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Covid-19-News from Germany and around the world – the top stories: Now jump even the authors of damning drug study (06.39 PM) Traitorous message from Saint Petersburg, casts doubt on Russian Corona-Numbers grow (22.43 PM)

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TOP NEWS: Now even the authors of damning medications from jump-study

06.39 PM: After massive criticism of a study on the effectiveness of Malaria By means of hydroxychloroquine in the case of Coronavirus infections have three of the four authors of their withdrawal from the study explains. As the sole author of the study, the scientists Sapan Desai, who runs the largely unknown company Surgisphere remained on Thursday, with the study results. Previously &quot had;Lancet" from the study of distant and invited the authors of a Review of your data.

The study Director Mandeep Mehra from Harvard University and the Co-authors Frank Ruschitzka from the University hospital Zurich and Amit Patel of the University of Utah announced on Thursday that they had used for an independent Verification of the data – however this had been of the company Surgisphere, which had supplied the data, may be rejected. "On the basis of this development, we could not longer for the correctness of the primary data bürgen", the authors justified their withdrawal. In the case of the editors of "Lancet" and to the readers of the scientist apologized.

"Lancet" the study had, on 22. May published. She came to the conclusion that hydroxychloroquine and the related drug, chloroquine, was not only of no Use at Covid-19-had patients, but may be due to severe side effects and even the risk of death increased. Subsequently, a number of countries had the treatment of Covid-19-Sick with the malaria drug, the world health organization, WHO, suspended clinical trials, with the means referring to the study temporarily. Meanwhile, the clinical trials were resumed. Reuters/David J. Phillip/AP/dpa , According to a US study to protect the Central hydroxy chloroquine is not an infection with the Coronavirus.

A week after the publication in "Lancet" dozens of researchers from all over the world, expressed in an open letter skeptical about the study. Your in-depth reviews have "both concern the methodology as well as the collection of data ausgelöst", they said. In the open letter, a long list of from the point of view of the signatories, to the problematic points will be given. In consequence, the journal itself distanced itself and instructed the authors to check their data.

For the study, the researchers evaluated the data of 96,000 patients in hundreds of hospitals around the world. The data came from Surgisphere, which is specialized on the analysis of health data. In their open letter, the researchers criticize that other scientists were given no access to the raw data. Nothing will be said about the countries and the hospitals from which the data come.

TOP NEWS: Telltale message from Saint Petersburg, casts doubt on Russian Corona-Numbers grow

22.43 PM: On Thursday notified the authorities in Russia again, the country is far more than 8800 Corona infections. More than 204.600 people were considered to be recovered. 5384 infected patients died. In comparison to other countries, the death rate in Russia is considered very low. The authorities rejected the last several reports vehemently, stating that this statistic is fudged.

In the Northern Russian city of Saint Petersburg with the Stand Thursday, according to the official statistics, in the whole of the pandemic period, a total of only 264 Corona deaths. However, the authorities had reported that in may alone, the number of deaths rose by a total of 6400 by 32 percent compared to the same month last year. In April, the authorities had listed 5300 deaths. These data suggest that in the Corona of a pandemic, significantly more people have died than the official statistics indicate. dpa/Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/icon image An employee holds in a smear in the centre of a corona test swab in the Hand.

Russia was for a long time only the Corona-deaths in which the lung disease Covid-19 was the cause of death. Who had the Virus, but, for example, of cardiac arrest died in the stand, was not statistics. The Ministry of health recommended recently, these cases of international practice in the statistics.

R-value falls to 0.57 – just a province without Covid-19-new infections

20.23 clock: so Far, in Germany 183.089 people positive for the Coronavirus have been tested. This is evident from the reports of the local health and social ministries. The number of new infections is 445. With Schleswig-Holstein, a province reported on Thursday that no new Corona cases.

The R-value is according to the Robert Koch-Institute, in the meantime, at 0.57. That is, in the nationwide average of 100 Infected infected 57 people. So far, 8604 people have died from the effects of the Coronavirus. The number of Recovering is according to the RKI in 167.800. Thus, the number of acutely Infected is around 6700.

Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.

  • Baden-Württemberg: Of 34,843 (1778 Deaths)
  • Bavaria: 47.389 (2491 Deaths)
  • Berlin: 6945 (200 Deaths)
  • Brandenburg: 3290 (170 Deaths)
  • Bremen: 1501 (42 Deaths)
  • Hamburg: 5106 (226 Deaths)
  • Hesse: 10.129 (482 Deaths)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 764 (20 Deaths)
  • Lower Saxony: 12.232 (607 Deaths)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 38.278 (1610 Deaths)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 6726 (230 Deaths)
  • Saarland: 2721 (168 Deaths)
  • Saxony: 5307 (211 Deaths)
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 1712 (55 Deaths)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 3103 (146 Deaths)
  • Thuringia: 3043 (168 Deaths)

Total (As Of 04.06., 20.15 PM): 183.089 (8604 Deaths)

The Previous Day (As Of 03.06., 20.00): 182.644 (8571 Deaths)

Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.

The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, at around 167.800.

Currently, the RKI reported reproduction number: 0,57 (as of 04.06.)

Covid-19: Bremerhaven exceeds the limit of 50 new infections

18: 43: Bremerhaven on Thursday the Federal government and the länder agreed threshold of 50 Corona-new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, within seven days exceeded. According to the latest laboratory results of 27 Neuinfizierte residing in Bremerhaven since Wednesday have been added, informed the magistrate. Of these, 26 are in connection with a Church, in the thus a total of 96 people have been infected. You 59 live in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The current loosening of the Corona restrictions, the development had no influence, said a spokesman for the city. So far there is no evidence of chains of Infection outside of the community and the affected families. A large part of the positive Corona results was due to domestic contacts. As in families, not all members will be tested, is still expected to be Found with Corona-to.

Travel in a fully occupied hospital Elevator in casting authority, shall initiate proceedings against politicians

17.55 PM: After driving in a crowded hospital Elevator in the middle of the Corona pandemic has the circle casting so far, against five persons, an administrative offence procedures initiated. This will determine whether, and to what extent, against the regulation to combat the Coronavirus have been violated, said a spokesman for the local authority, on Thursday.

Previously, the &quot had;Welt" reported that the proceedings against the Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU) and Minister of social Affairs Kai Klose (Green). A spokesman for the Hessian state Chancellery, confirmed the information. He stressed that the procedures were still in the testing stage.

A photo of the Elevator ride had been in the middle of April for vortex: It shows how in the case of a visiting appointment at the Giessen University hospital, the Hessian Minister, and Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), in spite of the Corona-distance rules, along with other people in the Elevator pushing. Therefore, several Advertisements were received.

The state Chancellery had given after the incident on Twitter: “Since you do not need to talk around the big drum: it should not have happen. Even if all the mouth wear protective… in this Elevator, too many people”.

The circle casting made with reference to the proceedings in the absence of information, against whom the investigation specifically. The Affected should get the opportunity to comment. It was still open when the procedure ends and, for example, the imposition of fines has been decided on.

Czech Republic to open the border for German earlier than planned

16.49 PM: the Czech Republic opens its borders to citizens from Germany, Austria and Hungary earlier than planned, probably starting Saturday. The Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Thursday the Agency CTK, on the edge of a visit in the vicinity of the Spa town of Marienbad (Marianske Lazne). He had convened the Cabinet on Friday morning for a special session in Prague, to decide formally.

Originally, the easing should be only at 15. June in force. For citizens of the States referred to, neither in a negative Corona are then Test prescribed a 14-day quarantine. The Cabinet Babis had imposed in mid-March, a far-reaching immigration stop for foreigners. As a reason, the Coronavirus has been called a pandemic. Now a new light is introduced to the model, the countries according to epidemiological criteria to classify.

German made in the previous year, with more than two million overnight guests, the largest group among the foreign tourists in the Czech Republic. In the border regions, many traders also benefit from shopping, tourists who buy cheap cigarettes and spirits.

In easing policy the Czech Republic has an amazing u-turn down. At the end of April, the President had asked, Milos Zeman, to keep the borders closed for one year. Up to Thursday were in the EU-member state 9441 confirmed Coronavirus infections reported. 324 people were killed.

British Minister comes ailing into the Parliament, members of Parliament are outraged

16.22 PM: In the light of the Corona-crisis has the appearance of an ailing government member before the British Parliament, the debate around the return of the deputies to the lower house heats up: After Minister of the economy, Alok Sharma, bathed in sweat, a speech in Parliament had kept, was the 52-Year-old on Thursday on the new Coronavirus tested. The test result is still pending. Sharma’s spokesperson said that the Minister felt "unwohl" and I go into self-isolation.

The 52-year-old Sharma had dabbed on Wednesday again and again in the forehead with a handkerchief, and several times the face rubbed, while he tried to finish a speech at the Podium. It was announced that the hall in which the meeting house is now cleaned fundamentally. AFP

The shaky appearance of the Minister of economy, reinforced the concern of some parliamentarians. Do you think that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson prescribed return from the home office back to Westminister for premature. Particularly, the Opposition supports the extension of video conferences for the legislators from your home.

The economic spokesman for the opposition Labour party, Toby Perkins, said it was "lächerlich", that Sharma made it difficult to sick to work. "It is the height of irresponsibility for him was to be in Parliament and to snort and to schwitzen", he added.

Germany provides EUR 600 million for vaccination programmes against Covid-19

16.13 PM: The Federal government, the international vaccine Alliance Gavi over the next five years, with funding in the amount of 600 million euros. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) said on Thursday via a video message when transmitted online global donor conference. In addition, Germany had already investment of 100 million euros to contain the Coronavirus pandemic the course. As soon as a vaccine was available, would have to be created the conditions to start a global vaccination campaign, said Angela Merkel.

Overall, the Gavi Alliance Commitments are hoped for about the equivalent of around € 6.6 billion for immunization programmes in the poorest countries of the world. 300 million children to be vaccinated using the money up to 2025 against diseases such as Polio, typhoid and measles.

Host great Britain is, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a pledge of 1.65 billion pounds (about 1.85 billion euros) the largest Gavi donors. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen 300 million euros, said. "Vaccinations are a universal Menschenrecht", the Commission boss also said via a video message.

The Geneva-based global Alliance for vaccines and immunization (Gavi) was established in the year 2000 and has helped it ever since, to vaccinate more than 760 million children in the poorest countries of the world. The aim of the Alliance is made up of public and private donors, is to vaccinate more children, and to protect against life-threatening diseases.

99years of Duisburg survives Corona infection

14.29 PM: A 99-Year-old from Duisburg, Germany has an infection with the Coronavirus survived. The elderly Patient had been dismissed after a good four weeks to recover from the Helios Marien hospital in Duisburg-hochfeld, said a spokeswoman on Thursday. Therefore, the man after a positive Corona Test with respiratory complaints came to the hospital. During his stay there, he had developed a slight pneumonia, but only relatively mild symptoms. Now he is healthy again. dpa/Kay Nietfeld/dpabild Doctors go through a hallway to an intensive care unit.

"Since the elderly are the most affected risk group in the pandemic, we are encouraged from such an output sehr", station Manager Max Martin Pasternack said. Fixed reference persons and is a regular exchange with his family would have relieved the Senior of the week-long Isolation without a visit. "All have been great, and we had all the time a good feeling, even though we see him konnten", his 68-year-old son said, according to the memo.

“Dark matter”: British researchers brings new Theory to the Covid-19-course in Germany in the game

14.03 PM: Why is Germany better by the Corona-crisis as other countries? In an Interview with the “Guardian” has tried British researcher Karl Friston to an arrangement. There are “several potential explanations” for the relatively harmless virus consequences in Germany. One is that there is in Germany more immunological “Dark matter”. Specifically, the neuro-scientist from University College in London so that “people who are impervious to the Virus says, because you may be isolated locally, or any kind of natural resilience have”. The Knowledge of a “Dark matter” could help, a second wave – for instance, by people on Covid-19 to test the high risk of contagion, rather than the population as a whole.

Melanie Brinkmann, Helmholtz-centre for infection research, compared to the “mirror” skeptical to the Theory of the British researcher. Especially intensive Testing and early Action would have led to a relatively lenient course of the crisis in Germany, she says. “We have traded a lot earlier than the British, and we have tested a lot more, and not only those that came to the clinic.” Further, the “mirror” quoted the scientist: “Dark matter” could be anything. “Actually, it means nothing else than that there are things that we can’t know yet, and explain. This is meant to be.“

Whether in Germany, in fact, more people live in isolation than in the UK, is not used. The population density in both countries is comparable.


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