World risks permanent surveillance with coronavirus controls02. April 2020 22:30
Don't "sleepwalk" into permanent surveillance in the coronavirus pandemic's aftermath, warn 100 civil society groups. Digital surveillance rolled out to curb the virus should be limited in time and scope, they say.
Despite coronavirus, foreign doctors struggle to get degrees recognized in Germany31. March 2020 10:44
Some German authorities have called on foreign doctors in the country to help fight the coronavirus, even without a license. But the bureaucracy of approving their foreign medical degrees can't just be fast-tracked.
German archaeologists unearth massive mammoth tusk28. March 2020 12:48
Archaeologists in Bavaria had been out to find remains from medieval settlements when they stumbled across a much older and very rare find. "A complete stroke of luck," one expert said of the mammoth discovery.
Germany mulls mass testing for coronavirus immunity: report27. March 2020 12:49
Scientists in Germany are preparing to carry out a test to find out who has already developed antibodies to fight off the novel coronavirus. The results could help life in Germany to get back to normal.
Coronavirus vaccine: 'First tests coming soon'24. March 2020 11:08
Pharmaceutical companies all over the world are bending over backward to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Such efforts are being made in Germany too. Hopes are pinned on the Tübingen-based biotech firm CureVac.
Coronavirus crisis: Rural physicians in Germany improvise23. March 2020 09:38
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has not only sent Germany's hospitals and clinics scrambling to prepare for high numbers of COVID-19 patients; doctor's practices in rural areas are also racing to adapt to the fast-moving crisis.
Blood in the time of corona: Why donations are needed more than ever19. March 2020 07:53
Blood donation saves lives — also and especially in the time of coronavirus. The number of people donating has dropped because of the fear of infection. But there are also many who want to help — also and especially now.
Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak?17. March 2020 12:25
If you find yourself suspiciously staring at your pets, your potatoes and even those birthday cards on the mantelpiece, you aren't alone. Coronavirus is seemingly everywhere. What's safe to touch? Here are some answers.
Coronavirus code: Computer modeling could help fight the virus17. March 2020 08:57
A London-based German scientist is studying the spread and severity of COVID-19. In an interview with DW, Stefan Flasche explains the
way he's using math and computers to help to predict how the disease may evolve.
Coronavirus: German, US companies sign deal to develop vaccine17. March 2020 06:29
Germany's BioNTech is to use its drug development platform alongside Pfizer to find a vaccine for COVID-19. It comes after Donald Trump reportedly tried to entice a German lab to develop a vaccine exclusively for the US.
Climate change: Germany cuts carbon emissions by 6.3% in 201916. March 2020 11:18
EU carbon pricing policies and the decommissioning of coal-powered plants are helping reduce emissions in Germany, a new government report says. But the trend did not apply to heating in homes and car use.