Mr. Scheffold, the Federal Chancellor says the third corona wave is already here, and your advisor, the virologist Melanie Brinkmann, announces that the mutants “will overrun us”.

How seriously do you have to take this?

Frank Scheffold:

I don't want to take part in such discussions.

But it is noticeable that the darkest forecasts always refer to models.

Experience from the past few months shows that forecast and actual reality are very often blatantly different.

An example is the allegedly increased infectivity of the mutant B117: