Florence Jenkins



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Federal government plans: only one contact per household per day

In the fight against Corona, the federal government is planning tough curfews and further restrictions on private...

Anyone who has been vaccinated twice should get "full freedom" back

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Restrictions on basic rights should be withdrawn after the second Corona vaccination. This is what Berlin's Senator for...

How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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When Jens Spahn (CDU) visited the vaccination center in Berlin's Messe on Easter Monday, the health minister seemed a...

How the Easter weekend went in Berlin

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The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...

Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

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Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...

U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

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In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of an increase in Corona cases like those in Germany, Italy...

Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

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Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...

Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

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Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...

RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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Health offices in Germany reported 21,573 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Positive Corona test in the DFB national team

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Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...

Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

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Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...

World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

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World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...

Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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First it was said at the end of March, now it could be mid-April until GPs vaccinate against Corona. At the same time,...

Corona Politics : Asia can do better

If you had asked anyone a year ago who would be best placed to deal with the Corona pandemic, many would have guessed the...

10 million vaccinations per week by June

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Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...

Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

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A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...

Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...

EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

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One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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In his first speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump underscored his claim to leadership among...

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...

City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

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In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...

Federal housing policy meets with criticism

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This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...

World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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The evacuation of Frankfurt's Niederrad district began this morning. For four days, the city's crisis team had planned...

Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...

Controversial proposal for teachers to work on Saturdays and vacations

The fight against the corona virus continues to have Germany firmly in its grip. Not only is retail, restaurants and...

Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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The federal government has revised the coronavirus vaccination regulation. The updated version has been in effect since...

Mutation hotspot at border with France

The Corona mutations are causing concern in Europe and partly because of the variants, Chancellor Merkel has extended the...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Climate fight looks to CO2 storage

On the roof of the waste incineration plant in Hinwil near Zurich, the air is as low in carbon dioxide as it was before...

Berlin opens first prison for persons in preventive detention

Berlin was the first German state to establish an open prison for persons in preventive detention. Two detainees have now...

Berlin remains top business location despite pandemic

The pandemic has Berlin in its grip - but the city remains an important part of German life. Last year, the state-owned...
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Merkel lockdown update review

Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...

Volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

For the first time in four decades, the volcano La Soufrière has erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent....
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Coronavirus side effects

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
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Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

According to information from government circles published by the business magazine "Business Insider", a large delivery...
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Russia's troop movements worry NATO

In light of Russian troop movements and the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine, NATO is warning Moscow against further...
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Vaccination Planner 4.0 should enable one million vaccinations daily

The idea came to Dr. Achim Wallau at the end of December. "I thought to myself: Surely it can't be that the professionals...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
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Is Denmark vacation allowed?

Restaurants, museums, cinemas: After a very tough Corona lockdown, Denmark is now planning a long-term return to normalcy....
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Munich must pull the emergency brake

Because the incidence is above the critical value of 100 for the third day in a row, the city of Munich has to tighten the...
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Travel during the Easter holidays: what is allowed

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into a further extension until April 18. As before, travel is only to take place...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
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Painkillers and Corona vaccination: timing of intake decisive for risk

Fever, aching limbs, the so-called covid arm - a vaccination against the coronavirus can bring unpleasant side effects,...

Call for help from Paris clinics

The French healthcare system is reaching its limits, for the third time since the pandemic broke out. In the capital...
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EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...
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Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...
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A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...
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Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...
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Corona policy highlights Germany weakness

When faced with the threat of a new pandemic, ministers huddled together and etched ut their plans. The resolution they...
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Paying with PayPal may cost extra

Companies are allowed to charge a surcharge for online purchases when customers pay with Paypal or Instant bank transfer....
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Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

An infection with the coronavirus offers most, but not all, people protection against reinfection in the months that...

More than 130,000 Corona test results were on the web unprotected

Anyone entering the Berlin South Test Center takes a trip back in time to blue gyms and sports teachers' whistles. The...
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Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...
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Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...
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Berlin teachers reject school plans

Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...

Vaccinations in doctors' offices start in April

The vaccination campaign in Germany has already been running for two and a half months - but only 6.7 percent of Germans...
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US Aid Package: 1.9 trillion against the Corona crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Corona aid package on Wednesday. The Democratic majority...
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Rostock city center reopens

Retail stores in Rostock reopened yesterday. "It's wonderful," raves a customer with many shopping bags in the...

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...
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Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...
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Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

Irene Montero found drastic words for her indignation. The Spanish Minister for Equality speaks of a "criminalization of...

Parents to force faster school openings in court

A total of seven parents have filed an emergency petition against school closures with the Berlin Administrative Court on...
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Lufthansa expects a challenging summer

The Lufthansa Group is relying on the desire to travel after months in lockdown for the first step out of the crisis. The...
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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...
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Two schools demonstrate how to reopen

Gert Mengel is one of the principals Corona has roused. Who wants to stand still. "I would be happy if we could learn a...
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How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

The new year could have started better for Tiktok. At the end of January, a ten-year-old girl who had taken part in a...
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SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

The official Twitter account of "Sputnik V" reports new successes every day. Last week alone, the Russian Corona vaccine...
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EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...
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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...
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Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...
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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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More courage, less covid caution

As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...
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Facebook wants to lift block on media content

The Australian government has reached an agreement with Facebook in the dispute over media content on the platform. The...
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Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...

Berlin wants to additionally secure prisons against drones

In the past, the file was baked into the bread; today, high-tech drones bring drug packages into Berlin's prisons. The...
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Munich allowance for daycare center staff is extended indefinitely

Good news for employees in Munich daycare centers. The labor market allowance for educators, which expires at the end of...

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...
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German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...
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One in four in home office

According to a survey by the Hans Böckler Foundation, around a quarter of employees worked from home at the end of...

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...
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Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

No more short domestic flights, instead switch to trains - that appears to be France's new climate plan. Flights are to...
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Artificial snow to preserve glaciers

Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...
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Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are angrier about the election than you are!" That was reportedly Donald Trump's...

Hazardous goods truck causes alarm in Aying

At around 4 a.m., the Hofolding Volunteer Fire Department moved out after being alerted to a strong smell of gas. In the...

Munich fears many additional homeless people due to pandemic

Munich city council is concerned about a possible increase in the number of homeless people due to the Corona pandemic...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

Lockdown consequences for volunteering in Berlin

The streets are slippery and still covered in snow, the air is cold, sidewalks are sometimes poorly cleared. Ironically,...

FDP aims to legalize surrogacy

It is a very intimate problem that thousands in Germany suffer from: Men and women who want nothing more than to have a...

Emergency declared after fire in power plant

Following a fire in a large Nuremberg power plant, the city has declared a disaster situation. The district heating supply...

German exports slump sharply

The Corona crisis tore deep holes in the German export balance last year. Exports of goods slumped by 9.3 percent compared...

Bad weather brings heavy snowfall

A blizzard and bitter cold in the north, freezing rain in the center and spring-like foehn in the south, means Germany is...

Data protection must not fall victim to the virus

The Corona pandemic has "once again shown how data protection has to be used as a scapegoat when things get out of...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...