Tag: coronavirus

5.5 million Corona financing to Hygiene Austria and Palmers

5.5 million Corona financing to Hygiene Austria and Palmers

The now bankrupt mask manufacturer Hygiene Austria and its parent company Palmers Textil received several million in funds during the Corona period. This emerges from the parliamentary question put to the Ministry of Labor and Economy by the FPÖ’s Martin Kocher (ÖVP). The total financing volume is around 5.5 million Euros. FPÖ wants to discuss […]

12 Products You Should Never Store Under the Dishwasher or Sink

12 Products You Should Never Store Under the Dishwasher or Sink

We store a lot of things in these spaces, but some items can be very risky. Find out what you don’t have to store in these areas for any reason. Behind the doors under the dishwasher, where cleaning products are usually stored, is rarely the cleanest, most spotless space in the house. Dark and damp, […]

Bird flu caught for the second time in the USA

Bird flu caught for the second time in the USA

It has been confirmed for the second time that a person has contracted bird flu in the USA. The US health authority CDC announced on Monday that the affected person was infected through contact with dairy cows. The patient has red eyes that could only be due to conjunctivitis. He is being treated with antiviral […]

WHO countries need pandemic agreement

WHO countries need pandemic agreement

More than 50 former heads of state and government have called on more than 190 member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) to agree on an international agreement on preventing the epidemic. Former policymakers such as former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said a pandemic deal […]

Italy commemorated Covid-19 victims

Italy commemorated Covid-19 victims

Italy celebrated its fourth national day of remembrance for the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic on Monday. A ceremony was held in Bergamo, the Italian city that was most affected by the first wave of the epidemic, with the participation of EU Monetary Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. In February 2020, Italy became the first western country […]

Life expectancy dropped more than expected due to Corona

Life expectancy dropped more than expected due to Corona

According to a study, the Corona crisis has caused life expectancy worldwide to fall more sharply than previously expected. Average global life expectancy decreased by 1.6 years in 2020 and 2021, the first two years of the pandemic, according to a study of hundreds of scientists published in the Lancet on Tuesday. For the research, […]

WHO raises alarm over rapidly increasing measles infections

WHO raises alarm over rapidly increasing measles infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sounding the alarm over the sharp rise in measles cases: More than 306,000 cases of measles were reported worldwide last year, the WHO announced in Geneva on Tuesday. This represents a 79 percent increase compared to 2022. Natasha Crowcroft, who is responsible for measles and rubella at WHO, said […]

Expert seeks information on long-term consequences and prevention of Covid

Expert seeks information on long-term consequences and prevention of Covid

Covid infection numbers are currently relatively low, according to wastewater data, but scientists want the government to be ready for a revival. Communication scientist Jakob-Moritz Eberl told APA that an information campaign should be prepared regarding possible long-term Covid damage and booster vaccines. Education about prevention is also necessary. Eberl, who is co-manager of the […]

Italy raises dengue alert level at airports and ports

Italy raises dengue alert level at airports and ports

Following a serious outbreak of dengue fever in Brazil and a rise in cases worldwide, Italy decided to increase the alert level at its ports and airports. For this reason, the Italian Ministry of Health asked the authorities to increase the alert level and vigilance against shipping companies importing goods from countries where the risk […]

Corona drug Paxlovid: Rauch wants invoices from pharmacies

Corona drug Paxlovid: Rauch wants invoices from pharmacies

Last year, during the new Covid-19 wave, there was a debate between the Minister of Health and the Chamber of Pharmacists about the corona drug Paxlovid. Flu wave makes itself felt in hospitals Sharp increase in absences due to corona Pharmacists criticized the very small supply of the corona drug Paxlovid for serious diseases. But […]