter Christmas season – closed colleges, lowered working life – could be a very good alternative for this. However: “If everybody goes to the restrict now, we can’t make it.”