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Corona drug Paxlovid becomes a slow seller

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Many hopes were pinned on the Corona drug Paxlovid at the beginning of the year. At the time, the newly developed tablets...

Aidshilfe demands one million vaccination doses against monkeypox

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To get monkeypox infections under control in Germany, many more vaccine doses are needed than have been ordered by the...

Corona vaccination prevented 20 million deaths

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Corona vaccinations have prevented nearly 20 million Covid 19 deaths worldwide in their first year, according to a recent...

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...

WHO calls for rigorous contact tracing for monkeypox patients

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After the appearance of monkeypox in humans in Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

Authorities tighten Corona measures in Beijing

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Corona measures in the Chinese capital Beijing have been further tightened. The city center of the Chinese capital was...

U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

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According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...

Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

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Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...

Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

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From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...

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...

Lockdown in Bavaria until mid-April

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

Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

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In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...

Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

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The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...

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...

RKI reports 8616 new infections

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

Sputnik V, a Russian symbol of solidarity with the EU

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The development of Russia's corona vaccine "Sputnik V" has so far been viewed skeptically in the West. The fact that...

EU to tighten vaccine exports

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The EU has warned it will tighten exports of Covid vaccines produced in the bloc, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut...

Corona vaccination passport gains traction

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There is still no obligation in Germany to be vaccinated against the corona virus. But it is becoming increasingly clear...

Are vastly more people dying in Germany because of the pandemic?

Tuberculosis was considered the world's most deadliest infectious disease in 2019. According to the World Health...

Biontech Covid-19 vaccine a step closer

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The EU Commission has finalized sped-up negotiations for a contract to supply the latest covid-19 vaccine from the...
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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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U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...
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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 for Bundeswehr soldiers remains mandatory

The Corona vaccination remains mandatory for Bundeswehr soldiers. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig on Thursday...
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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...
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Shanghai lifts many restrictions after two months of lockdown

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

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...
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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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North Korea reports 21 more deaths

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

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...
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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...

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...
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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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Mutant combines British and Indian traits

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...
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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...
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CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

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

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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EU vaccine chief threatens Astra-Zeneca

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

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

Nasal swab tests now approved

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

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...
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Corona rates continue to improve

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

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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How much does private health insurance cost in Germany

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

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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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:...
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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...

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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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...
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What are FFP2 masks?

FFP2 masks, are a specific class of filtering facepiece (FFP) masks; which more generally is a type of personal protective...
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Reuse of FFP2 masks for private use

FFP2 masks are used in healthcare sectors where there is an increased risk of infection. Designed as a single-use product,...
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FFP2 Masks - one use only and expensive

In Germany, Bavaria has taken the extreme step of mandating an expensive type of mask is worn in shops and on public...
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Period products free for women in Scotland

In a bizarre and unashamedly sexist move, the Scottish parliament decided to further increase the rapidly exaggerated...
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We need a common sense approach to this pandemic

The millennium's first global pandemic, Covid-19, swept from country to country leaving chaos in its wake. Now, as the...

Where does the vaccine for Covid-19 stand?

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University....

Latest Corona Developments in Germany

On April 30th 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented newely adapted corona rules. First of all it was announced...