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Large majority favors free condoms for young people

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In France, young people between the ages of 18 and 25 have been receiving condoms free of charge since the beginning of...

Europe-wide mandatory PCR testing for China flights

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In view of the massive wave of corona infections in China, the chief executive officer of the World Medical Association,...

Almost two million unvaccinated Italians must pay fine

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The Corona vaccination requirement divides many societies. In Germany, facility-based mandatory vaccination is in effect...

Flu vaccination: When should you get vaccinated?

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High fever, aching limbs and severe fatigue, these are some typical symptoms of influenza. Influenza is caused by viruses...

U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

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Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...

Corona vaccination for Bundeswehr soldiers remains mandatory

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The Corona vaccination remains mandatory for Bundeswehr soldiers. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig on Thursday...

Shanghai lifts many restrictions after two months of lockdown

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After two months of strict lockdown, restrictions have largely been eased in the eastern Chinese port city of Shanghai....

Monkeypox infections in twelve countries

Experts are at least certain of one thing in view of this unusual series of outbreaks: monkeypox cannot be compared with...

North Korea reports 21 more deaths

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North Korea has reported 21 more "fever"-related deaths following a suspected massive corona outbreak. In addition,...

New Corona super variant in Southern Africa

The spread of a new, potentially very dangerous variant of the coronavirus in southern Africa has caused international...

UK exceeds incidence of 100 - government still wants to relax

The United Kingdom has exceeded the threshold of 100 in its seven-day incidence. On Monday, authorities registered 10,468...

Mutant combines British and Indian traits

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The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...

CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

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The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...

EU vaccine chief threatens Astra-Zeneca

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An EU export ban on the Corona vaccine made by British-Swedish manufacturer Astra-Zeneca is drawing closer. "We will act,"...

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...

Nasal swab tests now approved

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

Corona rates continue to improve

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Health departments in Germany reported 6114 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

How much does private health insurance cost in Germany

German private health insurance cost
German private health insurance is an option for people who either earn over 64,350 EUR per annum (as of 2021), or are...

EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

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

German health workers see no end in sight

Health clinics now resemble more of a crisis area than an ordered medical establishment: that is the image that prevails...
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Covid wave in China: Virus without a visa

There is great joy in the neighboring countries about the Chinese being allowed to travel again. But there is also fear of...
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Number of acute respiratory diseases significantly declining

The number of acute respiratory illnesses in Germany has fallen significantly. It was most recently at the level of the...
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USA and Italy impose mandatory testing for travelers from China

In light of a massive wave of Corona infections in China, the U.S. and Italy are increasing their precautionary measures....
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Concern about corona wave in China grows worldwide

Following the U.S. and other countries, the European Union also wants to ramp up protective measures against the...
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Bavaria has spent 3.7 billion euros on the fight against Covid-19

The Free State of Bavaria has spent more than 3.7 billion euros since 2020 to directly combat the Corona pandemic. This is...
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New lockdown wave in China

Rising corona infections have triggered a new wave of lockdowns in China. From Wuhan in central China to Xining in the...
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Corona drug Paxlovid becomes a slow seller

Many hopes were pinned on the Corona drug Paxlovid at the beginning of the year. At the time, the newly developed tablets...
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Cannabis legalization could violate EU law

The cannabis legalization planned by the coalition violates EU law, according to a study by the Bundestag's Scientific...
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Aidshilfe demands one million vaccination doses against monkeypox

To get monkeypox infections under control in Germany, many more vaccine doses are needed than have been ordered by the...
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More corona patients in intensive care units

The number of people who have to be treated with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit continues to rise. As of Wednesday,...
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Corona vaccination prevented 20 million deaths

Corona vaccinations have prevented nearly 20 million Covid 19 deaths worldwide in their first year, according to a recent...
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Lack of corona testing could make us 'blind to the evolution of the virus'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent warning against slackening in the fight against the virus in...

Which virus variants are there and how dangerous are they?

Similar to the coronavirus, for example, there are different pathogen variants of monkeypox, which is spreading worldwide...
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Belgium sends monkeypox infected person into isolation for 21 days

Anyone infected with the monkeypox virus must isolate themselves for 21 days in Belgium in the future. This was decided by...
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WHO calls for rigorous contact tracing for monkeypox patients

After the appearance of monkeypox in humans in Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...
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Number of smokers growing, though not in Europe

Around 1.1 billion people in the world are smokers, and around 200 million also use tobacco in other forms, such as...
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Authorities tighten Corona measures in Beijing

Corona measures in the Chinese capital Beijing have been further tightened. The city center of the Chinese capital was...
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WHO observes new Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5

In light of new coronavirus subvariants, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned that countries are testing less....
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U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...
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Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

In Spain, the fifth wave of Corona is sweeping the country almost unchecked. On Tuesday, the regions reported almost...
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Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...
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Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...
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Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...
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America wants to help India with vaccine

Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

New mutant in India in 70 percent of cases

On Thursday, Indian health authorities reported more than 314,000 new infections with the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, and no...

Companies forced to offer corona tests to employees

In view of the discussion about a compulsory offer for corona tests in companies, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has...
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Lockdown in Bavaria until mid-April

There will be no relaxations in Bavaria until the end of the Easter vacations, but as of April 12, regional relaxations...
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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...
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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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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...

German Corona infection rates continue downward trend

Health authorities in Germany reported 4369 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...
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RKI reports 8616 new infections

In Germany, the number of confirmed cases of Corona rises by 8616 to a total of 2,284,010. Health authorities also...

Virus mutations cause concern

In Cologne alone, 114 cases of variant B.1.1.7 and 52 cases of variant B.1.351 were recently reported. There will be an...
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Sputnik V, a Russian symbol of solidarity with the EU

The development of Russia's corona vaccine "Sputnik V" has so far been viewed skeptically in the West. The fact that...
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Bayer wants to produce German Curevac vaccine

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to enter the production of Corona vaccines, providing a helping hand to Tübingen-based...
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EU to tighten vaccine exports

The EU has warned it will tighten exports of Covid vaccines produced in the bloc, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut...
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Moderna vaccine may protect against mutated variants

According to the manufacturer, Moderna's vaccine should also protect against the Corona variants first discovered in the...