Molecular diagnostics: testing, testing, testing – hope in the corona crisis

I.Due to concern and uncertainty, many people have a hope: at some point there could be a quick test that everyone can use themselves and that shows within minutes whether they are or were infected. However, very different systems are advertised as a “quick test”. These include, for example, so-called cartridge systems that display a […]

Germany is looking for an exit strategy – what options are there?

Berlin It could be ready after Easter. The drastic constraints imposed on society and the economy in the corona crisis could be eased. The federal government is working on an “overall concept” for an exit from the collective standstill, said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) on Thursday. The prerequisite, however, was that the requirements […]

Corona virus: “No time for amateurists, but time for professionals”

panorama RKI boss Wieler on corona crisis “This is not a time for amateurs, but a time for professionals” As of: 2:17 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes These further measures are intended to slow down the rapid spread “Politics is in crisis mode, citizens are experiencing the deepest cuts in the freedoms in the […]

Drosten explains low death rate in Germany

Research Minister Karliczek wants to make 150 million euros available for a new research network on Covid-19. Virologist Drosten explains the reason for the low death rate in Germany. All information in the news blog. In Germany, public life is largely restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The federal and state governments have banned public […]

The Bundestag will decide on this aid package for Germany today

Berlin In a session under unprecedented circumstances, the Bundestag is setting the course this Wednesday for the rescue of companies and the protection of people in the corona crisis (You can read the current events in the news blog). Instead of being present, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble calls for an absence in parliament: the number […]

The state is reaching for more power in the fight against the virus

Berlin The state is flexing its muscles: the government has initiated seven legislative reforms in the fight against the corona crisis. The Bundestag and the Bundesrat are to adopt them this week. With its creative drive, politics is trying to take away the fear of the effects of the pandemic from its citizens. The social […]

The state is reaching for more power in the fight against the virus

Berlin The state is flexing its muscles: the government has initiated seven legislative reforms in the fight against the corona crisis. The Bundestag and the Bundesrat are to adopt them this week. With its creative drive, politics is trying to take away the fear of the effects of the pandemic from its citizens. The social […]

There are far fewer corona cases than feared

Germany’s hospitals are preparing. Picture: dpa Ralf Langhoff is a senior physician at the Sankt Gertrauden Hospital in Berlin. He talks about the equipment of the isolation stations, the lack of protective masks and the calm before the rush. Mr. Langhoff, you are the chief physician at the Sankt Gertrauden Hospital in Berlin, a Charité […]

The number of deaths and infections in Italy increases more slowly

In Italy, the number of new fatalities and newly infected people fell on Sunday. However, the government warns of hasty conclusions. All information in the news blog. Photo series with 14 pictures In Germany, public life is due to the Corona virus– pandemic largely restricted. The federal and state governments have banned public contact for […]

Corona crisis: the chancellor’s return

Wo is actually politics? Germany is in the Corona crisis, society is upside down. But politics seems to have withdrawn into the home office. What was important a few days ago can no longer be heard: basic pension, solidarity surcharge, the leadership crisis of the CDU. Konrad Schuller Political correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung […]