Category: Health

Viola priesemann on corona mutations: a warning despite better numbers

Before the corona summit, calls for looser rules are getting louder. Physicist Viola Priesemann urges patience.

A little longer: Infection figures must continue to come down, says Viola Priesemann Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa

50 reported infections with the coronavirus per 100,000 people within a week – this seven-day incidence had been cited by politicians themselves as a rule of thumb to think about easing. Germany is now approaching this figure: while it was just under 200 before Christmas, it was only 73 on Tuesday. When the chancellor and the minister presidents of the federal states meet again on Wednesday at the federal-state summit to decide on further measures, expectations are correspondingly high that schools and stores will be able to reopen quickly after almost two months of closure.

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Succession to the japanese throne: when the imperial family shrinks

Emperor Akihito is once again trying to trigger a debate about a female succession to the throne. Prime Minister Abe’s right-wing government wants no part of it.

Princess Mako’s engagement triggers new push by Emperor Akihito for female succession to the throne. Photo: Reuters

The announcement of the engagement of Princess Mako, one of Emperor Akihito’s four grandchildren, brings the issue of female succession to the Japanese throne back into the spotlight. This is probably also intended by the imperial family.

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Nominees 2006: frieder alberth : tireless against helplessness

54-year-old Frieder Alberth works to provide AIDS aid and education in Eastern Europe.

Picture: Jonas Maron

You don’t have to question him much. Frieder Alberth bubbles away. Lively and energetic, at the same time objective and without dramatizing. Yet his subject is a serious one: the 54-year-old cares for HIV-positive and AIDS patients in Eastern Europe. Not directly, as a doctor or psychologist, but by helping them to help themselves with his association Connect Plus.

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Protests against naturalization law: violence overshadows trump visit

Violent clashes broke out again in India’s capital Delhi on Monday and Tuesday. Several people died.

Opponents clash with sticks: supporters and opponents of the citizenship bill in Delhi Photo: Danish Siddiqui/reuters

People fleeing can be seen behind clouds of smoke. A man opened fire on a policeman. Suddenly on Monday, the news channels switched from the pompous reception of the U.S. president at the cricket station in Ahmedabad to scenes of violence in Delhi’s northeast. For there new protests against the naturalization law CAA turned again into violence.

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Nursing emergency because of corona: ex-civilians in the hospitals!

Hundreds of thousands of men once did community service. The state should give them the opportunity to use their skills again now.

Can use reinforcement – isolation ward in Schwerin Photo: Jens Buttner/dpa

Soon it could look in Germany like it currently does with our Italian and Spanish neighbors. The staff working in hospitals will then need all the relief they can get. We have a potential in this country that should be activated for just such a case: Millions of former community service workers have basic knowledge and experience that they could now put to use.

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Taz series (1): india’s embattled modernity: the factory owner

Entrepreneur Tariq Husain produces newspapers in India for the U.S., Europe and Japan – almost in real time and at half the price.

About 400 graphic designers, copywriters and layouters work around the clock at KSC Photo: Florian Lang

In Gurgaon, skyscrapers made of glass stand, their gleam pushing through the eternal haze with difficulty. The many Audis in the streets are white, the cell phone network fast, the metro stations clean. The high-tech city on the outskirts of Delhi is one of the most modern places in India. Here, programmer Tariq Husain wants to save what progress is threatening to wipe out: the printed newspaper.

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Monarchy in belgium: king albert abdicates

Albert II, King of the Belgians, is giving up the throne. The office has become too difficult for the heart-sick monarch. The voluntary departure is a first in Belgium.

Albert II is considered tired of office after almost 20 years on the throne. Photo: dpa

After the Dutch Queen Beatrix, Belgium’s King Albert II is also abdicating. The aged monarch surprisingly announced Wednesday evening that he would relinquish the throne on July 21, Belgium’s national holiday. The visibly moved 79-year-old cited his general condition as the reason in a nationally televised address. "My age and my health no longer allow me to exercise my function as I would like."

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Milk and wood instead of microplastics: cosmetics do not solve the problem

Toothpaste and shower gels should soon be free of plastic particles. Manufacturers of other consumer goods are also researching alternatives.

Sculptor Christel Lechner’s sculptures don’t care what they shower with. But the fish do. Photo: dpa

The blacklist of the environmental association BUND spread rapidly. Immediately after the taz linked the list of cosmetic products with environmentally harmful plastic particles on Facebook in February, 40,000 users called it up.

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Senate allows business openings: shopping on sundays with risk

Sundays on December are open for business in Berlin, but not in Brandenburg. Verdi fears an increased risk of contagion.

Sales open Sunday in Berlin and Corona – does that go together!? Photo: picture alliance / dpa/Stephanie Pilick

Sales-open Sundays are approved in Berlin in December, including December . Nils Busch-Petersen, the managing director of the Berlin-Brandenburg trade association, believes that opening stores on Sundays would allow for a better distribution of customer flows: "According to Adam Ries, it’s relatively simple. Whether I divide the total amount of customers by six or by seven makes a difference."

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Hospital groups buy doctors’ practices: buying frenzy in the healthcare sector

More and more profit-oriented groups are buying their way into outpatient healthcare. The Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians now wants to take countermeasures.

What will become of medical practices when the doctor retires? Perhaps the care center of a hospital group, fears the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Photo: dpa

Is outpatient medical care in Hamburg threatening to fall into the hands of large companies and hospital groups? That’s what the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians fears, and that’s why it wants to buy up doctors’ practices itself in the future.

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