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Volker bruch laments framing – and uses it himself in the process

"Babylon Berlin" star Volker Bruch does not hide behind criticism of Corona measures. Even more: He seeks proximity to the "lateral thinker" party. The actor also took part in the latest protest marches in Berlin last Sunday, which had been banned in advance. Later, on the same day, he was interviewed on publicist Paul Brandenburg's Youtube talk format.

Under the title "Cancel Culture, Framing and videos" both spoke for about 45 minutes in a live stream about the protests. They complained that critics of the Corona measures were being placed in the right-wing corner with the aim of hiding their criticisms. In the process, the two created a lesson, so to speak, for what they eloquently debated: framing.

Framing: What the term means

The term comes from psychology and communication science. He describes a theory according to which, by formulating a message differently, different Frame (engl. frame) arise. This frame may determine the interpretation of what is heard, read or said.

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Alcohol after booster vaccination? Why this is not a good idea

Many people in Germany will receive their third Corona vaccination in these days and weeks. Around theTermin ask themselves many, which one must consider before and after the inoculation, which applies particularly with the Booster? What is the effect of taking medication or Alcohol on the immunization from? This overview answers the most important questions.

What to consider before the Corona vaccination?

Before you get vaccinated, you should tell the doctor above all whether in the past with other vaccinations already Irregularities have occurred. For example, some people faint at the sight of or when given an injection, while others experience immediate allergic reactions. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) also recommends a two-week interval between vaccinations and others.

Am I allowed to be vaccinated against Corona with a cold or flu infection?

As with other vaccinations – such as the flu shot – Corona immunization should not be given to acute illness carry out. Most doctors also advise against vaccination if the patient has a slightly elevated temperature. There is a simple reason for this: the body's immune system is busy fighting another disease – this could mean that the vaccine does not develop its full effect.

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Corona: how could mandatory vaccination be implemented??

Corona: how could mandatory vaccination be implemented??

The fourth Corona wave is not only causing record incidences in more and more regions of Germany, but also the first bottlenecks in hospitals. It is not the first time that therefore it is discussed whether at least for occupations in the health and care range a Mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus is necessary. On the one hand, to protect employees – but also to prevent infections from being transmitted. A general obligation to vaccinate is also being discussed.

In the meantime not only a large majority of the Germans favors an occupation-related vaccination obligation. Almost two thirds are in favor of a general duty on the Corona vaccination, according to a survey conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. In it, 63 percent were in favor of obliging everyone in Germany to be immunized against the dangerous virus. Only 30 percent are against it, 7 percent made no statement.

For a long time, the German government had rejected a general obligation to vaccinate. Now the Bundestag is to decide on it in the coming weeks. According to the wishes of the probably future German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), it should come into force by the beginning of March at the latest.

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Medical experts warn that 7,000 covid intensive care patients will soon be

Women and men in blue plastic gowns turn a Covid 19 patient into the prone position. All wear mask and face shield visor. It's a tough job. Tubes hanging from the patient's body are not allowed to tangle.

Intensive care units in Germany are increasingly busy these days. In view of the steep rise in the number of infections, more and more hospital beds are occupied. Intensive care physicians now sounding the alarm. To curb third Corona wave fast action is called for, they urge.

"Intensivists may be used to death – but nothing like this has happened before"

The dragging out debates over the proposed "Federal emergency brake" are dangerous. "We can't afford to keep discussing for weeks," warned the scientific director of the intensive care bed registry of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (Divi), Christian Karagiannidis, In the "Tagesspiegel".

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Markus soder: bavaria's corona “makers” in crisis

They all arrived via Bavaria, by car, train or plane, and have long since returned home, to Hamburg, Braunschweig, Hagen, Gera or elsewhere in Germany. They are with the Coronavirus infected, they could know it, after all they were tested. But in their case Test No advantage through knowledge. Because these 908 Germans are guileless and have unknowingly possibly infected other people. Authorities have not notified them. They were overwhelmed. Another 100 cases are open, 150 are matched. It's a mess.

The fiasco teaches epidemiologists that Corona containment can only be as strong as the weakest part of a chain of defenses – to be discussed later. And it hits a Prime Minister, which acted as crisis manager for months. With tests on all travelers – no matter where they come from – wanted to Markus Soder (CSU) trump all and provide a "service for the whole of Germany". The Franconian has overstretched. Already, Left Party leader Katja Kipping scoffs in Berlin, "Soder exposes himself as a bogus giant in crisis management".

Markus Soder on Corona mishap: "We can only apologize"

It is not a good day for him. Soder must admit the blooper. "We can only apologize for this." Such tones are not known from him. That just him this had to happen, just Soder and just Bavaria with its model administration. While nationwide testing is mandatory for those entering the country from high-risk areas, Soder's state wants to be more demanding. Since the 25. July, every person arriving at Bavarian airports there will be given a Test offered since the 30. July, moreover, at some train stations and border crossings. The offer is well received.

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Safety check: how good are covpass, warn app and luca?

Vaccinated people have recently been able to prove their immunization via smartphone app – for example when traveling, in restaurants, at the hairdresser or in museums. The promise: Get out your phone, start the app, present the QR code – done.

Currently, about 34 million people in Germany are already fully vaccinated and can apply for the digital vaccination certificate. You can get the necessary certificate in pharmacies, doctor's offices or vaccination centers. The necessary control apps for smartphones are available free of charge from the usual app stores.

But how secure is the data kept in these apps? And how useful is the digital vaccination certificate at all? IMTEST, the consumer magazine of FUNKE Mediengruppe, commissioned AV-Test, a renowned laboratory for security services, to investigate these questions.

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Coronavirus fact check: the truth behind the rumors

conspiracy theories around the Corona pandemic have almost become the "second virus. With the help of social networks, the crude ideas of groups like the so-called "Lateral thinkers" or celebrities like Michael Wendler at least similar fast. False allegations fall on fertile ground in the Corona crisis, which is already unsettling many people.

Sometimes friends and acquaintances also spread Conspiracy narratives. And perhaps, with today's flood of information, one is not quite sure oneself for once. This overview clears up the conspiracy theories – and explains how best to counter such narratives.

How best to argue against lateral thinking theories?

Often one is first of all perplexed, if a person, who is close to one expresses crude conspiracy narrations. Nevertheless, one should react as calmly and factually as possible – and rather that personal conversation with the counterpart than, for example, to respond to the remarks in a chat group.

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Death threats: politicians targeted by corona deniers

Talking about the eggs on the window panes Thomas Mueller almost casually. There is no fear in his voice, not even anger, rather serenity. "I can understand the exasperation," he says. "It's the same with us politicians, isn't it?." And some, as Muller describes it, throw their exasperation against the windows of the town hall in Hildburghausen, in southern Thuringia.

But it did not stop at eggs. The opponents of the Corona measures threatened him, the district administrator Muller, also with Murder. "Muller, you stupid pig. Take a rope and hang yourself away!", wrote one person on Facebook. Another offered to help.

Incitement and violence: dangerous Corona deniers

Since the beginning of the Pandemic politics fights against increasing numbers of infections. But it has another opponent – so-called Corona deniers or Corona skeptics, who often use agitation and sometimes violence to oppose government measures.

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Spain corona risk area: mallorca hoteliers threatened out

It is a Shock for Mallorca and for all of Spain: With the official travel warning of Berlin for the most popular vacation island of the Germans and for the entire Spanish mainland disappears for Spain's tourism the last hope to be able to save the vacation year 2020 still.

Already hours after tightening of the German travel advice it hails with the Spanish hoteliers booking cancellations from Germany.

"Now we might as well close the island down completely," says the receptionist at a hotel in the island's capital, Palma. First had in July the order of London to send all British Spain returnees in quarantine to Mass cancellations from Great Britain Led. Now the hoteliers are also losing the German market. "It can't get any worse," says receptionist.

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Spain corona risk area: mallorca hoteliers threatened out

It is a Shock for Mallorca and for all of Spain: With the official travel warning of Berlin for the most popular vacation island of the Germans and for the entire Spanish mainland disappears for Spain's tourism the last hope to be able to save the vacation year 2020 still.

Already hours after tightening of the German travel advice it hails with the Spanish hoteliers booking cancellations from Germany.

"Now we might as well close the island down completely," says the receptionist at a hotel in the island's capital, Palma. First had in July the order of London to send all British Spain returnees in quarantine to Mass cancellations from Great Britain Led. Now the hoteliers are also losing the German market. "It can't get any worse," says receptionist.