COVID vaccine: stars help EU raise funds

Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came to the aid of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to raise funds to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. International stars of music, cinema, sports or fashion have indeed joined an online concert in order to finance research for the creation […]

WHO is concerned about an increase in corona cases in Africa

Dhe World Health Organization (WHO) is very concerned about the rapid spread of the coronavirus in Africa. Last week, the number of people infected on the continent increased by 51 percent, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday at an online press conference. The death toll increased by 60 percent. Given the lack of […]

The right solution for Africa

LIiberia’s President George Weah is now adopting a different strategy than his counterparts in Italy, France, Brazil or the United States: he is now singing against Covid-19. “Let’s stand together and fight the corona virus” is the name of the song that he recorded with a gospel choir. “It could be your mother, your father, […]

How disease X became an epidemic

In Wuhan, no one dares to go public without a mask, and some Chinese also put on plastic bags and rubber gloves. Picture: dpa It was to be expected that an unknown pathogen would spread worldwide. Only in the case of the coronavirus it happens much faster than expected. Vor almost four years ago, a […]

WHO speaks of “infodemic” for coronavirus

AGiven the growing number of false messages and conspiracy theories, the WHO speaks of an “infodemic” in a report on the coronavirus. The large number of reports makes it difficult for people to distinguish between facts and misinformation. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned Monday in Geneva about the spread of “rumors” about the […]

Air Force sends evacuation plane to China

DThe air force plans to send a plane to China on Friday to fly out Germans from the Chinese province of Hubei, which has been hardest hit by the corona virus. After the approval of the participating states was given, the flight should start from Cologne-Wahn in the morning according to dpa information. According to […]

France reports fifth coronavirus patient

WAcross the world, the fear of a pandemic caused by the novel corona virus is leading to ever more drastic foreclosure measures: Lufthansa, British Airways and other airlines are suspending their flights to China; numerous countries, including Germany, advised against traveling to the People’s Republic. The United States flew over 200 compatriots from Wuhan. A […]