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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...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...

A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

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Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...

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...

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...

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...

Latest Corona lockdown easing

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The lockdown in Germany has been extended until March 28 - in principle. At the same time, a phased plan for relaxations...

Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

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Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....

First special approval for Corona self-tests

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The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...

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, 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...

Federal government and Google move blocked

The Munich Regional Court has temporarily banned a cooperation between the federal government and Internet company Google...

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...

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...

Moderna vaccine may protect against mutated variants

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

Reuse of FFP2 masks for private use

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

Corona vaccinations ongoing

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In total, as of the 3rd Jan, 238,000 people in Germany have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, as reported by the...

Private health insurance for professions

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Different professions have different requirements for taking out private heath insurance in Germany. Here is an...

First Covid-19 vaccinations begin on Dec 27th

Christian Bernreiter (CSU), district administrator of the Lower Bavarian district of Deggendorf, has stated, "We start on...
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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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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,...
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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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RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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

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

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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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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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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Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

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

Nasal swab tests now approved

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

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...
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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...

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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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...
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Spahn and Soder aim to continue lockdown

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) and Bavaria's Minister President Markus Söder (CSU) have hinted at...
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Germany virus latest

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn is optimistic during today's press conference, but at the same time points out that...

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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Corona latest for Bavaria

What follows is a breakdown of the most recent Corona news as the Bavarian state parliament convenes to discuss the latest...
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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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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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Corona vaccination passport gains traction

There is still no obligation in Germany to be vaccinated against the corona virus. But it is becoming increasingly clear...
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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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FFP2 masks now compulsory on public transport

A last minute decision by Söder leaves Bavaria's population rushing to secure an ample supply of the relatively...
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Two more German cases of the British virus mutation

The spread of the corona mutation B1.1.7 has resulted in two more cases identified in Germany. The new corona mutation...
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Hospital employee salaries at risk due to corona

As the pandemic wrecks havoc to both health and industry, German hospitals have warned they may be unable to pay...
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German bureaucracy dampens vaccine roll out

With regards to the Covid-19 vaccine, both the EU and the German government have insisted there will be a sufficient...

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...

German private health insurance threshold for 2021

Private health insurance (PKV - Privaten Krankenversicherung) companies had a tough 2020 due to the consequences of the...
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How will covid vaccinations be rolled out in Germany

When will a vaccine be available in Germany and how will its distribution work? The first vaccine could be available by...