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Vaccination day without appointment in Munich

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There are days in Riem when 9,000 injections are administered in one day. These are figures that really push the medical...

Blood donor shortage could become problem this year

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Almost every year there is the dreaded summer shortage in the supply of blood donations to German hospitals. But this...

Why is egg freezing so popular now?

IVF technologies allowed a lot of couples who lost the ability to conceive a child the natural way to make their dreams...

Rapid test centers in Berlin hardly used to capacity - more and more are closing down

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With a total capacity of more than 4.7 million rapid tests per week, only 741,000 tests were performed in Berlin last...

Dietmar Hopp remains "rock solid" in his conviction of CureVac

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The preliminary low efficacy of CureVac's Corona vaccine is unfairly criticized, according to CEO Franz-Werner Haas. No...

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...

Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

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Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...

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...

Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

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

America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

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For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...

People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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

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...

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...
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Virologists assume further corona variants

Experts believe that the coronavirus will mutate several more times. However, the president of the Society for Virology,...
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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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Germany vaccination progress update

The vaccination campaign in Germany has lost pace, but more and more citizens are considered to be fully protected. After...
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Corona in Germany: certain measures relief only for vaccinated people?

Major events could be possible again in Germany as early as August. A corresponding draft was discussed by the heads of...
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End of restrictions in sight

Massive relaxations for vaccinated people are on the horizon in Corona policy: People with full vaccination protection...
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Curevac vaccine shows efficacy of 48 percent

The disappointing study results for CureVac's Covid 19 vaccine have been confirmed after a final analysis. The vaccine...

Corona incidence drops to 5.4 - but delta looms

Health authorities in Germany have reported 404 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day....

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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Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...
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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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Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

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

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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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...

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...
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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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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...

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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Coronavirus side effects

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