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- German ICUs Are Struggling to Keep Up with Corona - The Second Wave Hits the Hospitalsam 12. November 2020 um 16:08
German hospitals have invested heavily in the equipment needed to treat serious cases of COVID-19. But they lack the staff necessary to cope with the second coronavirus wave, which is already filling up intensive care units.
- Three Doctors on the Front Lines: "It’s a Mistake To Think We Have this Disease Under Control"am 12. November 2020 um 16:08
How are things going with the treatment of COVID patients? And what happens if infection rates continue to rise? Doctors discuss their daily lives on the front lines of the coronavirus.
- The U.S. Elections: Germany Looks Across the Atlantic with Anxiety and Hopeam 5. November 2020 um 14:39
Even as a Biden victory seems increasingly likely, German political leaders are biting their nails. Four more years of Trump, many of them worry, could be disastrous for the trans-Atlantic relationship.
- Germany: Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff on the Need for Increased Coronavirus Restrictionsam 12. Oktober 2020 um 15:22
Helge Braun, the head of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery, warns in an interview of a possible exponential rise in the number of coronavirus cases. He warns of the risk of long-term economic damage if Germany can't keep the number of cases under control.
- The Lessons of Germany's Coronavirus Responseam 5. Oktober 2020 um 15:53
Germany's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been widely praise, but plenty of mistakes have been made both in Berlin and in state capitals. Have we learned anything?
- Germans Disappointed By Coronavirus Tracking App: Lots of Work But Little Utilityam 24. September 2020 um 12:51
Officials touted it as an important weapon in the fight against the pandemic, but there have been numerous glitches and shortcomings with Germany's corona app. Some argue it does more harm than good.
- Europe's Refugee Disaster: Merkel Losing Her Patience with Lack of EU Solidarityam 18. September 2020 um 15:48
The German government feels it has been left in the lurch by most of its EU partners on asylum policy. Even refugee hardliner Horst Seehofer, Germany's interior minister, has some choice words for Austria.
- German Health Expert on Second Wave of COVID-19: More Deaths in 6 To 8 Weeksam 17. September 2020 um 14:05
German politician Karl Lauterbach, a member of parliament and one of the country’s leading voices on the coronavirus, warns in an interview that cases of COVID-19 are about to increase dramatically in Germany. Politicians, he says, will need to tighten the reins again.
- Cold Corona Comfort: Germany Braces for the Second COVID-19 Waveam 10. September 2020 um 12:36
In Germany, the number of coronavirus infections is once again on the rise, but the disease is killing fewer people. Still, epidemiologists warn that the pandemic could spin out of control again this winter.
- Germany: Stimulus Measures Have Bucked the Corona Crisisam 8. September 2020 um 10:25
Berlin has earmarked more than 1 trillion euros in cash and loans to help the country escape the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the measures have worked - for now. On the long term, though, some strategies could hinder an upswing.
- Nord Stream 2 Troubles: An Uncertain Future for the German-Russian Pipelineam 28. August 2020 um 16:23
Threats of sanctions from the U.S. have put a stop to the contruction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The multibillion-euro project is now at risk, and leading German politicians are not amused.
- The 1,200-Euro Experiment: Longitudinal Study on Unconditional Basic Income Launches in Germanyam 26. August 2020 um 15:53
How would life change if you were given 1,200 euros a month with no strings attached? A study launched last week in Germany to find out. Research team leader Jürgen Schupp hopes for answers to important questions.
- Germany Faces Fresh Corona Challenges As Fall Approachesam 26. August 2020 um 15:23
The number of coronavirus infections is increasing in Germany, and worries are growing that it will spike even higher once people move their lives back indoors in the coming months. With levels different in each state, there is disagreement over a common national response.
- Germany: Tempers Flare Over Mask Requirementam 19. August 2020 um 15:44
Face masks have become the symbol of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus. There were doubts about their effectiveness in the beginning, but most scientists now believe thay are a vital tool for stopping the pandemic. The question is how long we will have to wear them.
- Exploring Right-Wing Extremism in Germany's Police and Militaryam 13. August 2020 um 12:54
The Hitler salute, threatening emails, weapons staches, terror cells: Numerous police officers and soldiers in Germany have engaged in right-wing extremist activity. But how big is the problem and what can be done about it? A DER SPIEGEL investigation.
- 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.
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