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Pfizer is supplying less vaccine to Europe for the time being – the head of the chancellery expects an effort by the summer

Spain has for the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic more than 40,000 new infections reported within one day. The number of infections rose by 40,197 to a total of more than 2.25 million, the Ministry of Health announced in Madrid on Friday. The previous high was reached on Wednesday with 38,869. Because the numbers have been increasing for weeks, several regions, including Madrid, decided on one Tightening of measures to contain the pandemic.

The nocturnal Going lock the regional government announced on Friday that it will be brought forward by one hour to 11 p.m. in the capital region from Monday. Restaurants, cafés and bars in the entire so-called autonomous community will then have to close at 10 p.m. – instead of at midnight as before. According to the information, the tightening of the measures will initially apply for two weeks.

In addition, the number the one in Madrid cordoned off areasthat can only be left or entered with valid reason, in a total of 19 municipalities and 47 smaller districts elevated. A total of 1.3 million of the 6.7 million inhabitants in the region are affected.

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+++ Corona-News +++: Merkel allegedly wants to bring forward the federal-state round and tighten lockdown

Federal government extends application deadline for corona aid +++ France tightened curfew +++ Study: infected people probably protected from re-infection for five months +++ The news blog. .

Merkel supposedly wants to bring forward the federal-state round and tighten lockdown – extended application deadlines for aid

After surviving a corona infection According to a study, people are very likely Protected from re-infection for at least five months. However, there is Hints, that too People with antibodies the Spread virus could, it said in the study by the health authority Public Health England (PHE) among employees of the British health system. However, the study cannot make any statements about the effects of vaccines at this point in time. “We now know that most of those who had the virus and developed antibodies are protected from re-infection,” said Susan Hopkins, senior medical advisor to the agency and co-lead on the study, but this protection is not complete. It is also unclear how long this will last. After surviving an infection, a severe Covid 19 disease is highly unlikely. But there is still the risk of getting infected and infecting others.

Participated in the study so far Tens of thousands of UK healthcare workers part. They have been tested regularly for both corona infection and antibodies since June. Of the 6,614 participants who tested positive for antibodies, there were only 44 possible new infections, according to the study.

Experts who were not involved in the study spoke of important findings. “These data reinforce the message that for the time being everyone is a potential source of infection for others and should act accordingly,” said Eleanor Riley, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh University. Simon Clark of Reading University said: “This means that the vast majority of the population must either have natural immunity or have been vaccinated in order for us to completely lift the restrictions in our lives. Unless we’re prepared for many more people to be infected and die from Covid-19. “

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+++ Corona-News +++: Bavaria wants to promote home office taxation – Biontech vaccine will soon also be produced in NRW

Spahn: “We have been in a permanent exceptional situation for months” +++ US epidemic authorities have administered around 10.3 million vaccine doses so far. +++ The news blog. .

Netherlands extend lockdown – From Friday registration is mandatory when entering Austria

Three Democratic MPs of the US House of Representatives tested positive for the coronavirus after the siege of the Capitol building by Trump supporters been. MP Brad Schneider said he received a positive test result on Tuesday. The Democrats Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman had previously made their infection public. The Democrats accused Republican MPs of not wanting to wear a mask when they were offered one.

“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, putting everyone around them at risk,” Jayapal said. “Just hours after President Trump instigated a deadly attack on our Capitol, our country and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum of Covid-19 precaution and simply put a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic to wear. ”Schneider accused the mask refusers with selfishness and arrogance.

Coleman, Schneider and Jayapal were among dozens of MPs who had been moved to a safe location during the uprising. Several members of Congress spent hours in the great room. Congressional doctor Brian Monahan urged all MPs to get tested for the coronavirus because they may have been exposed to the virus.

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Netherlands want to extend lockdown – Merkel criticizes implementation of corona protection in old people’s homes

Three Democratic MPs of the US House of Representatives Tested positive for the corona virus after the siege of the Capitol building by Trump supporters been. MP Brad Schneider said he received a positive test result on Tuesday. The Democrats Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman had previously made their infection public. The Democrats accused Republican MPs of not wanting to wear a mask when they were offered one.

“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, putting everyone around them at risk,” said Jayapal. “Just hours after President Trump instigated a deadly attack on our Capitol, our country and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum of Covid-19 precaution and simply put a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic to wear. ”Schneider accused the mask refusers with selfishness and arrogance.

Coleman, Schneider and Jayapal were among dozens of MPs who had been moved to a safe location during the uprising. Several members of Congress spent hours in the great room. Congressional doctor Brian Monahan urged all MPs to get tested for the coronavirus because they may have been exposed to the virus.

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British are increasing the vaccination rate – Spahn expects herd immunity in summer

In the fight against the high number of corona cases, the UK government increase the pace of vaccination. So far, about 2.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday. At the same time, he warned against neglecting the measures to contain the virus. The new virus variant was “highly contagious” and put the NHS health service under “considerable pressure”, said the minister.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had also called for increased vigilance, otherwise the lockdown measures would have to be stepped up. “Now is the time to be extremely vigilant, to comply with the rules,” said Johnson while visiting a vaccination center in Bristol.

As many first vaccinations as possible are given in the UK, the second dose is expected to follow within twelve weeks. To date, just over 370,000 people have received a second dose.

With around 46,000 new infections, the number of new infections reported in Great Britain on Monday was slightly lower than last week. But the number of Covid-19 patients who have to be treated in hospital continues to rise.

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These companies creatively ensure better health

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Health managers are particularly important contacts in times of crisis.

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Cologne At a time when there was little to eat, the Bergader family business started a tradition that continues to have an impact today: “Immediately after the war, my grandmother regularly cooked lunch for all 40 employees. That was the beginning of corporate health management for us, ”said Beatrice Kress, the head of the cheese dairy in Waging am See in Bavaria.

A good 70 years later, the health and good meals of the employees continue to play an important role in the company. “Everyone should retire healthy,” says Kress, outlining the goal. The canteen at Bergader is just one component – and has long since become a matter of course. “She never did the math,” admits Kress. But that’s not the point.

The company’s concern for its employees goes far beyond subsidized catering. Bergader takes care of well-being with a specially developed model. It is low-threshold, but attractive, says Kress. Bergader offers employees “individual health care like in top-class sport,” says the boss.

For this purpose, the cheese dairy commissions the Traunmed physiotherapy practice on a permanent basis, in which professionals from the Bundesliga also keep fit. There, every Bergader employee can receive a training plan tailored to their individual needs from their personal coach. It is processed in one of the three health lounges at Bergader.

One in five employees used these training rooms with medical fitness equipment in the past year. “That keeps the workforce fit,” says Kress. But what is most important to the boss: “Our therapists have often suspected more behind supposedly minor ailments and recommended a visit to a doctor.” Some serious illnesses were recognized so early that they could be treated well.

Health management strategies have become more creative and flexible. Steffen Klink, EuPD Research

With the unusual example of individual training from top-class sport, Bergader took first place in the “Consumer Goods – Medium-Sized Enterprises” category at the Corporate Health Award (CHA) this year. The prize for commitment to corporate health management (BGM) was awarded by the consulting and market research company EuPD and the Handelsblatt in 33 categories.

A trend this year: “Corporate health management is no longer a simple nice-to-have program. It has become an essential part of corporate management, ”says Steffen Klink, Director of Social Sustainability and Head of the Corporate Health Award at EuPD Research. It is noticeable that more and more companies are including their own employees in the conception.

The number of competition participants who regularly use employee surveys for the BGM rose by six percentage points to 68 percent compared to the previous year. “The health management strategies and measures have become significantly more creative and flexible thanks to the greater involvement of employees,” says Klink.

EuPD praised the fact that the participation of the workforce is a top priority at Deutsche Telekom. The award winner in the information and communication technology category regularly questions employees about their health.

This year the group focused on the subject of mindfulness and developed a year-round program called “My Health Journey”. The Bonn-based company is currently devoting itself to healthy sleep in the pilot project “#Rest sign”.

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According to the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), almost every second person complains of constant or occasional sleep disorders. The consequences can be, for example, lower cognitive performance or a higher risk of depression. The group therefore produces podcasts with sleep experts for its employees.

A digital bedroom check is designed to find sleep disturbances, such as a mattress that has been laid out. The company still does not want to comment on the results of the scientifically supported project. But if it is successful, it should be established across the group.

The BGM of the city of Wiesbaden also benefits from regular employee feedback. “We get a lot of suggestions from there,” says Marcus Bittner, head of the social affairs department. The
City receives the award in the public administration category.

The reason given was the integrated approach to employee health. “Occupational safety, occupational medicine and company health management take place under one roof with us,” explains Bittner. In fact, almost all of the employees involved work in offices on the same floor. Decision-making paths would be shorter and acceptance for the measures increased.

Getting closer to your own employees is also the recipe for success at RWE. “We wanted to intensify the cooperation between the people at the locations and the central OHM team,” says BGM team leader Julika Graß. The department recruited strategic partners for the BGM in 30 opencast mines and power plants.

Since 2017, one manager and one operative employee have been in constant contact with the central OHM team in each company. “This has triggered a cultural change towards greater support for OHM,” says Graß. The need for WHM measures is now determined in interviews with the employees and in coordination with the strategic partners.

“With the head on the job” is the name of a pilot project for mindfulness training that is also intended to help prevent accidents. “Naturally, there are many pitfalls in power plants and opencast mines. But like the roots in a forest, they cannot all be removed. So we can only ensure that these dangers are better perceived, ”explains Graß.

For example, in workshops and training sessions last year, employees in four power plants learned to better recognize risks and to avoid dangers better through exercise training
and roll off injury-free in the event of a fall.

The program was popular. “Anyone who completes walking training as a grown man will be looked at by his colleagues at first. But the first participants soon felt like pioneers and infected the others, ”says Graß. The WHM team checked the effectiveness of the measure by phone or questionnaire. The result: “With your head on the job” is currently being rolled out to all RWE companies.

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Telefónica shows how flexibly the BGM can react to the corona crisis. The mobile operator received a special award for its pandemic management. The CHA jury was impressed by the “quick responsiveness”. With the outbreak of the pandemic, almost all corporate health management offers were switched to online in a very short time. That includes
also the traditional company run, which could no longer be held together.

Instead, employees received an app that they could use to organize small running teams and enter the kilometers they had completed. The concept was well received. Around 1,500 colleagues ran a total of over 50,000 kilometers within a week.

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According to Telefónica, two factors were decisive for the success. “Our degree of digitization was already high before the crisis,” says Markus Frowein, Head of Data Protection and Health Management. That made the switch easier for care seminars or sports courses, for example.

In addition, Telefónica relies on clearly visible communication of all health issues: since 2015, all occupational safety, occupational medicine and company health management activities have been bundled under one word and image: “Feel Good”. “In this way we communicate the sometimes bulky topics more playfully and reach more employees. The brand now has a positive connotation, ”says Frowein.

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RKI registers 24,694 new corona infections – In Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, tightened lockdown is to apply from Sunday

According to the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the interval between the first and second corona vaccination should not be increased. The Stiko announced this in an update of its vaccination recommendation on Friday. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had the authority examined whether such a procedure makes sense in order to be able to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible with the currently limited vaccine quantities. The background to this is that there is a certain degree of protection against Covid 19 disease already after the first vaccination.

“The second dose of vaccine should be administered within the period covered by the approval studies (currently 42 days),” says the updated vaccination recommendation. To justify this, the Stiko experts explain that at the moment it is uncertain whether postponing the second vaccine dose to a later date will actually prevent more serious illnesses and deaths than a second vaccination for high-risk groups soon, which then results in almost complete protection before illness leads. If the recommended interval between the first and second vaccine dose has been exceeded, the vaccination series can be continued and does not have to be restarted.

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