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    SARS-CoV-2: The recipe for success of the virus variants

    La Jolla / California - 3 mutations in the binding region of the spike protein explain why some variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been able to spread rapidly in recent months. The British variant B.1.1.7 owes its success to the stronger binding to the ACE2 receptor, while B.1.351 (South Africa) ...
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    Heterologous vaccination schedule apparently associated with a particularly strong immune response

    Recently, preliminary data from the UK showed that a heterologous series of vaccines using Astrazeneca and Biontech's COVID-19 vaccines is associated with noticeably more transient side effects. To compensate for this, however, the vaccinated persons could apparently with a particularly strong ...
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    Study: NDMA in medicines containing valsartan could have slightly increased liver cancer rates

    Bonn - Exposure to the class 2a carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) via drugs containing valsartan has not yet led to a demonstrable general increase in cancer in Germany. For liver cancer, an analysis of health insurance data in German ...
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    SARS-CoV-2: Longer dosing interval intensifies antibody response to Biontech vaccine

    Birmingham - Postponing the second dose of the Biontech vaccine Comirnaty (BNT162b2), which many countries have opted for as a result of vaccine shortages, may not have any adverse consequences for those vaccinated. In one in medRxiv (2021; DOI: 10.1101 / 2021.05.15.21257017) ...
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    Heterologous COVID-19 vaccination associated with more transient side effects

    Anyone who receives a second vaccination with the mRNA vaccine from BioNTech after a first vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine from Astrazeneca must expect more temporary side effects. These are the interim results of a multicenter study published in the Lancet from ...
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Germany overtakes other EU countries in vaccination progress thanks to medical practices

In a European comparison, the corona vaccination campaign in Germany has picked up speed since April. This emerges from an evaluation by the Central Institute for Statutory Health Insurance (Zi) ...
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Karliczek promotes preparation of vaccination campaign for schoolchildren

The Federal Minister of Education is promoting further steps in the opening of schools and the preparation of a corona vaccination campaign for children and young people ...
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Pediatricians warn of shortages of vaccines for younger people

In view of the imminent approval of vaccines for children from the age of twelve, the professional association of paediatricians has announced that deliveries to pediatric practices are too short ...
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Corona vaccination: dispute over responsibilities in Brandenburg

In Brandenburg, the contract doctors and the state government continue to argue about the responsibilities for vaccinating against SARS-CoV-2. It is also about insufficient amounts of the vaccine for medical practices. So the doctors received ...
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Plassmann resigns as chairman of the board at KV Hamburg

The chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Hamburg (KVHH), Walter Plassmann, terminates his contract, which runs until 2025, prematurely and is leaving the interest group early next year ...

Corona and psyche: Experts warn to give young people special support

COVID-19 also brings with it a mental health crisis. Closed educational institutions and the associated loneliness, closings of the sectors that are important for student part-time jobs, uncertainties on the job market and fears about the future particularly affect young people ...
Federal volunteer Maikely Hudiel d'Avila (Nicaragua) works with children in the Mehlhausen day care center of the German Red Cross in Bielefeld. / picture alliance, Robert B. Fishman

Federal Chancellor for the right to a Bufdi year

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has spoken out in favor of a right to be deployed in the federal voluntary service. This should be financially equipped in such a way that "everyone who ...