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U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

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Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...

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...

World Medical Director demands that lockdowns not be categorically ruled out

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According to the chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the Infection Protection Act should...

Buschmann promises that masks will be compulsory in autumn

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The federal government's concept for the Corona Autumn is likely to include "some form of mandatory masks," according to...

FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory on buses and trains in Bavaria

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Despite the rising numbers of corona, FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory for public transport in Bavaria. Only a medical...

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...

More doctors from abroad in Berlin

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More and more doctors trained abroad want to work in Berlin. The number of applications for recognition of doctors...

Medical association warns against further Corona data blind spots

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In the fight against the Corona pandemic, Germany urgently needs a better database, in the view of the German Medical...

Second confirmed monkeypox case in Brandenburg

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In Brandenburg there is the second confirmed monkeypox case. The virus was detected in a 35-year-old man from the district...

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...

What to consider regarding Corona when taking out health insurance

When taking out a health insurance policy one must deal with the corona question as an infection can be relevant for the...

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...

Number of Covid 19 intensive care patients reaches triple digits for first time in months

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The number of critically ill patients treated with Covid-19 in intensive care units in Germany has fallen below 1000. The...

RKI lowers Corona risk rating

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has lowered its risk assessment of the current Corona situation in Germany by one level....

RKI detects new coronavirus variants in Germany

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Several of the fairly new omicron sublines and mixed variants have so far been found relatively rarely or not at all in...

Vaccine denial under the spotlight

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The North Rhine-Westphalia Office for the Protection of the Constitution is the first intelligence service to describe the...

RKI reports 180,000 new infections, incidence continues to fall

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 180,397 new infections within 24 hours. That's 56,955 fewer cases than a week ago...

Corona rules in Austria

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Coronavirus infections are at record levels not only in Germany but also in Austria. Currently (as of March 23), the...

Lauterbach expects corona case numbers to continue to rise

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has warned against carelessness ahead of the planned imminent abolition of Corona...

Nationwide incidence value rises for the sixth time

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The Robert Koch Institute reports around 157,000 new infections within 24 hours. That is about 35,000 cases more than on...
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RKI reports monkeypox cases in two teenagers

About three months after the first monkeypox detection in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) speaks for the first...
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RKI sees sideways movement rather than downward trend

In the development of the Corona summer wave in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continues to give no all-clear....
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Lauterbach goes to statutory health insurance for corona vaccinations

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has expressed his annoyance at comments made by the head of the National...
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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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Hospitals are running short of medical devices

In addition to rising corona infection figures, supply bottlenecks are currently making themselves felt in hospitals....
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Head of intensive care advises older people to have their fifth vaccination

The President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (Divi), Gernot Marx,...
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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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Buschmann announces corona concept for autumn

According to Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, the federal government will probably present a concept for preparing for...
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These rules apply to the paid Corona citizen tests

Testing for Corona free of charge is now a thing of the past after more than a year. From this Thursday on, only certain...

BA.5 dominant Corona variant in Germany

In the corona pandemic in Germany, the Omicron subline BA.5 is now predominant. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) speaks in...
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317 confirmed monkeypox cases in Berlin

The number of registered monkeypox cases in Berlin has continued to rise. As of Monday, 317 laboratory-confirmed...
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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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Lauterbach presents seven-point plan against Corona

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, in the face of again higher Corona infection figures, relies on caution of all in the...
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Corona rules apply in popular travel countries

For the third time since the start of the Corona pandemic, many vacationers are wondering what rules apply when entering...
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Stiko recommends vaccination against monkeypox for risk groups

In view of the increasing number of monkeypox cases in Germany, the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) considers...

This is how Germany should prepare for the Corona Autumn

It is likely that the number of corona infections will rise again in the fall. People will then be indoors more often...
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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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Fewer and fewer Corona-infected people in clinics

Corona infections and hospital admissions continue to decline significantly, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....
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STIKO recommends vaccination for all children from five to eleven years of age

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends that all children between the ages of five and eleven receive a...
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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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RKI registers 42,375 new Corona infections

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 342.0. This is...
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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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Number of infections declines, incidence drops to 477

The Robert Koch Institute has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 477.0. That's...
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Authorities tighten Corona measures in Beijing

Corona measures in the Chinese capital Beijing have been further tightened. The city center of the Chinese capital was...
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Several dogs in Brandenburg died from ticks

After the designation of three TBE risk areas in Brandenburg due to the danger of ticks, several dogs have already been...
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Number of Lyme disease cases in Berlin increased

In Berlin, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease has increased in recent years. In 2021, 994 cases of the disease...
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Incidence decreases to 807.0

The nationwide seven-day incidence for new Corona infections has dropped again slightly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI)...
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Corona incidence falls below 700

The nationwide seven-day incidence has continued to decline. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...
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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....

Lauterbach sees no more scope for relaxation

Following the Bundestag's decision against a Corona vaccination requirement, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD)...
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Scholz rules out new attempt for mandatory vaccination

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has regretted the failure of a general Corona vaccination obligation, but sees no basis for a...
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RKI: 274,901 new infections - incidence falls slightly

The nationwide seven-day incidence is lower than the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new...

High incidence could last until Easter

The current very strong Corona spread could continue until about mid-April, according to Berlin-based virologist Christian...
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Lauterbach advocates compulsory vaccination

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has strongly advocated in the Bundestag for the introduction of a general...
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Countries sharply criticize new Infection Protection Act

Before the prime ministers' conference on Thursday, several German states have voiced criticism, some of it sharp, of the...
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More than 260,000 new corona infections for the first time

The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has again risen sharply. According to the Robert Koch...
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Austria suspends compulsory corona vaccination

Austria has suspended the general Corona vaccination requirement that has been in effect since early February. Compulsory...
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Coronavirus: These are the places with highest risk of infection

Germany is relaxing the Corona measures. And while clubs have reopened in some states and schools in Hesse are no longer...

Corona rules almost completely lifted in Austria

A high number of new infections, a seven-day incidence well above 2000, the Corona traffic light is on red nationwide -...