Coronavirus: does Sars-CoV-2 come from a laboratory? – Health

Could the virus come from a laboratory? Nonsense, say many researchers. But it is obviously not impossible. This is shown by controversial experiments in recent years. If a virus appears to appear out of nowhere, you can almost certainly count on speculation about an origin from the laboratory. This has been the case with Sars-CoV-2 […]

Covid-19: Every fifth corona test with wrong result – health

According to a study, the common PCR tests are often negative, even though people are infected. In the first few days after an infection, false results accumulate. Thousands of people experience the redeeming moment in Germany every day: negative, no Sars-CoV-2 detectable. So all is well. Really? Not necessarily, is the conclusion of a study […]

Coronavirus and Spanish Flu: Telling the Truth – Health

Some lessons can be learned from the experience of the Spanish flu for the current corona crisis. Perhaps the most important of these: political tactics must not determine action. In many places, the clinics could no longer catch the patients, gyms became hospital rooms, and bed after bed stretched for many meters. The coffins became […]

What harm Covid-19 does to the body – health

Severe courses of Covid-19 affect almost all organs and parts of the body. The reason is a common molecule that uses the corona virus. If doctors get an overview of the courses of Covid-19, they see an astonishingly diverse picture. The lungs are usually affected first. If the immune system fails to remove the coronaviruses […]

Heartburn Remedies: Famotidine as a Corona Drug – Health

Doctors are examining a surprising candidate for the treatment of Covid-19: a remedy for heartburn. But it is still a glimmer of hope. Chinese farmers may have given the decisive indication of therapy against Covid-19. It sounds unlikely, but in medical history it has often happened that a drug successfully treats a condition for which […]

Astronomy: Star Betelgeuse shines again – knowledge

After a strange phase of darkness, the giant star Betelgeuse found its way back to normal brightness. Some had hoped for a stellar spectacle. One of the achievements of modernity is that you can not only follow people on social networks, but also stars. A particularly prominent celestial body has the Twitter name @betelbot. Almost […]

Tuberculosis vaccine could protect against coronavirus – health

Developed over many years of bacterial culture, without modern laboratory methods or basic knowledge of genetics and genetics: the BCG tuberculosis vaccine – short for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, old-fashioned after its French discoverers – has been an old-school drug for more than a hundred years old. Could this active ingredient play a decisive role in the […]

The BCG agent could protect against the coronavirus – health

Developed over many years of bacterial culture, without modern laboratory methods or basic knowledge of genetics and genetics: the BCG tuberculosis vaccine – short for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, old-fashioned after its French discoverers – has been an old-school drug for more than a hundred years old. Could this active ingredient play a decisive role in the […]

Corona crisis exacerbates other medical problems – health

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 6500 children have already died from a virus. But it wasn’t the new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus that killed the children, but a well-known pathogen: the children fell victim to measles. Now measles and Covid-19 – apart from the fact that both are viral diseases – have nothing to do […]

Coronavirus: What the statistics keep silent – health

People have got used to consulting the statistics every day. What’s next for Covid-19? How much are the numbers increasing in Germany, in the world? It is important to interpret the data with caution. Because the columns of numbers by no means offer an exact picture of the currently ill or infected. It is fairly […]