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  • Advice and help with addiction issues
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    Advice and help with addiction issues

    Nicotine, alcohol, medication and/or drugs: even some young people can no longer get away from their addiction.They can find contact persons at the youth and drug counselling centre in Tübingen (and the Rottenburg branch). The team provides free counselling and care for those affected by addiction and their relatives. The staff members from the departments of psychology, education and social work provide counselling and treatment for adolescents and young adults...
  • Much interest in the vaccination news of tünews INTERNATIONAL
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    Much interest in the vaccination news of tünews INTERNATIONAL

    Since May 6th tünews INTERNATIONAL reports on specific questions about vaccinations against the Corona virus. Within one month the published online reports were accessed 123,709 times. People from the Arabic-speaking world as well as Afghanistan and Iran in particular made use of the 16 contributions. Editors of tünews INTERNATIONAL had collected reservations and rumours about vaccination among refugees. A vaccinator from Iraq and a vaccinator from Syria provided information on...
  • Ticks transmit infectious diseases
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    Ticks transmit infectious diseases

    Ticks become active in early summer. They are then at a stage in which they suck blood from living things such as animals and humans. They can transmit pathogens during the suction process. The risk of being infected by tick bites is particularly high in Baden-Württemberg. Here up to five percent of all ticks transmit the TBE virus and up to 35 percent the Lyme disease bacterium. That is why...
  • Dr Saif Afat: Vaccines against the coronavirus are more effective than those against the flu
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    Dr Saif Afat: Vaccines against the coronavirus are more effective than those against the flu

    Covid vaccines are significantly more effective than flu vaccines, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. People at the vaccination centre are frequently asking him about the effectiveness. He says that all vaccines against the coronavirus admitted in Germany...
  • Dr. Saif Afat: The vaccination does not sterilize
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    Dr. Saif Afat: The vaccination does not sterilize

    Dr. Saif Afat personally knows women who are vaccinated against the coronavirus and became pregnant. The radiologist came to Germany from Iraq in 2004 and currently works, among other things, at the covid vaccination centre in the District of Tübingen. In a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL he explains that the alleged infertility is clearly a misinformation. He believes this is based on a putative similarity between the vaccine's spike...
  • Dr Saif Afat: None of the vaccines alters the genetic material
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    Dr Saif Afat: None of the vaccines alters the genetic material

    The rumour that vaccines against the coronavirus alter genetic makeup is one Dr. Saif Afat has heard often, including at the covid vaccination centre. What people fear most is that the vaccine could cause cancer. The radiologist came to Germany from Iraq in 2004 and currently works, among other things, at the covid vaccination centre in the District of Tübingen. In a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL he points out...
  • Dr. Saif Afat: Covid vaccines are proven to be effective
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    Dr. Saif Afat: Covid vaccines are proven to be effective

    That the vaccines against the coronavirus are effective is obvious regarding the elderly who have already been vaccinated. Their proportion among covid patients has decreased significantly, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. He hears doubts about the vaccine’s...
  • Dr. Saif Afat: People who cannot follow social distancing rules are at risk
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    Dr. Saif Afat: People who cannot follow social distancing rules are at risk

    People who live in community shelters often cannot follow the social distancing rules of the covid regulation. Therefore, those people are particularly at risk from the epidemic and are being vaccinated earlier than others, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines undergo thorough testing
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines undergo thorough testing

    Corona vaccines are very safe, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. All contemporary vaccines pass the same process of admission as other medication. The corona vaccines contain no...
  • Dr Saif Afat: Vaccinating for quick immunity
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    Dr Saif Afat: Vaccinating for quick immunity

    “In order to quickly reach immunity, we have to vaccinate a lot,” explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the Covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. Afat states that people need to build a protection against the virus. They get it by surviving the infection. But...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: No considerably big differences between corona vaccines
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: No considerably big differences between corona vaccines

    The currently admitted Covid-vaccines all are a big gain, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen came to Germany four years ago from Syria. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. She differentiates between the vaccines mainly on the basis of their method of production. On the...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Medical educational talk against false rumors
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Medical educational talk against false rumors

    People who are concerned by rumors about Covid-19-vaccines should absolutely make use of the medical educational talk before the vaccination against the coronavirus, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the Covid vaccination center of the Landkreis Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago....
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: corona vaccination unproblematic when wishing for children
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: corona vaccination unproblematic when wishing for children

    Women who wish to have children can get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This was explained by pediatrician Ezdehar Zen Aldeen during a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and got vaccinated herself three months ago. During her medical consultations, she hears the...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: vaccinating people who live in close proximity early
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: vaccinating people who live in close proximity early

    People who live in close proximity to many others are being vaccinated against the coronavirus especially early, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. When people live in close proximity,...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccination is effective
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccination is effective

    The vaccines against the coronavirus are tested and effective. This is also shown by successful vaccinations of millions of people, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen came to Germany four years ago from Syria. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. She especially refers to the...
  • Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines are important
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    Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines are important

    The vaccines against the coronavirus are a „major bright spot” in the fight against the pandemic, explains paediatrician Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. People who get vaccinated lower...
  • Doctor prescription: colors and validity
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    Doctor prescription: colors and validity

    A lot of medication is available in pharmacies, drug stores, or online stores without a prescription. However, some are by prescription-only and are only sold or handed out when showing a prescription. But why do these prescriptions have different colors? And for how long are they valid? tünews INTERATIONAL followed up on these questions. Pink prescription: This means that the health insurance pays for the medication. Normally, the patient pays...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate…

    Correct ventilation reduces the risk of being infected by the coronavirus. This is clear through the recommendations of the Federal Environmental Agency for schools and all inside spaces. Aerosols are tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the air. They are a common path of transmission for the coronavirus. Aerosols spread faster in closed off interiors. Consequently, the Federal Environmental Agency recommends to get as much fresh air into inside...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Corona is still here

    By Birgit Walter-Frank In the last few weeks, we were able to take a deep breath in the health department of the Tübingen administrative district office. However, the number of infections is increasing again. Travelers in particular can bring the virus back with them. It is and will remain important that we all adhere to distance and hygiene rules. Regardless of whether one wants to speak of a beginning “second...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG

    Donate life after death

    In Germany, around 9.400 patients are waiting for an organ or tissue. A donated organ can make the difference between life and death for them. Anyone who would like to donate their organs (for example heart, lungs, kidneys) or tissue (skin, heart valves, cartilage) after their death should obtain an organ donor ID. The ID should always be carried with you. It contains personal data and the consent to organ...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Covid-19 test station reopened

    Many travelers bring back unwanted souvenirs from their vacation: The Corona Virus. Consequently, the test station at the Tübinger Festplatz has been opened again, as the administrative district office of Tübingen informs. There, travelers who return from their stay abroad, can get tested for free. Before going to the test station, regardless if one is showing symptoms or not, one should call their general practitioner. If they send the returners...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Mandatory Covid-19 test for people returning from risk areas

    There is a high risk of infection with the coronavirus in many countries. To stop the spreading of the virus, the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, has ordered a mandatory test for all people returning from high risk areas. Everyone returning from their vacation who does not have a negative test result from shortly before departure, can get tested free of charge for three days after their return....
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Children feel very stressed by Corona

    The quality of life of children and adolescents in Germany deteriorated during the Corona crisis. This is shown by the COPSY study (Corona and Psyche) by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Nationwide, children and parents were surveyed on this topic for the first time. The pandemic has “reduced the quality of life and mental wellbeing of children and adolescents and increased the risk of mental health problems. Most children...
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    In crisis, people smoke and drink more

    The corona crisis and lockdown appear to be causing people to indulge more in their vices. Data from the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung showed that sales of alcoholic beverages increased by around six percent in the first weeks of the lockdown. But that could also be due to bulk purchases. That is why the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim and the Nuremberg Clinic conducted an online study in...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Corona: Fines still in place

    Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Anyone who violates the provisions of the Corona Ordinance is committing an administrative offense. Fined will be anyone who does not keep the minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people, does not wear a mouth-to-nose cover if this is prescribed, takes part in a gathering of more than twenty people or holds unauthorized meetings....
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Masks make sense in the age of Corona

    Many people are reluctant to wear masks against the Coronavirus, but the obligation to cover the mouth and nose in public transport and in shops is evident. A study by four universities backs this claim. The scientists examined developments in Jena and similar cities. Jena had already introduced the mask requirement on April 6th, other cities did not follow until two or three weeks later. The study found that the...
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    Evidence of vaccination against measles

    According to the Measles Protection Act, people who live as asylum seekers or late repatriates in shared accommodation must provide evidence of protection against measles. More precisely, affected are those people who were born after December 31st, 1970 and who have been living in the accommodation for 4 weeks. Two vaccinations must be presented. A proof of Vaccination is sufficient for children under 2 years of age and infants under...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Curevac receives 300 million Euro for vaccination research

    The German national bank KfW has invested 300 million Euro in the Tübingen enterprise Curevac, as told by the federal economics minister Peter Altmaier on Monday. The biotech-company is conducting research for a vaccination against the Corona virus in the Technologiepark Tübingen. Curevac wants to teach the human body how to produce its own vaccine. The enterprise wants to imitate a natural virus infection and, thus, activate the body’s own...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG

    Official Corona warning app available

    The smartphone can now help to better control the spread of the corona virus. This is the idea behind ​​the new free Corona warning app. It is used to inform voluntary users if they have had contact with an infected person. The app sends and receives Bluetooth signals with anonymized identification numbers. Anyone who has tested positive for the Corona virus can enter this in the app. Then a warning...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Occupational health and safety against corona infections

    The Federal Government published general standards for protection against corona infections at worki on April 20th. The government points out that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must also be observed in companies - in buildings, outdoors and in vehicles. Operations should be organized in such a way that employees have as little direct contact as possible. Shift work should be adjusted accordingly. Nobody should come to work sick. Anyone...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Corona and consequences – information in multiple languages

    The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration is providing useful information on the coronavirus in 20 languages. A homepage is offering information on the virus and related protective measures. The latest decisions of the Federal Government including its states, speeches by the Federal Chancellor and many news reports on individual aspects can be accessed. For example, information from other federal ministries and federal institutions on work, travel or...
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    Asking for help, when everything seems pointless

    By Oula Mahfouz and Feras Trayfi   Depression is not a sign of weakness, but a sign for the effort of remaining strong for a long time. (Sigmund Freud)   Do you feel a constant sadness that you cannot rid yourself of? Are your tears your permanent companion? Has everything that you once loved and everything that brought happiness into your life has lost its charm? Do you sleep too...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH News In English

    Two Countries, Two Responses

    Will Thomas lived in Germany as an exchange student from May 2019 to April 2020 and has been helping out at tünews International since October 2019. In his article, he compares the governmental responses to the Corona pandemic of Germany and the USA based on his own personal experiences and shares his perception of the current Corona crisis.   by Will Thomas How does a country react to a crisis?...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Correct use of disposable gloves

    The following should be observed when wearing disposable gloves: first wash your hands thoroughly or disinfect them with a sanitizer. Pay attention to the gaps between your fingers and your nails. Then put on the gloves carefully without causing any tears. While taking off the gloves, it is important to only hold them from the inner lower end, not at the fingertips, and then remove them. Disinfect hands again or...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Primary admission facilities allowed to issue quarantine

    The primary admission facilities of the state of Baden-Württemberg can now issue quarantine orders for 14 days. This was decided by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in its Fourth Amendment of the Corona Ordinance from 9th April. tun041002 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 06.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Basic information about Corona in 15 languages

    The Ethno-Medical Center e.V. (EMZ) offers information and practical advice about the Corona virus in 15 languages on the website www.corona-ethnomed.sprachwahl.info-data.info/. These include Kurdish, Pashtu, Russian and Turkish. The information is also available as a PDF for download and printing. The Ethno-Medical Center (EMZ) was founded in Hanover in 1989 with the aim of improving the health care of migrants. It builds a “bridge between cultures” by mediating between people...
  • 8-HEALTH -ENG CORONA ENGLISH

    Coronavirus: protecting mental health?

    From Sajia Yarmal These days you are facing hundreds of different news about Coronavirus in the world, but how it will affect your mental health? The uncertainty and feeling of lack of control are what underpins most people’s anxiety. Now, more than ever, we need to keep our mental health in as good condition as possible. Recently the World Health Organization released advice on protecting mental health during the coronavirus...
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