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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...

New Corona rules apply in Berlin

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Against the backdrop of falling infection figures and declining hospital occupancy by people infected with Corona, the...

US eases mask guidelines

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More than 70 percent of the population can avoid wearing a mask indoors in the United States. This is according to the new...

Austria ends almost all Corona measures on March 5

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Austria plans to lift almost all Corona measures on March 5. The mask requirement is to remain in place. This was...

Incidence and new infections rise slightly

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in the seven-day incidence rate nationwide, once again reaching...

Seven-day incidence reaches high of 1073

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The incidence value of new corona infections in Germany has once again reached an all-time high. The Robert Koch Institute...

How the RKI plans to keep an eye on the Corona situation

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As the Omicron wave continues to build, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is taking a closer look at the burden of disease...

Quarantine rules are now in effect

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Following the Bundestag's decision on Thursday evening, the Bundesrat cleared the way for new rules on quarantine and...

How severe corona courses can be better recognized at home

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Corona disease is insidious. It progresses in two phases. First, most are overcome by a feeling of weakness. Flu-like...

Health ministers discuss booster incentives

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In the Corona crisis, the health ministers of the federal and state governments want to discuss this Tuesday uniform...

What the Stiko recommendation means for children

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Corona vaccinations of children under twelve years in Germany are getting closer - but not yet on a large scale. 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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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 -...
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Nationwide seven-day incidence rises slightly

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has now reported a slight increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence after several...
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Court overturns incomplete J and J vaccination status

For a long time, Johnson & Johnson vaccinees were considered fully immunized with just one vaccination of Johnson...
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New Corona rules in Berlin

Against the backdrop of falling Corona infection figures and positive forecasts from experts, the Berlin Senate is lifting...
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Nationwide seven-day incidence decreases

The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Germany has fallen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute...
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RKI registers fewer new infections - incidence increases

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in seven-day incidence nationwide, once again reaching an...
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Measures against shortage of breast cancer drugs

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has initiated measures to counter a supply shortage of the important...
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STIKO for second booster for particularly vulnerable groups

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) has come out in favor of the Corona vaccination with the vaccine from the...
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Denmark lifts Corona restrictions

Denmark is the first EU country since the start of the Omicron wave to have lifted almost all Corona measures: Despite...
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RKI shifts disease burden to the forefront

In light of the skyrocketing numbers of new Omicron infections in the Corona pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is...
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Vienna performs more PCR tests than the whole of Germany

German laboratories are running out of capacity for PCR tests - and not just in Berlin. According to the laboratory...
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Lauterbach speaks out against vaccination register

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is firmly opposed to the establishment of a vaccination register in Germany....
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Seven-day incidence exceeds 500 for the first time

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach warns of a high number of deaths and massive restrictions in hospital treatments in...
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Researchers see Omicron peak in U.S. and U.K.

Scientists in the U.S. see a turnaround in the fight against the highly contagious corona mutant Omicron. "It [the mutant]...
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Hospital beds are running out

Hundreds of students walked out of class in New York on Tuesday - a "walkout" in protest, organized in several schools at...

Hospitals expect patient increase due to Corona variant Omicron

Because of the Omicron variant, hospitals in Lower Saxony are preparing for an increase in Corona patients. "The primary...
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Vaccine shortage looms at the beginning of the year

The nationwide seven-day incidence has dropped again compared to the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave...
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Omicron discovered for the first time in boostered patients

A group of seven Germans aged 25 to 39 have contracted the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in South Africa, although...
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Biontech founder Sahin considers boosters to be necessary after three months

Biontech founder and chief executive Ugur Sahin advocated having booster sensations done after just three months. "If...
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Lauterbach announces vaccine inventory

Germany's new health minister, Karl Lauterbach, has stressed the importance of booster vaccinations in the fight against...

South Africa: train used to vaccinate

Passenger rail transport is as good as dead in South Africa, and the state-owned transport company Transnet is in a coma....