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- A Boost for the CDU: German Conservatives Back on Track as General Election Approachesam 7. Juni 2021 um 11:13
With just a few months to go before the German general election, the conservatives took a big step in the right direction by winning the state vote in Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday. The right-wing populist AfD failed to live up to expectations.
- Attention Deficit Disorders: Lessons from the Pandemic on ADHDam 4. Juni 2021 um 15:40
Cases of attention deficit disorder ADHD have increased during the pandemic. Doctors say the closure of daycare centers and schools is part of the problem. And they have some solutions that go beyond just popping pills.
- COVID-19: How Much Sense Does It Make to Vaccinate Children and Adolescents?am 1. Juni 2021 um 14:08
German federal and state governments want to vaccinate children and adolescents against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. But does that make sense from a medical perspective? Experience in Israel has shown that infection numbers, even with the B.1.1.7 mutant circulating, can be lowered without […]
- Angela Merkel's Lame Duck Government: Stasis in Berlin as Campaign Season Approachesam 28. Mai 2021 um 16:41
The general election in Germany is just four months away and little time is left for Chancellor Angela Merkel to complete important projects. Acrimony is intensifying in Berlin.
- Middle East Crisis Ratchets Up Anti-Semitism in Germanyam 21. Mai 2021 um 15:00
The effects of the renewed violence in the Middle East can be felt in Germany. In the past several days, anti-Semitism has spilled out into the open. What can be done about it?
- Annalena Baerbock Holds the Keys to Germany's Next Election: The Green Kingmakeram 23. April 2021 um 16:15
This fall, a politician with the Green Party could become German chancellor for the first time. Annalena Baerbock is a far more dynamic candidate than her conservative and center-left competitors - and she could be poised for a senior position in the next government, if not the country's top […]
- The Failure of Germany's Coronavirus Strategy: Disagreement and Ditheringam 16. April 2021 um 16:29
Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for legal changes that would give the federal government more powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the states are pushing pack.
- The Illusion of Rapid Antigen Tests: Insensitive and Inefficientam 16. April 2021 um 16:28
Germany is hoping that rapid antigen tests will help navigate the country out of the third coronavirus wave currently gripping the country. But they aren't up to the task. Other strategies could prove more effective.
- AstraZeneca: Getting Vaccinated Should Have Made Me Happy. Then Came the Headlinesam 8. April 2021 um 15:23
I’m 30 years old and I received my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the beginning of March. Then the news broke about problems with thrombosis. This is a story about trust – and how quickly it can be lost.
- Campaign Kicks Into High Gear:am 7. April 2021 um 11:27
Germany's vaccination campaign is running sluggishly, but that's about to change quickly. The situation could ease considerably -- and that well before the end of the summer, with vaccine deliveries set to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.
- A Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign Mountsam 6. April 2021 um 17:05
Medical professionals and virologists in Germany have been clear in their message: The third wave of the coronavirus must be stemmed through tough measures, otherwise the consequences will be dramatic. So, why are Angela Merkel and her state governors stalling?
- PIMS Syndrome: Doctors Warn of Illness in Children Triggered By COVID-19am 24. März 2021 um 12:31
A new syndrome is striking children and adolescents who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. It causes the immune system to go haywire and can be life-threatening. Doctors are trying to find patterns in who falls ill.
- Fall from Grace: Merkel's Conservatives Mired in Scandal and Incompetenceam 15. März 2021 um 16:33
Shameless deals for medical equipment, dubious foreign contacts and corona crisis mismanagement: Angela Merkel's conservatives are in bad shape as the election campaign looms. How did they lose their way?
- Hatred Against Women: The Dark World of Extremist Misogynyam 10. März 2021 um 12:21
Hatred against women is fostered online, but increasingly often, it erupts into real-world violence. The problem extends all the way into German parliament. Some experts describe it as a new form of terrorism.
- Germany: Officials Seek to Turn up the Heat on the AfDam 5. März 2021 um 17:21
Germany's domestic intelligence agency hopes to place the entire Alternative for Germany party under surveillance. It views the party as being hostile to democracy.
- RT Germany: Berlin Fears Growing Influence of Russian Propaganda Platformam 3. März 2021 um 9:55
With RT DE, Moscow wants to provide a platform for corona skeptics, right-wing populists and leftist fans of the Kremlin to destabilize democracy in Germany. Internal emails provide insights into the media organization.
- Pass the Buck to Moscow: A Possible Solution to the Nord Stream 2 Conundrumam 27. Februar 2021 um 8:53
With Joe Biden's election, trans-Atlantic relations are on the upswing. But the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 threatens to derail the renewal. Germany needs to come up with a new approach, and passing the buck to Moscow might help.
- The Hanau Protocols: Aftermath of a Deadly Racist Attackam 18. Februar 2021 um 14:24
On Feb. 19, 2020, a right-wing extremist murdered nine young people in Hanau. Because the gunman shot himself, there will be no trial. But those left behind have questions for the country they call home.
- The Third Wave: Coronavirus Mutants Are Spreading Fastam 17. Februar 2021 um 14:05
The coronavirus mutants are spreading at breakneck speed in Germany. They have left puzzled researchers asking what makes them so highly infectious? And why are they infecting so many young people in Israel?
- Germany: Angela Merkel Loses Her Way, and Her Temper, in the Corona Crisisam 12. Februar 2021 um 17:59
One might think that Chancellor Angela Merkel, with her background in science, would be a perfect fit in the coronavirus pandemic. But lately, she has been losing her patience with state governors and having trouble connecting with the German populace.
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