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Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

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Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...

Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

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Against the backdrop of falling corona infection figures, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has called for...

Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

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Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...

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...

How effective are vaccines against viral variants?

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The situation in Germany seems to be slowly easing again. For some time now, Corona numbers have finally been steadily...

More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

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Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...

After vaccination, how long does immunity last?

The coronavirus continues to spread in Germany, but the vaccination campaign is also progressing. But how long does...

America wants to help India with vaccine

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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...

Coronavirus side effects

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Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

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According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...

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,"...

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

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Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...

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...

Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

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The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...

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...

Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

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

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...
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Spahn wants to lower pharmacy fees for digital vaccination certificates

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants to reduce the remuneration of pharmacies for the creation of digital Corona...
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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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What the digital vaccination certificate is all about

What is the digital vaccination certificate and who gets it? The digital proof of vaccination is a document that all...
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Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...
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Mixed Corona vaccine is well tolerated - and effective

Using Astrazeneca and as a second dose Biontech/Pfizer probably has no disadvantages for vaccinees in terms of efficacy...
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Making it happen - getting an executive nursing leadership position

You have often thought about going for a role in leadership, but quite often, something has put you off the idea. Well,...

When and how are children vaccinated?

At a renewed vaccination summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the state premiers plan to discuss, among other...
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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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300 million euros for Corona drugs

The vaccination campaign is underway, the incidence is falling - will the coronavirus soon be defeated? No, agree Health...
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Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

District Administrator Leo Schrell in the Swabian district of Dillingen, like many colleagues in other districts, is...
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Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

When it comes to the vaccine from AstraZeneca, criteria such as age, pre-existing conditions or occupational group will no...
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Federal government removes prioritization for AstraZeneca

People in Germany will be able to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca's Corona vaccine in their doctor's office without...
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America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...
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One-third of critical care nurses want to quit

A new online survey by the German Society for Internal Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) shows that nursing...
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People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

After the Senate released the Astrazeneca vaccine for all those willing to be vaccinated, disappointment is spreading. It...
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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...

Corona model projects are on brink of collapse

The university cities of Tübingen and Rostock have made many headlines in recent months because of their low Corona...

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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How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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

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,...
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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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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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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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World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

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

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...
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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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Latest Corona lockdown easing

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

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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Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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...
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Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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

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...