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The nationwide seven-day incidence rises to 442.1

After a brief interruption, the nationwide seven-day incidence of new Corona infections has risen again. According to the...

Austria plans to enforce mandatory vaccination

In order to gain as much acceptance as possible for the planned mandatory vaccination, the Austrian government is trying...

Three quarters of clinics postpone operations

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Due to the large number of covid patients in intensive care units, normal operations can now no longer be maintained in...

EMA recommends approval of BioNTech vaccine for children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given the green light for the use of BioNTech and Pfizer's Corona vaccine in...

RKI is already talking about a fifth wave

The fourth wave of corona is just beginning to build up. Behind it - and still far away - the next one could already be...

Who should get the booster and when?

Now that German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has spoken out in favor of allowing everyone over the age of 18 to receive...

RKI registers peak of over 50,000 new corona infections

The number of new Corona infections has once again risen sharply, exceeding 50,000 for the first time in the Corona...

Rising corona numbers: a county with an incidence above 850

The nationwide seven-day incidence has once again increased significantly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the...

Ten percent of hospital beds to be kept free for Corona cases

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The Berlin Hospital Association (BKG) expects that the capital's hospitals will have to switch back to emergency...

Covid-19 despite vaccination - experts not surprised

Though mostly mild: 117,763 probable vaccine breakthroughs - infections with symptoms - have been recorded by the Robert...

China vaccinates children as young as three

In China, children as young as three are now being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Several municipalities and...

Seven-day incidence increases by more than five points

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The seven-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany has risen for the eighth consecutive day. The Robert Koch Institute...

RKI reports partly high incidences in children and adolescents

The seven-day incidence in Germany continues to rise. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per...

Corona tests cost money from Monday

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has defended the decision that Corona citizenship tests will no longer be free of...

Stiko recommends corona booster vaccinations for over 70s

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has recommended in principle a Corona booster vaccination for people aged...

How the virus endangers Australia's indigenous people

Several dozen mobile homes are parked in the small town of Wilcannia in the middle of the outback, in the sparsely...

Is the end of measures approaching soon?

When will we finally be rid of the coronavirus and all its measures and restrictions? That's probably what millions of...

Clinicians want more reliable rest periods

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It will be about money when the Marburger Bund (MB) meets with the Association of Municipal Employers (VKA) on October 14...

Spahn wants lost wages for unvaccinated in quarantine

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The vaccination campaign in Germany is no longer making any real headway. The number of infections is on the rise. The...

Intensive care units are getting crowded again

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Over the weekend, the symbolic threshold of 1000 patients was exceeded again. For the first time since mid-June, a...
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Lauterbach's instructions against the fourth Corona wave

Ahead of the upcoming federal-state conference on the current Corona situation, health expert Karl Lauterbach has...

Germany-wide restrictions for the unvaccinated

The federal and state governments are planning a comprehensive package - based on the proposals of future Chancellor Olaf...

Is the omicron mutant more widespread in the UK yet?

Six more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were confirmed in the United Kingdom on Monday, bringing the total to...
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Seven-day incidence rises above 450 for the first time

The seven-day incidence has risen again and has reached an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the number...

How dangerous is the new virus variant from South Africa?

Is this now the virus variant that is even more contagious than Delta? Or even one that is so different that the vaccine...

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...

What you need to know about the third vaccination

"Booster vaccination is the completely wrong term in my eyes," says Professor Carsten Watzl. The Secretary-General of the...
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Incidence in Saxony rises well above 800

The nationwide seven-day incidence has once again risen to an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the...

Corona: what are the advantages of vaccinating children?

While in Vienna and soon also in Tyrol, under-12s are being vaccinated against Covid-19 without official approval - as an...

STIKO recommends general Corona booster vaccination from 18 years of age

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends Covid 19 booster vaccination for all persons aged 18 and older...

Staffing shortage slows re-expansion of immunization services

A lack of personnel is slowing down the planned expansion of the infrastructure for Corona vaccinations in Berlin. The...

Fewer Intensive Care Patients

As of Saturday, Hessian health departments have reported more new Corona cases to the Robert Koch Institute than a week...

Hospitals: The intensive care units will soon be full

On Monday, a good 3000 beds were still free in intensive care units in Germany. More than 2,500 people required intensive...

Coalition wants to reinstate free Covid 19 testing

The planned traffic light coalition wants to reintroduce free Covid 19 testing but does not want to regulate this via the...

The RKI reports 33,949 new corona infections

The number of daily reported new infections in Germany has exceeded the peak of the third infection wave in spring. On...
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Why Corona tests should be free again

Three weeks have passed since Corona tests became chargeable in Germany by the majority. Three weeks can make a huge...

Lauterbach to reopen vaccination centers

To push for booster vaccinations against the coronavirus, acting German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is urging a...

Biontech vaccine for five to eleven year olds approved in USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency approval to Biontech/Pfizer's vaccine for children ages five...
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65 percent of the non-vaccinated do not want to be vaccinated

According to a survey, almost nine out of ten non-vaccinated people in Germany do not plan to be vaccinated against Corona...

U.S. expert panel advocates Biontech vaccination for children

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to discuss a possible emergency approval of...
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Corona incidence nationwide update

The 7-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany has reached 110. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the nationwide...
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Corona crisis worldwide: too little vaccine for poorer people

There has been no shortage of grandiose announcements in the Corona crisis so far: no one is safe until everyone is safe,...
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After relaxations: Corona infections on the rise in the Netherlands

Three weeks ago, the relaxation of Corona measures started in the Netherlands. Now the country is facing a sharp increase...
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Corona incidence suddenly jumps - RKI reports worrying figures for Germany

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported Wednesday a 7-day incidence of 80.4, up from 75.1 the previous day and 65.4 a...
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Number of vaccination breakthroughs increased

There is little momentum in the seven-day incidence in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...
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Free Corona tests are still available for these people

October 11 marks a turning point in Germany's fight against the Corona pandemic. As of that very Monday, rapid tests by...

RKI: Corona incidence rises to 63.8

There is currently little momentum in the seven-day incidence of coronavirus in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI)...

RKI assumes higher vaccination rate than reported

According to a new evaluation by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Corona vaccinations in Germany are probably already...

Introduces mandatory vaccination for adults

The interim respite in new Corona infections is over. Last week, the Corona figures stagnated, but they are likely to rise...
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Daycare educators must be vaccinated

Although children usually only contract Covid-19 mildly, more and more of them are becoming infected with the virus. Since...
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Italy vaccination rules bring chaos

It applies to anyone who visits and operates restaurants, public concerts, events and sports competitions, government...
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Biden calls for third party vaccination: "Get the booster"

A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the USA. U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that...
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Costs in the millions due to Covid treatment for the unvaccinated

Treating unvaccinated covid patients costs millions. Economists have now warned of the immense costs to the healthcare...

The nursing care insurance fund is apparently threatened with insolvency

The financial situation of the long-term care insurance fund is apparently precarious due to the additional costs caused...

STIKO recommends Corona vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) has generally come out in favor of Corona vaccinations for pregnant and...
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More hospital infections despite corona hygiene

The number of infections contracted by patients undergoing treatment in German hospitals has not decreased despite...
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Incidence decreases, number of deaths increases

The German seven-day incidence of new Corona infections has again fallen slightly. According to the Robert Koch Institute...

Virologist Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations

Berlin virologist Christian Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations in view of the delta variant. "We absolutely have to...
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Germany seven-day incidence continues to rise

The seven-day incidence has risen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning, it was 74.1. The...
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Risk of hospitalization twice as high for delta

The risk of hospitalization is probably about twice as high for infection with the delta variant of the coronavirus as for...