Interview with task force chief Martin Ackermann

Interview: Guido Schätti

Martin Ackermann (51) was the face of the Corona crisis. The head of the federal scientific task force appeared almost weekly at times, warning of rising case numbers and collapsing hospitals, often in vain. That went to the substance. With the normalization initiated by the Federal Council, the ETH professor is giving up his job. Blick met him for a farewell interview via zoom.

Mr. Ackermann, how bad will the fourth wave be?
Martin Ackermann: That depends on how many still get vaccinated, which variant prevails and how people behave. It is extremely difficult to make a prognosis. What is clear, however, is that the virus will not go away. Unvaccinated people will come into contact with it sooner or later.