Tag: Bernd Salzberger

Fight against coronavirus: is there a long-term strategy?

Fight against coronavirus: is there a long-term strategy?

Linking the words “coronavirus” and “long-term” is still difficult. Because no one knows how the virus will develop, and with it our lives in the coming years. “We really can’t accurately estimate the next ten years,” says Bernd Salzberger, professor and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital in Regensburg. Empirical […]

Influenza: what could be dangerous this time and who should be vaccinated

Influenza: what could be dangerous this time and who should be vaccinated

I have the flu – that’s what you often hear in the fall and winter from people who have a feverish but rather harmless cold – a “flu-like infection.” Influenza, on the other hand, is an infectious disease that should be taken seriously as it can be especially serious for older or previously ill people […]

When and who? How to protect yourself from the flu

When and who? How to protect yourself from the flu

The best protective measure is influenza vaccination, which the Permanent Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) recommends to people at risk. The shot may be especially worthwhile this season because “with every year that the flu doesn’t circulate, or barely circulates, the likelihood of a stronger flu wave increases,” says Prof. Bernd Salzberger, chairman of the German […]

Corona preparation: for whom Paxlovid makes sense in autumn

Corona preparation: for whom Paxlovid makes sense in autumn

Further deliveries are still pending. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, pharmacies have received only about 64,000 units so far. According to experts, a large supply should not be a reason to prescribe more therapy in the early stages of Covid-19 in the coming months. Rather, there is a series of new data. Where […]