An insight into COVID-19 in Colombia

AN INSIGHT INTO COVID-19 IN COLOMBIA By Lina Garnica Rosas, June 20, 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly increased in the pandemic scale since it first began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (1). More than 180 countries have reported cases, including Colombia (2). The Colombian government has established several public health measures to…

An insight into COVID-19 in Peru

An insight into the impact of COVID-19 in Peru Declared as the second hotspot in the Americas after Brazil, Peru is battling to control the COVID-19 pandemic which has already led to almost 200.000 confirmed cases and more than 5.000 deaths. The government of President Vizcarra had responded rapidly by closing international borders and implementing…

An insight into COVID-19 in Venezuela

COVID-19 in Venezuela: the least of the worries. The current pandemic is affecting the global economy and will drastically change the way people behave from now on, from individual to international perspectives. Through the last four months, diverse socio-economic, and health actions implemented by governments worldwide had shown their results, and some of those countries…

Warum ist die Suche nach Corona-Mitteln so schwierig?

Warum ist die Suche nach Corona-Mitteln so schwierig? Bisher gibt es noch kein Medikament gegen Covid-19. Einzig das Ebola-Mittel Remdesivir kann bei schweren Krankheitsverläufen helfen. Warum es so schwierig ist, eine passende Arznei gegen das Coronavirus zu finden, erklärt Infektionsepidemiologe Prof. Timo Ulrichs, IGGB Vorstand im ntv Frühstart.

How do we want to be? Making sense as humans, through COVID-19

How do we want to be? Making sense as humans, through COVID-19 (Ole Döring, with translations from the German original by Laura Han) Over the past weeks, authorities and their experts issued numerous directives for dealing with COVID-19. What we fell short of were examples and models, how these often contradictory or vague directives should…

Planning for tomorrow and the world we want

Planning for tomorrow and the world we want by Mathias Bonk, IGGB Chairman & Co-Founder According to the Indian writer Arundhati Roy “The pandemic is a portal” and a “gateway between one world and the next”. Her recent article in the Financial Times (full text available here, to be read, free of charge) is based…

Die Reproduktionszahl und die Rückkehr zum Arbeitsplatz

Heute mal mit einer Doppelfolge… Die R-Zahl: Wo Leute sich aktuell infizieren, „wissen wir nicht“…sicher.. In der laufenden Woche steigt R0, die Basisreprodutkionszahl, wieder auf eins. Das bedeutet, dass ein Infizierter eine weitere Person ansteckt. Warum das ein Rückschlag ist und was das Osterwochenende damit zu tun hat, erklärt der Epidemiologe Timo Ulrichs, IGGB Vorstand,…