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    Face masks and slippers: Museums preserve lockdown life

    HISTORY. This file combination of photographs created in London on March 27, 2020 shows disposable plastic gloves discarded in the street in Manchester, Marsden (top right), and London. The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown. File photos by Oli Scarff and Daniel […] More

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    Does cannabis protect against the corona virus?

    Canadian researchers suspect that the medicinal plant might protect against the new coronavirus. The preliminary results are part of research into the use of cannabis to treat cancer and Crohn’s disease. Researchers are currently pursuing both traditional and less traditional approaches to finding a vaccine or medication for the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. They have looked at existing drug candidates, […] More

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    Corona quarantine: anger at TUI is growing

    The travel group has placed almost 3,000 crew members on a ship in Cuxhaven under the corona quarantine. The crew complains of problems with wage payments, health risks, and a lack of communication. For weeks, the approximately 2,900 crew members onboard the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 3” have not seen anyone from the outside world. “Life […] More

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    Trump threatens WHO to freeze payments

    President Donald Trump is furious: he accuses the World Health Organization (WHO) of serious errors in connection with the corona pandemic. The United States is the largest contributor, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, US President Donald Trump increases the pressure on the World Trade Organization (WHO). Trump […] More

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    Has there been a drug against the new corona virus for a long time?

    In parallel to vaccine development, doctors around the world are testing whether existing drugs can also help against SARS-CoV-2. This saves valuable time and can save lives. Perhaps there is no need to find a new drug against the new SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. Existing active substances may also help against the COVID-19 pathogen. The advantage of the […] More

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    Corona Crisis and Sport: Formula 1 Considering “Ghost Racing”

    With the Canadian Grand Prix, Formula 1 also postpones the ninth race of the season and is considering unusual measures. Sport under control of the corona crisis – developments in the blog. 7th of April The  Formula 1  can not go as planned in mid-June in Canada because of the Corona pandemic. The organizers of the race in Montreal […] More

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    Coronavirus: how it lives in quarantine in Bonn

    The first case of COVID-19 in Bonn occurred in a primary school. The students were sent home. DW editor Mikhail Bushuev also works in the home office after a short vacation. An experience report. You could say that I am under “light” quarantine. After a short vacation with my family in northern Italy, my employer asked if possible not […] More

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    Coronavirus vaccine doesn’t come very quickly

    The development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 is in full swing. Nevertheless, it will take at least a year for an active ingredient to hit the market. It is unclear whether the virus is still rampant. Only a month has passed since Chinese scientists decoded the genetic information of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and made it available to the […] More

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    Which companies benefit from the coronavirus

    The fear of the coronavirus has a firm grip on the financial markets. After all, when companies lower earnings and sales forecasts, it is poison for stock prices. But there are also profiteers. Wait and see Netflix When the courses greased worldwide in the last week of February, the paper of the video streaming platform successfully resisted […] More

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    How does the Coronavirus rapid test work?

    Rapid tests must be limited to suspected cases, a general test is neither possible nor sensible. Read here who is being tested, how the tests work and whether there will be easier quick tests soon. So far there are no drugs or vaccinations against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It will take at least 18 to 24 months until a corresponding […] More

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    Coronavirus: theoretically possible to postpone the Olympic Games

    The Olympic organizers say that the games in Tokyo could be postponed. But you want to stick to the original schedule. UEFA is currently examining various emergency options for the European Football Championship. 3 March: Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto holds a postponement of the Tokyo Olympicspossible within this year – at least in theory. The contract to host the games […] More

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    Corona virus on all continents

    The global spread of the coronavirus is advancing. But in most countries, there are only a few infected people. Asia continues to be the hardest hit. The number of corona cases is also increasing in Germany. No continent without a coronavirus – the novel pathogen has spread everywhere. Australia and the USA are now also reporting the first death. According […] More

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    Hot, cold, damp? What viruses need to survive

    Does the corona virus go down as temperatures rise? Virologist Thomas Pietschmann explains why spring really gives hope and why women have a clear advantage in the fight against the viral disease. The hope is that everything will get better in spring. If it goes well, this new coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, behaves  like the influenza virus. Then spring […] More

  • Corona virus paralyzes Iran

    Corona virus paralyzes Iran

    With 19 fatalities, Iran is the country with the most deaths from the corona virus outside of China. Now the government is criticized – and an airline that is supported by hardliners. The official information from the Iranian government shows a bleak picture. Accordingly, the corona virus spread in Iran in a very short time. And the death […] More

  • Coronavirus: is SARS-CoV-2 contagious for significantly longer?

    Coronavirus: is SARS-CoV-2 contagious for significantly longer?

    Health authorities are concerned about unclear infection routes and indications that the incubation period is twice as long. Longer contagion times would have drastic consequences for prevention. The incubation period for the new virus, i.e. the time between infection and the onset of symptoms, is normally 2 to 14 days. The World Health Organization (WHO),  the German Robert Koch Institute […] More

  • Coronavirus: How can I prepare for a pandemic?

    Coronavirus: How can I prepare for a pandemic?

    There is no reason to panic before a pandemic, but we can make good use of the remaining time. The novel Coranavirus SARS-CoV-2 is a global challenge that requires  everyone to act responsibly .  Every single citizen, but also companies, institutions and organizations can take measures to protect themselves against the virus and to be prepared for a pandemic.  Preparations […] More