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Biden calls for third party vaccination: "Get the booster"

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A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the USA. U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that...

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...

More hospital infections despite corona hygiene

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The number of infections contracted by patients undergoing treatment in German hospitals has not decreased despite...

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...

Risk of hospitalization twice as high for delta

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

Fake vaccination cards: Telegram as a platform for trade

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In Baden-Württemberg, the 7-day incidence has become obsolete as a guideline in the Corona crisis. Social life is...

U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

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According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...

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...

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...
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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...
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Clinicians want more reliable rest periods

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

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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Spahn wants lost wages for unvaccinated in quarantine

The vaccination campaign in Germany is no longer making any real headway. The number of infections is on the rise. The...
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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...
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Intensive care units are getting crowded again

Over the weekend, the symbolic threshold of 1000 patients was exceeded again. For the first time since mid-June, a...
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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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Corona wave hits the young

The fourth wave in the Corona pandemic continues to gain momentum, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), primarily...
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Manufacturers are working on a corona vaccine for children

No vaccine has yet been developed and approved for children under the age of twelve, but the good news is: at least the...
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General public should not pay for corona tests "permanently"

In the fight against further rising infection figures, politicians are increasing the pressure on the unvaccinated. The...
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WHO chief calls for halt to booster vaccinations

In order to increase vaccination protection and to protect the population from new virus variants, the first booster...
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New infections, hospitalizations, deaths - the numbers are rising in the U.S.

About a month late, the United States has reached a vaccination goal proclaimed by U.S. President Joe Biden. As of Monday,...
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Pediatricians see no acute danger from delta variant

The delta variant of the coronavirus has been causing the seven-day incidence in Germany to rise again for weeks. However,...
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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...