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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...

America wants to help India with vaccine

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Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

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...

Coronavirus side effects

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

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

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According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...

EU vaccine chief threatens Astra-Zeneca

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An EU export ban on the Corona vaccine made by British-Swedish manufacturer Astra-Zeneca is drawing closer. "We will act,"...

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

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Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...

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...

Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

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The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...

Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

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In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...

Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

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The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...

German Corona infection rates continue downward trend

Health authorities in Germany reported 4369 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

How much does private health insurance cost in Germany

German private health insurance cost
German private health insurance is an option for people who either earn over 64,350 EUR per annum (as of 2021), or are...

Germany virus latest

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Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn is optimistic during today's press conference, but at the same time points out that...

Sputnik V, a Russian symbol of solidarity with the EU

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The development of Russia's corona vaccine "Sputnik V" has so far been viewed skeptically in the West. The fact that...

Corona latest for Bavaria

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What follows is a breakdown of the most recent Corona news as the Bavarian state parliament convenes to discuss the latest...

What are FFP2 masks?

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FFP2 masks, are a specific class of filtering facepiece (FFP) masks; which more generally is a type of personal protective...
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America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...
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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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People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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

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...

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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How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

When Jens Spahn (CDU) visited the vaccination center in Berlin's Messe on Easter Monday, the health minister seemed a...
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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...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
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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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A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...
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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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Lockdown in Bavaria until mid-April

There will be no relaxations in Bavaria until the end of the Easter vacations, but as of April 12, regional relaxations...
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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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World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...
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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,...

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...
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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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Latest Corona lockdown easing

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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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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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...
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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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Berlin 7-day incidence rises

The seven-day incidence in Berlin has been rising again for a week and is slowly approaching the 60 mark. From 53.7 last...
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Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...
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Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...
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Corona rates continue to improve

Health departments in Germany reported 6114 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...
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Corona, who will be vaccinated first

The federal government has revised the coronavirus vaccination regulation. The updated version has been in effect since...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Federal government and Google move blocked

The Munich Regional Court has temporarily banned a cooperation between the federal government and Internet company Google...
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Spahn and Soder aim to continue lockdown

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) and Bavaria's Minister President Markus Söder (CSU) have hinted at...
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RKI reports 8616 new infections

In Germany, the number of confirmed cases of Corona rises by 8616 to a total of 2,284,010. Health authorities also...

Virus mutations cause concern

In Cologne alone, 114 cases of variant B.1.1.7 and 52 cases of variant B.1.351 were recently reported. There will be an...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...
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Bayer wants to produce German Curevac vaccine

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to enter the production of Corona vaccines, providing a helping hand to Tübingen-based...

German health workers see no end in sight

Health clinics now resemble more of a crisis area than an ordered medical establishment: that is the image that prevails...
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EU to tighten vaccine exports

The EU has warned it will tighten exports of Covid vaccines produced in the bloc, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut...
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Moderna vaccine may protect against mutated variants

According to the manufacturer, Moderna's vaccine should also protect against the Corona variants first discovered in the...
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Corona vaccination passport gains traction

There is still no obligation in Germany to be vaccinated against the corona virus. But it is becoming increasingly clear...
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Reuse of FFP2 masks for private use

FFP2 masks are used in healthcare sectors where there is an increased risk of infection. Designed as a single-use product,...