Coronavirus in Germany

11.07.2021: Research: Easy window air flow higher than costly air filters

Scientists on the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, have present in a brand new research on containing the Covid 19 pandemic and rising air high quality in school rooms that standard window air flow supported by easy technical aids similar to followers and extractor bonnets is superior to costly filter methods. It really works fairly merely: contemporary, cool air enters the classroom by way of a tilted window, the nice and cozy air breathed by the kids causes the air, together with the particles, to rise upwards, the place they’re captured by extractor bonnets and transported exterior by a fan within the window.


10.07.2021: Biontech: will we’d like a 3rd dose?

The vaccine producers Biontech and Pfizer have collectively introduced that they anticipate a lower within the protecting impact of their coronavirus vaccine six months after the second vaccination. That is primarily based, amongst different issues, on knowledge collected by the Israeli Ministry of Well being from sensible use. On this foundation, “it’s possible {that a} third dose will probably be required inside six to 12 months after the total vaccination”.


09.07.2021: 70 tonnes of medical help arrived in Namibia

Windhoek (dpa) – 70 tonnes of medical help provides from Germany arrived in Namibia’s capital Windhoek on Thursday. On board a cargo aircraft have been 500,000 FFP2 masks, 60,000 hospital beds and 300,000 protecting gloves from German military shares. In response to the Bundeswehr, a discipline hospital has already been arrange in Windhoek’s central hospital within the south-west African state of Namibia. Round 462,000 surgical masks have been already handed over in Windhoek in June. Namibia, with a inhabitants of virtually 2.5 million, has formally registered round 97,100 corona infections and 1662 deaths to date. The nation is reaching the bounds of its medical infrastructure. Thus far, solely 4.9 per cent of the inhabitants have had an preliminary vaccination, fewer are absolutely vaccinated.


08.07.2021: Germany provides 30 million vaccine doses to creating nations

Berlin (dpa) – Germany will give at the very least 30 million Corona vaccine doses to creating nations and different states by the tip of the yr. That is in accordance with a report by the Ministry of Well being. At the least 80 % of the vaccine donation is to be distributed by way of Covax. As of mid-June, solely 83 million vaccine doses had been distributed by way of the worldwide vaccine programme, most of them to the poorest nations. A most of 20 % of the donation is to be distributed bilaterally, particularly to nations within the Western Balkans with as much as three million doses, to Namibia and to nations within the Jap Partnership. Jap companions refers to EU neighbours similar to Armenia, Azerbaijan or Ukraine.


07.07.2021: “Fulminant reopening”: individuals flock to the cinemas

Berlin (dpa) – From Thursday to Sunday, nearly 830,000 individuals went to the cinema, HDF Kino and the Affiliation of Movie Distributors (VdF) introduced. That is “an excellent consequence underneath the present situations”. A yr in the past, round 200,000 tickets had been offered on the calendar weekend, and in 2019, earlier than the pandemic, round 1.29 million tickets had been offered. One other affiliation – the AG Kino-Gilde – even speaks of a “fulminant  reopening”. The affiliation primarily represents artwork home cinemas.


06.07.2021: RKI: Excessive vaccination goal to keep away from fourth wave 

Berlin (dpa) – In view of the dreaded delta variant of the coronavirus, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has set a excessive vaccination goal. In response to RKI calculations, at the very least 85 per cent of 12- to 59-year-olds and 90 per cent of seniors aged 60 and older ought to be absolutely vaccinated. “If this vaccination fee is achieved in time, a pronounced fourth wave within the coming autumn/winter appears unlikely,” says an RKI paper.


05.07.2021: Berlin producer plans Corona movie 

Munich (dpa) – Berlin producer Regina Ziegler needs to make a movie in regards to the Corona pandemic. “I’ll make it a tragicomedy, that is the one method,” she mentioned on the Munich Movie Pageant. Regardless of the intense and troublesome scenario, there are such a lot of issues to smile about, she mentioned. “I am in favour of tackling life because it involves us, with the unhappy sides, but in addition with the cheerful sides.” Ziegler didn’t give particulars but. Nevertheless, the movie ought to be proven subsequent yr.


04.07.2021: Slight improve in incidence fee for first time in weeks

Berlin (dpa) – For the primary time in weeks, the seven-day incidence fee of latest corona infections in Germany has risen in comparison with yesterday. It was 5.0 infections inside seven days per 100,000 inhabitants and thus 0.1 larger than the day earlier than (4.9; earlier week: 5.7), in accordance with figures launched by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning. In response to the figures, well being authorities in Germany reported 559 new corona infections to the institute inside someday. Every week in the past, the determine was 538 infections.


03.07.2021: Lowest corona incidence in nearly a yr

Berlin (dpa) – For the primary time in about eleven months, the incidence of corona in Germany has fallen under 5. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide worth on Saturday morning as 4.9 (earlier day 5.0; earlier week 5.9). The final time the worth was under the 5 threshold was on 30 July 2020, when it was 4.8. In response to this info, 16 deaths have been recorded throughout Germany inside 24 hours. Every week in the past, there have been 68 deaths.


02.07.2021: Stiko: Due to delta variant, second vaccination with mRNA vaccine

Berlin (dpa) – In view of the fast unfold of the notably infectious delta variant in Germany, the Standing Fee on Vaccination (Stiko) is adjusting its Corona vaccination advice. Thus, individuals who have acquired a primary dose of Astrazeneca ought to in future obtain an mRNA vaccine similar to these from Biontech or Moderna as a second injection, no matter age. The consultants justify the recommendation to mix vector and mRNA vaccine with the truth that the immune response after administering two completely different preparations is “clearly superior” to the immune response after two doses of Astrazeneca.


01.07.2021: Digital EU vaccination certificates launches

Brussels (dpa) – On 1 July, the EU vaccination certificates will probably be formally launched. Because of this, simply in time for the summer time holidays, will probably be potential to learn a proof of vaccination issued in Germany, a contemporary check or an an infection that has been overcome through a QR code anyplace in Europe. In response to present figures from the Ministry of Well being, 37.3 million EU vaccination certificates have already been issued in Germany alone, whereby there generally is a certificates for a primary in addition to a second vaccination.


30.06.2021: Maas warns in opposition to “vaccine diplomacy”

Matera (dpa) – German International Minister Heiko Maas has warned China and Russia in opposition to utilizing the distribution of Corona vaccines to increase their affect on the planet. The struggle in opposition to the pandemic shouldn’t be about “attaining short-term geostrategic benefits”, the SPD politician mentioned on Tuesday on the G20 assembly in Matera in southern Italy. China and Russia gave vaccines to different nations very early on, incomes accusations of “vaccine diplomacy”. Thus far, China has delivered greater than 350 million vaccine doses to greater than 80 nations. What was donated, offered at market costs or offered cheaply stays unclear. Russia has delivered considerably much less. There aren’t any official figures.


29.06.2021: RKI: Each second new an infection with the delta variant

Munich/Berlin (dpa) – The extra infectious delta variant is spreading an increasing number of in Germany. It now accounts for at the very least 35 per cent of the samples examined, mentioned the President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, in an announcement by the federal and state well being ministers. Because the knowledge is already a couple of days outdated, the share can really be estimated at round 50 per cent.


28.06.2021: Spanish physician awarded for dedication in Corona disaster 

Dresden (dpa) – The Spanish physician Cristina Marin Campos has been awarded the Dresden Prize, price 10,000 euros, for her dedication within the Corona disaster. The 32-year-old physician on the Hospital Universitario de La Princesa in Madrid receives the prize on behalf of medical employees everywhere in the world who carried out excellent work through the Corona disaster and proceed to take action. When the primary wave of the pandemic hit Spain notably laborious within the spring of 2020, she used social media to name on the general public to write down to the sick to alleviate the loneliness of Covid 19 sufferers remoted in intensive care models. Already on the primary day, 35,000 letters have been acquired.


27.06.2021: Specialists see upswing in German economic system

Nuremberg (dpa) – Issues are wanting up for the German economic system: rising personal consumption will drive financial output upwards within the second half of the yr, economists from main financial and monetary establishments predicted in a dpa survey. “Within the wake of sharply falling an infection figures and relaxations of the Corona restriction, the way in which is now just about clear,” mentioned Katharina Utermöhl of the Allianz Group.

In the meantime, economists warn in opposition to an excessive amount of euphoria in regards to the finish of the Corona pandemic and its penalties for the nationwide economic system. One danger, they are saying, is a renewed surge within the variety of infections. The consultants see constructive alerts on the labour market. By the tip of the yr, at the very least half of the half 1,000,000 individuals who grew to become unemployed due to Corona might have discovered a brand new job.


26.06.2021: Vaccination marketing campaign for seafarers began in Hamburg

Hamburg (dpa) – On Worldwide Seafarers’ Day, Hamburg has began vaccinating seafarers in opposition to the coronavirus. “We very a lot hope that this date will ship a sign to German ports to vaccinate seafarers no matter their nationality,” mentioned Ralf Nagel, Govt Member of the Govt Committee within the German Shipowners’ Affiliation, on Friday. Ports worldwide ought to be part of the vaccination marketing campaign.

There are 1.7 million seafarers on 60,000 service provider ships. At current, ship crews should not allowed to go ashore in lots of Asian nations. In some circumstances, they’re even denied medical care. The primary 40 seafarers from India have been vaccinated on the Seamen’s Membership on Friday.


25.06.2021: Research: Shoppers extra optimistic than in a very long time

Nuremberg (dpa) – In response to a research by the Nuremberg-based shopper analysis firm GfK, the patron temper in Germany is best than it has been since August 2020. “We’re leaving the lockdown an increasing number of behind us,” mentioned GfK shopper skilled Rolf Bürkl. A pointy drop within the variety of infections in addition to appreciable progress in vaccination allowed for an increasing number of intensive relaxations. Holidays are additionally potential once more. “That is inflicting rising optimism, which can be expressed within the improved shopper temper,” Bürkl mentioned. He mentioned that it was turning into obvious that there could be catch-up results on expenditures that have been foregone in 2020: Journey, restaurant visits and occasions, but in addition clothes or companies similar to these offered by hairdressers and sweetness salons.


24.06.2021: Biontech to construct vaccine manufacturing facility in Singapore with Siemens

Munich/Mainz (dpa) – Siemens is to turn out to be a associate of Biontech within the building of a vaccine manufacturing facility in Singapore. The intention is to accentuate cooperation within the fast institution and growth of capacities, Siemens introduced. The Munich-based firm was already concerned within the fast conversion of a manufacturing facility in Marburg. “Now we wish to collectively switch this success to different manufacturing websites – and thus make the Covid 19 vaccine accessible worldwide as shortly as potential,” mentioned Siemens board member Cedrik Neike.


23.06.2021: Merkel has acquired second vaccination

Berlin (dpa) – Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has acquired her second Corona vaccination, a authorities spokesperson introduced. After Merkel had acquired the vaccine from Astrazeneca for the primary vaccination on 16 April, she had now been vaccinated with the vaccine from Moderna. After her first vaccination, the 66-year-old Merkel had declared through Twitter: “I thank everybody who’s concerned within the vaccination marketing campaign – and everybody who will get vaccinated. Vaccination is the important thing to overcoming the pandemic.”


22.06.2021: Personal consumption the driving power of the upswing

Frankfurt/Primary (dpa) – In response to the Bundesbank, personal consumption ought to turn out to be a powerful driver of the financial upswing. Within the Corona disaster yr 2020, many individuals saved their cash collectively, closures within the retail sector and journey restrictions additionally slowed down consumption. Now, many economists anticipate customers to make up for at the very least among the postponed purchases, journeys and ventures within the coming months – and thus increase the economic system.


21.06.2021: Majority of Dax companies plan growth of cellular work

The vast majority of the 30 companies listed within the German Inventory Index (Dax) are planning to increase cellular work even after the pandemic, in accordance with a survey. This was reported by the Funke Mediengruppe with regards to a survey of the 30 Dax firms. Within the survey, 22 firms expressed their curiosity in rising the variety of cellular working days sooner or later.


20.06.2021: Drosten: Take delta variant actually significantly

Berlin (dpa) – In response to Charité virologist Christian Drosten, Germany should take the delta variant within the pandemic very significantly to any extent further. “I’ve now reached the purpose the place I say we are actually within the operating right here in Germany with the delta variant,” Drosten mentioned on the On-line Congress for Infectious Illnesses and Tropical Medication. In response to an evaluation by the Robert Koch Institute for the primary week of June, the share of the delta variant in Germany had nearly doubled to 6 per cent inside only one week. Drosten referred to Nice Britain. There, the extra contagious delta variant had clearly taken over the predominance of the an infection incidence inside a couple of weeks regardless of superior vaccination charges. The 7-day incidences rose once more – from 20 to 70. Relaxations have been due to this fact stopped.


19.06.2021: Merkel and Macron united on combating Corona

Berlin (dpa) – Germany and France have proven unity in managing the Corona pandemic forward of the European Union leaders’ summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) mentioned in Berlin throughout a go to by French President Emmanuel Macron that the expertise of the pandemic had taught that European motion ought to be as unified as potential. Macron agreed together with her, arguing for better coordination.

Macron and Merkel additionally agreed on the connection with Turkey: there have been variations of opinion, however they have been additionally depending on one another on many points. Russia is a good problem for Europe, Merkel mentioned. Macron confused {that a} widespread line needed to be discovered.


18.06.2021: World Medical Affiliation President involved about delta virus variant 

Berlin (dpa) – The president of the World Medical Affiliation, the German doctor Frank Ulrich Montgomery, fears a fast unfold of the delta variant of the coronavirus, which is taken into account notably infectious, and sees a necessity for motion on the a part of politicians. It’s to be anticipated that the delta variant will unfold even quicker in Germany than the earlier variants, Montgomery advised the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe. “The difficult factor with this variant is that contaminated individuals in a short time have a really excessive viral load of their throats and may thus infect others earlier than they even realise they’ve been contaminated,” Montgomery mentioned. So long as not sufficient individuals have been vaccinated, the danger of an infection in on a regular basis life should be decreased, the medical consultant warned.


17.06.2021: Spahn: Greater than 50 % vaccinated this week 

In the midst of the week, the 50 % mark for first-time vaccinations will probably be cracked in Germany, mentioned Federal Well being Minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday after consultations together with his state colleagues. By the tip of July, starting of August, each grownup who needs to be vaccinated ought to be provided a vaccination. The second vaccination is extra necessary than typically assumed – it protects in opposition to the delta variant of the coronavirus. 48.9 per cent of the inhabitants now have the primary vaccination, 27.6 per cent have full vaccination safety.


16.06.2021: Corona enters a “persistent part”

Berlin (dpa) – The coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 will stay, even when as soon as the vast majority of the world’s inhabitants ought to be vaccinated – the vast majority of consultants now assume this. Sooner or later, Covid-19 will turn out to be a illness of on a regular basis hospital life and can lose the horror of a pandemic operating in waves. We’re transferring “right into a persistent part,” mentioned the president of the German Society for Inside Intensive Care and Emergency Medication (DGIIN), Christian Karagiannidis.


15.06.2021: Extra relaxed Corona scenario in summer time

Jülich (dpa) – A extra relaxed Corona scenario is anticipated for the approaching months. “For the present summer time, primarily based on the present knowledge, we anticipate a average an infection incidence, just like final yr,” defined Jan Fuhrmann from the Analysis Centre Jülich, who calculates potential pandemic programs. “On the one hand, the now predominant virus variants are extra contagious than final summer time, alternatively, an rising proportion of doubtless infectable persons are protected by vaccination.” Forecasts for the autumn should not but potential, he mentioned. “That might be pure hypothesis,” Fuhrmann emphasises.


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