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- Corona: Scientists Weigh the Benefits of Air Purifiers in Fighting COVID-19am 7. August 2020 um 16:03
Coronavirus pathogens can float in the air for hours, which is a significant threat. Researchers are developing ideas for how to prevent infections in schools, restaurants and offices using ventilation equipment, air filters and UV radiation.
- Corona Crisis: Can German City Centers Be Saved?am 6. August 2020 um 19:13
First came online retail and the financial crisis, now COVID-19: City-center shopping districts in Germany are suffering. But strategies are being developed to save them. Will they work?
- Summer Travels Bring Rising Coronavirus Numbers to Germanyam 5. August 2020 um 15:15
The virus seems to be spreading again in Germany as people begin returning from their summer travels. We have learned a lot about controlling COVID-19, but is the government in Berlin doing enough?
- The Great Coronavirus Experiment: Are German Schools Ready to Reopen?am 31. Juli 2020 um 16:11
Schools in Germany are to begin reopening next week, despite the coronavirus pandemic. But many teachers say that too much time has been wasted and that there is still a lack of clear guidelines.
- German Health Expert Karl Lauterbach: "The Authorities Should Focus Their Efforts on Super-Spreaders"am 31. Juli 2020 um 16:10
German parliamentarian and health expert Karl Lauterbach says Germany's coronavirus strategy must change. Instead of contact tracing, he demands that more attention be focused on super-spreaders.
- How Syrians Are Reshaping German Societyam 23. Juli 2020 um 15:16
A large portion of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who arrived in Germany in 2015 are planning to stay in the country for good. They have changed much over the past five years, and so has the country.
- Cheap and Expendible: The Systematic Exploitation of Harvest Workers in Europeam 22. Juli 2020 um 16:30
Millions of seasonal workers across the Continent are responsible for picking much of the low-cost produce available in European supermarkets. But an international research project reveals that many of these workers face abysmal conditions – and the COVID-19 crisis has made things even worse.
- Muslim Calls to Prayers Get a Mixed Reception in Germanyam 21. Juli 2020 um 15:59
A growing number of mosques in Germany are seeking permission to conduct calls to prayer over loudspeakers. Residents and critics in some cities are pushing back.
- Has Germany "Done This?": A Look at the Refugee Crisis Five Years Lateram 15. Juli 2020 um 16:32
In 2015, as almost a million asylum seekers poured into Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We can do this." Was she right? Five years later, we take a closer look in the most average of average German towns.
- Corona Policies: “The Virus Must Be Contained Before the Economy Can Recover”am 10. Juli 2020 um 16:22
In an interview, Clemens Fuest, one of Germany’s top economists, discusses the impact of the coronavirus on governments and business. He says bankruptcies are inevitable and that the effects of the crisis will be with us for a long time to come.
- Massive Income Loss: Left Behind By the Coronavirusam 10. Juli 2020 um 9:32
Germans could lose as much as 390 billion euros due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some groups have been hit harder than others, and even a big chunk of the middle class is at risk of slipping into poverty.
- Donald Trump’s Former Ambassador to Germany Gets His Revengeam 15. Juni 2020 um 15:27
In order to punish the Germans for their supposedly low military expenditures, U.S. President Donald Trump wants to withdraw troops from the country. Observers see it a petty move by former Ambassador Richard Grenell that will primarily hurt American interests.
- Wolfgang Schäuble on Germany and Europe: "We Germans Have Reached Agreements with NATO and We Must Adhere to Them"am 15. Juni 2020 um 15:27
Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble is supportive of the EU response to the corona crisis. He would also like to see Germany finally do more for its own security. He discusses those issues and more in this DER SPIEGEL interview.
- Philipp Amthor's World: A Young Star in Angela Merkel's Party Is in Danger of Fallingam 12. Juni 2020 um 16:33
Philipp Amthor, a young up-and-comer in Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right CDU, is facing sanctions of wielding his political influence for private gain. Could a promising career have already reached the end of the road? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
- Everyday Racism in Germany: Enough Is Enough!am 12. Juni 2020 um 16:24
This country has a racism problem, too. Whether casual bigotry, institutionalized discrimination or far-right violence, the treatment of people of color in Germany has stayed off the political agenda for too long. Not anymore.
- How structural racism works in Germanyam 12. Juni 2020 um 16:24
Following the killing of George Floyd in the U.S., a debate on racism has erupted in Germany too. The Berlin-based researcher Yasemin Shooman explains how structural racism works in the country.
- The Scapegoat: Science and Politics Collide in the Battle against COVID-19am 2. Juni 2020 um 11:45
The coronavirus is linking two worlds that often have little to do with each other: politics and science. This is creating a difficult test for scientists in Germany like virologist Christian Drosten, whose research and expertise influence government policies and have placed him in the limelight.
- Virologist Christian Drosten: "We Managed to Stop a Pandemic Wave with Relatively Mild Measures"am 29. Mai 2020 um 16:02
Germany's most famous virologist Christian Drosten has been the target of hatred and adoration. In an interview, he tells DER SPIEGEL how he is dealing with his newfound fame and what comes next in the fight against COVID-19.
- Germany: The Bunker that Became a Hub of International Crimeam 22. Mai 2020 um 16:06
A former military facility in Germany’s Mosel region served as a hub for organized crime on the internet until 650 police shut it down in a raid. The bizarre story behind the bunker that is likely to produce countless criminal cases. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
- Corona in Germany: The Towns on the Front Lines of COVID-19am 20. Mai 2020 um 18:12
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's state governors have decided that if a municipality becomes a coronavirus hotspot, authorities there must intervene. But local leaders have other plans.
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