Test stations in downtown Tübingen extend their opening hours

From Saturday, December 4th, the Corona test stations in downtown Tübingen will extend their opening hours. This was stated in a press release from the city of Tübingen. This is the city administration’s response to the expected increased demand for rapid testing services at weekends and after work. Because according to the new Corona rules, vaccinated and recovered people also need a negative Corona test (2G plus), for example in the gastronomy or in cultural and leisure facilities. The new opening hours are: Test station Marketplace in front of the town hall (Marktplatz): Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6… Read More

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Stricter corona rules: An increasingly applicable 2G plus test

Baden-Württemberg is tightening the Corona rules again. Starting from Saturday, December 4th. In many areas, unvaccinated persons are not allowed inside. In some areas, the vaccinated and recovered also need a negative Corona test (2G plus). Only vaccinated and recovered people who have received booster vaccines do not have to take tests. The reason for the intensification is the continued increase in Corona infections and the burden on hospital intensive care units. The new rules in detail: Strict contact rules apply to the unvaccinated. Here, a household may continue to meet with no more than one other person. Not counted… Read More

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Proof of vaccination only with QR code

The yellow vaccination booklet as proof of Corona vaccination is no longer valid in Baden-Württemberg. As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, only the QR code will be accepted in 2G areas to which only recovered or vaccinated people have access – either as a printout on paper or in an app on a smartphone. The state wrote in a press release. The QR code can be found on the digital vaccination certificate. Vaccinated people get this certificate directly at the time of vaccination. Or they can also get the code with the yellow vaccination certificate in a pharmacy. The new immunization… Read More

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Online booking of vaccination appointments in the county

In the district of Tübingen, new fixed vaccination locations are being set up: in Tübingen-Hirschau, in Mössingen and in Rottenburg. They add to the already existing offer at the Alte Universitäts-Apotheke in Tübingen. The district wrote this in a press release. Starting Monday, November 29, about 100 vaccination appointments can be booked three times a week (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) at the Alte Post in Rottenburg (Poststraße 15). Starting Wednesday, December 1, about 600 vaccination appointments will be offered daily at the Stefan Hartmann Hall in Hirschau (Im Gehrnfeld 15) and about 100 at a time on Tuesdays and Thursdays… Read More

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Stricter rules at work and on buses and trains

Corona infections continue to rise rapidly. There are hardly any free beds left in the intensive care units. Planned operations have to be postponed. This is one of the reasons why there are once again stricter Corona rules starting on Wednesday, November 24th. Throughout Germany, the new Infection Protection Act stipulates that passengers on buses and trains must be vaccinated, recovered or have a current rapid test (3G). Employees must also be vaccinated, recovered or tested if they want to go to work. This has been decided by the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. A rapid test may only be valid… Read More

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Free Corona rapid tests in Rottenburg

The Corona Test Center at Rottenburg’s Eugen-Bolz-Platz is opening on Saturday, November 20th. Free tests will be offered for citizens with proof of result without any advance appointments. This was announced by the city on its official homepage. The test center is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Test certificates are issued both in writing and digitally via the Corona warning app. They are valid for 24 hours. Starting Saturday, November 27th, the test center in Ergenzingen will also reopen. It will offer free tests on Saturdays… Read More

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Vaccination buses are driving through the district of Tübingen

The number of people being infected with Corona is continuing to rise. This is why vaccinations are now available without registration in the Tübingen district. In order to do this, vaccination buses making stops in a number of places. The upcoming sessions are as followed: Thursday, November 18th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baustoff Kemmler in Tübingen, Reutlinger Strasse 63. Friday, November 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rottenburg at Zehntscheuer. Saturday, November 20th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mössingen at Tonnenhalle, Löwensteinplatz 1. Sunday, November 21st, again in Mössingen from 10 a.m. to… Read More

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Alert phase sets new restrictions for the unvaccinated

In Baden-Württemberg, the alert phase will be in effect starting Wednesday, November 17th. This was stated by Minister President Winfried Kretschmann at the press conference. The alert phase is to be activated if there are more than 390 Corona patients in the intensive care units of hospitals nationwide on two consecutive working days. Now, students must once again wear a mask while seated. During the alert phase, unvaccinated people will be severely restricted. In private, a household may then only meet with one other person. Vaccinated and recovered people, children and adolescents up to 17 years of age and people… Read More

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Tübingen tests for free again

The number of people infected with corona is rising from one record high to the next. One reason: Some people don’t know that they’re infected. Ever since the tests cost money, many refrain from taking one. Because of this, Tübingen is offering free corona tests for everyone again. Starting Monday, November 15th, two test stations are opened for this again: at the city hall from 10am to 6pm and at the Haagtor from 10am to 7pm. Upon request, they also issue a digital Tübingen day ticket, as the city announces on its website. On Wednesday, November 17th, two more test… Read More

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Stricter rules for unvaccinated

Starting Wednesday, November 3rd, the warning level is in effect in Baden-Württemberg. It goes into effect when 250 or more corona patients are in intensive care within two consecutive working days statewide. Stricter rules apply for unvaccinated people during the warning level. One household can only meet with five other people. Vaccinated and recovered people, children and adolescents under 18, pregnant women as well as those who can’t get vaccinated due to medical reasons don’t count. Additionally, unvaccinated people need a negative PCR test in many closed rooms which is not older than 48 hours. Among these closed spaces are,… Read More

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Unvaccinated people have to stay outside in the 2G-model

The state government of Baden-Württemberg has changed its corona regulations. It is in effect starting Friday, October 15. The vaccination coverage is “still not high enough,” according to the state government. Consequently, not all restrictions can be lifted. Especially unvaccinated people fall seriously ill and have to get admitted to the hospital. Restrictions will only be loosened for vaccinated and recovered people. This is new: Organizers of concerts, theaters and city festivals as well as service providers (for example gastronomy and hairdressers) and distributors may operate under the 2G-model, if they want to. This means that they can decide to… Read More

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Vaccination center Tübingen closed from October 1st

In the entire state of Baden-Württemberg, vaccination centers will be closed as of October 1, the Tübingen District Office announced in a press release. This also applies to the vaccination center Tübingen in the Old Archaeology, Wilhelmstraße 9. All vaccination appointments after October 1 are canceled without replacement, even if you have received a confirmation by e-mail. Therefore, anyone who has a vaccination appointment for the time after October 1 at a vaccination center has to have a new appointment arranged in a doctor’s office. Those who do not have a family doctor can search for medical practices in the… Read More

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Vaccination recommendation also for pregnant women and nursing mothers

Pregnant women and nursing mothers should also be vaccinated against the corona virus. This has been announced by the Standing Committee on Vaccination at the Robert Koch Institute in a current recommendation. Likewise, all women who want to have children should also be vaccinated against Covid-19. For all these groups, two vaccinations with the approved mRNA vaccines from BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna are recommended. Pregnant women who have not yet been vaccinated or not fully vaccinated should be vaccinated in the second trimester of pregnancy. Dr. Marianne Röbl-Mathieu, resident specialist in gynecology and obstetrics and STIKO member, emphasized in… Read More

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New Corona rules: No compulsory vaccination—but restrictions for the unvaccinated

More than 90 percent of Corona patients in intensive care units in Baden-Württemberg are not vaccinated. This was stated by Baden-Württemberg’s Health Minister Manfred Lucha. According to the statistics of the Robert Koch Institute, it is especially the age group of 35 to 59 year-olds who are infected with the Corona virus, followed by 15 to 34 year-olds. With its new Corona regulation of Thursday, 16 September, the Baden-Württemberg state government wants to prevent an overload of the health system and motivate people to vaccinate. There is no compulsory vaccination. But the rules for the unvaccinated will be tightened considerably.… Read More

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Offers for caregiving relatives in Tübingen

Caregivers need rest so that they do not get sick themselves. That is why the Tübingen old people’s welfare offers them various options that can relieve them. In the Pauline-Krone-Heim there are 16 places for short-term care throughout the year. The people in need of care are admitted to an inpatient facility. In many cases, the long-term care insurance funds cover the costs of the stay, writes the city of Tübingen in a press release. Further information can be found at www.altenhilfe-tuebingen.de Tübingen also has four day care facilities. There people in need of care are cared for on individual… Read More

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Tübingen vaccination center moves in mid-August

In the vaccination center in the Paul-Horn Arena at Tübingen Festplatz, interested people can get vaccinated spontaneously without an appointment until August 15. The vaccine hall will be closed from August 16. It will be moved to the Old Archeology of the University of Tübingen in Wilhelmstraße 9. Vaccinations will be carried out there from August 16 and probably until the end of September. Currently, appointments for the first vaccination in the Old Archeology can be booked via the homepage www.tuebingen-impfzentrum.de until August 31. Vaccination appointments until September 30 will follow. Appointments for the second vaccination can be booked immediately… Read More

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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 who abuse drugs or are dependent on them. However, they also provide counselling to adults who are addicted to illicit drugs or who abuse these drugs. Those seeking advice with… Read More

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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 these questions in interviews. Ezdehar Zen Aldeen is a paediatrician, Saif Afat is a radiologist, both work at Tübingen University Hospital. They are currently working at the vaccination centre of… Read More

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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 the Baden-Württemberg State Health Office is now recommending protective measures to people who are often in their own garden and in nature. Ticks do not fall from trees and cannot… Read More

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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 have an effectiveness of more than 75 percent. This is a “very good result”. Flu vaccines have an efficacy of 50 to 60 percent because of the different virus strains,… Read More

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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 protein and a protein in the placenta. But that is no cause for concern, he said. The rumour makes no sense at all in his eyes, because women would also… Read More

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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 that no study has proven such changes. When he received his own vaccination in January, he said, he wasn’t worried about that at all: “I trust in science.” He had… Read More

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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 effectiveness from time to time during his educational talks at the vaccination centre. But this is a rumour, he says. Vaccines are developed in a strictly controlled process. They only… Read More

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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 in January. In community shelters, for example, several refugees often share one room, he says. They also share communal kitchens and bathrooms. There, encounters cannot be avoided and the virus… Read More

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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 toxic substances and barely any animal material that could trigger allergic reactions. Therefore, the vaccination is very safe, states Zen Aldeen. Click here for the videos of tünews INTERNATIONAL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75yk8pmk_r3dSxYh6R6krg… Read More

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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 the disease is often severe. However, sometimes people do not notice it, so they infect others without knowing it. All this could be prevented by vaccination. The doctor is convinced:… Read More

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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 one hand there are mRNA vaccines like BioNTech, Pfizer or Moderna. On the other hand there are vector vaccines like AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson. They differ slightly in effectiveness,… Read More

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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. Zen Aldeen herself wasn’t unsettled before her own vaccination. From her everyday life in the vaccination center, she knows rumors that circulate especially on Social Media. She hears of fears… Read More

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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 worry of the vaccination making people infertile every day. Especially young women from all social groups are anxious about this. Zen Aldeen says that the vaccine has been tested on… Read More

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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, they can rapidly infect each other with the virus. The risk of infection is especially high in collective accommodation, all the more if people there share communal kitchens or bathrooms.… Read More

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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 fact that the vaccine was tested as thoroughly as any other medication before its admission. Meanwhile millions of people have received the vaccination. For them, the vaccines worked well. Click… Read More

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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 their risk of an infection or a severe course of the infection considerably. But the vaccinations are also important for society as a whole, she said. If enough people are… Read More

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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 between 5 to 10 Euros per product. The pink prescription is valid for one month. After that, the patient has to fully pay for the prescribed medication themselves. This prescription… Read More

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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 spaces as possible – additionally to keeping the minimum required distance and wearing a protection over mouth and nose. For fresh air, a cross ventilation is ideal. A draft through… Read More

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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 wave” or not: the virus is here. In the health department, the focus of our work is “contact person management”, which means that we determine the contacts of people who… Read More

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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 donation after death. People aged 16 and over can donate their organs. If you change your mind and no longer wish to donate, simply throw away the donor card. They… Read More

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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 to the test station, it is important to bring one’s health insurance card. The test station is open Monday through Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. In the morning,… Read More

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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. In Baden-Württemberg, it is possible to get tested in the test centre located at the three airports Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Baden-Airpark, or at Stuttgart Central Station. If one prefers to… Read More

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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 and adolescents feel stressed, are increasingly worried, pay less attention to their health and complain more often about family disputes. In every second child, the relationship with their friends suffered… Read More

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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 which 3,200 people were interviewed. 37 percent of respondents said they drank more than before during the lockdown. The situation is similar for smokers too: over 40 percent smoked more… Read More

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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. Anyone who violates the prohibition of entry or participation with symptoms of an infectious disease must also face a fine. The fines can be up to € 2,500, in some… Read More

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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 mask requirement has contributed to slow the spread of Covid-19, according to the summary by Klaus Wäldle (University of Mainz). The World Health Organization (WHO) has also changed its stance… Read More

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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 one year of age do not need to provide evidence of vaccination. Proof of a measles vaccination must be submitted to the district office no later than 4 weeks after… Read More

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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 defence mechanisms. Press spokesman Thorsten Schüller explained the method to tünews INTERNATIONAL at the beginning of April. Meanwhile, Curevac has been allowed to test its vaccine in a clinical study… Read More

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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 message will be sent to those who have been in close vicinity to the infected person. Privacy advocates have no concerns. Security experts advise, however, to only search for the… Read More

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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 who has a fever, runny nose, cough or breathing problems while at work should go home. In the event of unavoidable direct contacts, there must be additional protection, preferably with… Read More

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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 protection against violence is also available. www.integrationsbeauftragte.de/ib-de/amt-und-person/informationen-zum-coronavirus#tar-2 tun051503 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 19.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,698 total views

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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 much or cannot sleep at all, despite wanting to? Do you no longer have the energy or desire to meet someone and have a conversation? Is eating the very last… Read More

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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? The answer depends on the country. Until the end of March, I was completing an exchange year in Tübingen, consisting of a semester at the university and an internship. Unfortunately,… Read More

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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 wash thoroughly. Used gloves belong in the residual waste. When outside, they should be thrown in a public trash bin and not on the street. Remember to still wash your… Read More

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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  1,124 total views,  2 views today

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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 of different cultures (and languages) and their different ideas of body, health and illness. tun032608 Impressionen von der neuen Fieberamblanz des Landkreises Tübingen. Achtung: Termine nur über den Hausarzt! Foto:… Read More

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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 outbreak. Here are some steps to reduce the chance of Coronavirus-19 having a detrimental effect on your mental: Limit the news and be careful what you read: Take breaks from… Read More

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