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Do I still have to get the PCR test without being in quarantine?

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Even though we have been trying to come to terms with the corona virus for more than two years, to protect ourselves and...

Bavaria abolishes corona isolation requirement

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In four federal states, the isolation obligation for Corona infected persons will soon be dropped. Bavaria,...

RKI: Seven-day incidence increases slightly

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) today reported the nationwide seven-day incidence at 290.1. This is according to figures...

Number of Covid 19 patients in hospitals almost in four figures

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Hospitals in Brandenburg are admitting more and more patients with Corona. The number of Covid 19 patients was 998 on...

More girls newly treated for depression in 2021

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In the second Corona year 2021, according to a study by the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit in Brandenburg, a...

Corona decline halts shortly before cold season

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Given the time of year, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) expects more respiratory illnesses in the near future. "An overall...

Only about half of citizens want to be vaccinated

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"The European Medicines Agency recommends approval of the coronavirus vaccine." Just under two years ago, shortly before...

Lauterbach wants clear vaccination recommendations for all age groups

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German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has called for "clear recommendations" even for people under 60 or 70 on whether...

RKI sees sideways movement rather than downward trend

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In the development of the Corona summer wave in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continues to give no all-clear....

More corona patients in intensive care units

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The number of people who have to be treated with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit continues to rise. As of Wednesday,...

Head of intensive care advises older people to have their fifth vaccination

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

Buschmann announces corona concept for autumn

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According to Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, the federal government will probably present a concept for preparing for...

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...

Lack of corona testing could make us 'blind to the evolution of the virus'

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an urgent warning against slackening in the fight against the virus in...

Corona rules apply in popular travel countries

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For the third time since the start of the Corona pandemic, many vacationers are wondering what rules apply when entering...

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...

Fewer and fewer Corona-infected people in clinics

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Corona infections and hospital admissions continue to decline significantly, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....

Belgium sends monkeypox infected person into isolation for 21 days

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Anyone infected with the monkeypox virus must isolate themselves for 21 days in Belgium in the future. This was decided by...

RKI registers 42,375 new Corona infections

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 342.0. This is...

Number of infections declines, incidence drops to 477

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The Robert Koch Institute has reported the nationwide seven-day incidence as of Saturday morning at 477.0. That's...
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Dispute about the end of the mask requirement in buses and trains

The advance from Schleswig-Holstein to end the obligation to wear masks on buses and trains met with a mixed response in...
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Sharp increase in depression in Brandenburg

The KKH Kaufmännische Krankenkasse records an above-average increase in patients with depression in Brandenburg. The...
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USA wants to extend export ban on ASML to China

The chip machine manufacturer ASML is getting deeper into the global political dispute over high technology. The United...
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RKI: The flu wave starts earlier than usual in Germany

Twice the flu wave in Germany remained largely absent - now influenza is back, and relatively early. Quite high case...
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New lockdown wave in China

Rising corona infections have triggered a new wave of lockdowns in China. From Wuhan in central China to Xining in the...

RKI assumes 4500 heat deaths

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) expects around 4500 heat-related deaths this year, putting the number at a comparable...

Ebola in Uganda continues to spread

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has prevailed against much opposition. Although the measure was unpopular, he has since...

Public health officers demand mandatory wearing of masks indoors

Public health physicians have called for a return to mandatory mask use indoors in light of the high incidence of corona...
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Corona incidence is now almost 700

The autumn and Oktoberfest wave in Bavaria is picking up speed. In the state capital in particular, the incidence of...
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Flu vaccination: When should you get vaccinated?

High fever, aching limbs and severe fatigue, these are some typical symptoms of influenza. Influenza is caused by viruses...
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Corona drug Paxlovid becomes a slow seller

Many hopes were pinned on the Corona drug Paxlovid at the beginning of the year. At the time, the newly developed tablets...
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Cannabis legalization could violate EU law

The cannabis legalization planned by the coalition violates EU law, according to a study by the Bundestag's Scientific...
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Stiko wants to change Corona vaccination recommendation

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) is apparently planning to change the Corona vaccination recommendation....

Merz against nationwide mask requirement

CDU leader Friedrich Merz has spoken out against a blanket mask requirement in the fall. "A general mask requirement in...
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U.S. state of Indiana restricts access to abortions

Indiana has passed a sweeping restriction on abortion access. Republican Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law passed by...
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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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Aidshilfe demands one million vaccination doses against monkeypox

To get monkeypox infections under control in Germany, many more vaccine doses are needed than have been ordered by the...
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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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World Medical Director demands that lockdowns not be categorically ruled out

According to the chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the Infection Protection Act should...
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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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Buschmann promises that masks will be compulsory in autumn

The federal government's concept for the Corona Autumn is likely to include "some form of mandatory masks," according to...
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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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FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory on buses and trains in Bavaria

Despite the rising numbers of corona, FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory for public transport in Bavaria. Only a medical...
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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...
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Corona vaccination prevented 20 million deaths

Corona vaccinations have prevented nearly 20 million Covid 19 deaths worldwide in their first year, according to a recent...
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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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More doctors from abroad in Berlin

More and more doctors trained abroad want to work in Berlin. The number of applications for recognition of doctors...
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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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Medical association warns against further Corona data blind spots

In the fight against the Corona pandemic, Germany urgently needs a better database, in the view of the German Medical...
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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...
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Second confirmed monkeypox case in Brandenburg

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

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...
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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...

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...

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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WHO calls for rigorous contact tracing for monkeypox patients

After the appearance of monkeypox in humans in Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) has...
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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 Covid 19 intensive care patients reaches triple digits for first time in months

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