Up to 15 million dead: only Spanish flu and AIDS kill more than Corona

Covid-19 costs far more human lives than most virus epidemics and pandemics. SARS, the first coronavirus to cause a stir, claimed a fraction of the deaths. However, by far the deadliest recent pandemic is AIDS. The number of officially registered deaths from Covid-19 has passed the five million mark. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates […]

Interview with virologist Streeck: "Vaccine breakthroughs are nothing to worry about"

There are currently more reports of people who get Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated. “That is something that you can count on,” says the virologist Hendrik Streeck. In an interview with ntv, he reveals how he believes the pandemic will continue in the next few months. ntv: Health Minister Spahn has announced an end to […]

94,000 dead: Kekulé: "The RKI failed in many places"

The virologist Alexander Kekulé has long viewed the work of the Robert Koch Institute with skepticism. His assessment of the work of the RKI after an 18-month pandemic is not good. Kekulé demands consequences. The Halle-based virologist Alexander Kekulé has accused the Robert Koch Institute of serious omissions during the corona pandemic. “The RKI failed […]

94,000 dead: Kekulé: "The RKI failed in many places"

The virologist Alexander Kekulé has long viewed the work of the Robert Koch Institute with skepticism. His balance sheet after 18 months of pandemic is not good. Kekulé demands consequences. The Halle-based virologist Alexander Kekulé has accused the Robert Koch Institute of serious omissions during the corona pandemic. “The RKI failed in many places” and […]

Especially important this fall: gynecologists are urging flu vaccinations for pregnant women

The Standing Vaccination Commission recommends that pregnant women be vaccinated against influenza. This spade is particularly important this year, says a gynecologist from the board of the professional association. She also reports on experiences with vaccination against Covid-19. According to experts, vaccination against flu this fall is particularly important for pregnant women. After the quasi-failed […]

Corona numbers will rise: Virologist does not expect a strong flu season

In the coming weeks, the corona will worsen again. This is what the Munich virologist Keppler assumes. However, he believes the current measures to combat the pandemic are likely to be sufficient to avoid new restrictions. The at best mild increase in corona infections this autumn is expected to accelerate considerably in the next few […]

Warning of the flu wave: Spahn: Vaccination quota is not enough for a safe autumn

Doctors and experts look to autumn and winter with concern – not just because of a feared increase in corona infections. An additional flu wave could put a heavy strain on the health system, warns Minister Spahn. What helps: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has warned of simultaneous corona and flu […]