Archiv: SARS-CoV-2 (Corona-Virus) / weltweiter Ausnahmezustand / worldwide state of emergency


26.05.2020 - 23:33 [ Tagesschau ]

Kontaktbeschränkungen bis 29. Juni

Das teilte die Bundesregierung mit. Teil der Vereinbarung ist demnach, dass Länder Treffen von bis zu zehn Menschen oder Angehörigen zweier Haushalte in der Öffentlichkeit erlauben können.

26.05.2020 - 22:52 [ Global News ]

Military teams raise concerns about conditions at Ontario care homes

Military personnel sent to nursing homes in Ontario have observed shocking conditions, including “blatant disregard” for infection control measures, mistreatment of residents and a level of care described as “horrible,” according to documents obtained by Global News.

26.05.2020 - 14:51 [ rbb24 ]

Nach Verfassungsbeschwerde: Gericht setzt Berliner Corona-Bußgelder teilweise außer Kraft

Bis zu 500 Euro bei Verstößen gegen die Abstandsregeln – und bis zu 100 Euro bei Verstößen gegen die Kontaktbeschränkungen: Beide Berliner Corona-Bußgelder hat das Landesverfassungsgericht mit Verweis auf deren Formulierungen vorerst auf Eis gelegt.

26.05.2020 - 14:47 [ Bloomberg ]

Italy Says 96% of Virus Fatalities Suffered From Other Illnesses

Nearly half of new cases in May were registered at nursing homes.

The most recent ISS weekly study, based on a sample of about 10% of fatalities until May 21, also showed that just 124 victims, or 4.1% of the total, had no previous pathology. Almost 60% of victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses and about a fifth had two conditions.

26.05.2020 - 13:37 [ Deutsche Gesellschaft Pädiatrische Infektiologie ]

Kinder und Jugendliche in der CoVid-19-Pandemie: Schulen und Kitas sollen wieder geöffnet werden. Der Schutz von Lehrern, Erziehern, Betreuern und Eltern und die allgemeinen Hygieneregeln stehen dem nicht entgegen

(19.05.2020)

Übertragungsrisiko durch Kinder scheint gering – Schul- und Kita-Schließungen haben wahrscheinlich nur eine geringe Effektivität auf die weitere Infektionsausbreitung

Zahlreiche Erkenntnisse sprechen gegen ein erhöhtes Ansteckungsrisiko durch Kinder. Verschiedene Untersuchungen, Reviews, Ausbruchs-und Clusteranalysen, Modellierungen in Verbindung mit den Auswertungen früherer Influenza-Pandemien (siehe unten) sowie die publizierten Auswertungen der bisherigen Coronavirus-Pandemien MERS und SARS-1 ergeben ein zunehmend schlüssiges Bild, dass Kinder in der aktuellen CoVid-19-Pandemie im Gegensatz zur Rolle bei der Influenza-Übertragung keine herausragende Rolle in der Ausbreitungsdynamik spielen.

Die Infektionsübertragung auf Kinder innerhalb von Familien erfolgt in der Regel durch infizierte Erwachsene(GHINAI et al., 2020), während Belege für eine Transmission auf mehrere Erwachsene durch ein infiziertes Kind bisher fehlen.

26.05.2020 - 13:34 [ Kai Kupferschmidt / ScienceMag.org ]

How the pandemic made this virologist an unlikely cult figure

(28.04.2020)

Drosten also explains coronaviruses to politicians. He has advised German Chancellor Angela Merkel—they chatted by phone for about an hour recently, he says—and Minister of Health Jens Spahn. He has been called Germany’s “coronavirus-explainer-in-chief” and “the coronavirus pope,” the German equivalent of a “coronavirus czar.”

26.05.2020 - 13:01 [ BILD / Twitter ]

Fragwürdige Methoden – Drosten-Studie über ansteckende Kinder grob falsch

(25.05.2020)

25.05.2020 - 21:33 [ Fox News ]

Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann to headline Biden virtual fundraiser

Throughout the Russia investigation, Weissmann had been considered a “deputy” to Mueller, with conservatives regularly targeting him for his reputation of using aggressive tactics in cases, as well as his role in past controversial prosecutions. Weissmann helped to build the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

25.05.2020 - 21:21 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Biden’s Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster

(15.05.2020)

The candidate has reached the peak of his career in the rec room of his basement, talking into a computer.

25.05.2020 - 21:10 [ the Hill ]

Is a virtual Congress good enough for government work?

(17.05.2020)

The House Democrats’ plan to go virtual for committees and floor proceedings met fierce Republican insistence that Congress operate together in the Capitol when making important legislative decisions.

The Rules Committee spent more than six hours hearing from colleagues and considering over 30 amendments to a proposed new rule allowing the House to conduct floor votes through proxies designated by absent members, and to conduct virtual committee hearings and votes without proxies.

25.05.2020 - 21:03 [ the Hill ]

House members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially invoked a 45-day period for remote voting and committee work, which can be renewed as necessary as a way to reduce the risk of coronavirus contagion for lawmakers and anyone they come into contact with while the pandemic persists.

25.05.2020 - 15:02 [ ORF.at ]

Italiens Regierung befürchtet soziale Revolten

Die italienische Regierung will 60.000 „zivile Assistenten“ mit der Aufgabe einsetzen, die Berücksichtigung der Sicherheitsprotokolle in der „Phase zwei“ zu kontrollieren. Zu „zivilen Assistenten“ sollen freiwillige Arbeitslose sowie Bezieher von Grundeinkommen und anderen Stützungsmaßnahmen aufrücken, kündigte Regionenminister Francesco Boccia an.

25.05.2020 - 13:43 [ Radio Utopie ]

Coronavirus: Auch das Robert-Koch-Institut übernimmt „vermutete“ Fälle und Todesfälle in seine Statistiken

(21.04.2020)

Am 22. März setzen Bundesregierung und Landesregierung in einer Videokonferenz das Grundgesetz außer Kraft und verhängten die allgemeinen Verbote, die hier nicht alle aufgezählt werden sollen.

Am 23. März schickte das „Deutsche Institut für Medizinische Information und Dokumentation“ (DIMDI), welches dem Gesundheitsministerium von Jens Spahn und damit der Regierung unterstellt ist, eine Meldung mit der Überschrift „U07.2 kodiert Verdacht auf COVID-19“ heraus und wies diesbezüglich an:

„Benutze diese Schlüsselnummer, wenn COVID-19 klinisch-epidemiologisch bestätigt ist und das Virus nicht durch Labortest nachgewiesen wurde oder kein Labortest zur Verfügung steht.“

Dies entsprach eins zu eins den W.H.O.-Vorgaben.

Auch den Umgang mit Todesfällen und Statistiken übernahm das Regierungsinstitut DIMDI von der W.H.O., praktischerweise in einer Übersetzung:

„COVID-19 –Kodierregeln für die Mortalität in der ICD-10 [bereitgestellt von der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO)]

Beide Kategorien, U07.1 (COVID-19, Virus nachgewiesen) und U07.2 (COVID-19, Virus nicht nachgewiesen), sind für die Kodierung der Todesursache (Grundleiden) zugelassen.“

Am 25. März vermeldete das Robert-Koch-Institut in einem Situationsbericht:

„Das DIMDI hat einen neuen ICD-Code für den Verdacht auf COVID-19 eingeführt:
– U07.1 (COVID-19, Virus nachgewiesen ): Schlüsselnummer, wenn COVID-19 durch einen Labortest nachgewiesen ist, ungeachtet des Schweregrades des klinischen Befundes oder der Symptome.

– U07.2 (COVID-19 o.n.A., Virus nicht nachgewiesen): Schlüsselnummer, wenn COVID-19 klinisch-epidemiologisch bestätigt ist und das Virus nicht durch Labortest nachgewiesen wurde oder kein Labortest zur Verfügung steht.“

25.05.2020 - 13:34 [ Worldometers.info ]

Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

Germany:

Total Cases: 180,328

New Cases: –

Total Deaths: 8,371

New Deaths: –

Total Recovered: 161,200

Active Cases: 10,757

Serious, Critical: 889

Tot Cases/ 1M pop: 2,153

Deaths/ 1M pop: 100

Total Tests: 3,595,059

25.05.2020 - 13:13 [ ORF.at ]

SPÖ stellt Einsatz der Miliz infrage

Die ÖVP glaube offenbar, „sowohl das Innen- als auch das Verteidigungsressort wären Teile der türkisen Parteizentrale“. Die Miliz sei außerdem zu einem Zeitpunkt eingerückt, als „das Gröbste schon wieder vorbei“ gewesen sei, sagte er. Er ortete ein „bewusstes Spielen mit der Angst unserer Bevölkerung der türkis-grünen Bundesregierung“, indem Tanner und Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) sich einer „Kriegsrhetorik“ bedienen würden.

25.05.2020 - 13:11 [ ORF.at ]

Zahl der Erkrankten sinkt weiter

760 Menschen sind derzeit (Stand: heute, 11.00 Uhr) laut Gesundheitsministerium am Coronavirus erkrankt.

25.05.2020 - 12:57 [ Dr. Karin Bremer / Twitter ]

Die Landesreg. in Niedersachsen will rechtlich fragwürdig die Möglichkeit zur Zwangsverpflichtung von Ärzt*innen, Heil- u. Pflegeberuflern i. R. von Pandemien einführen. Nach den letzten Wochen an der Front ein echter Affront!

25.05.2020 - 12:34 [ Tagesschau ]

++ Sitzung des Corona-Kabinetts abgesagt ++

Die für heute geplante Sitzung des Corona-Kabinetts ist laut Medienberichten kurzfristig abgesagt worden. Der Ifo-Geschäftsklimaindex hellt sich im Mai ein wenig auf. Das RKI meldet 289 Neuinfektionen.

24.05.2020 - 12:54 [ The Sun ]

Lockdown ‘panic virus’ among world leaders cost more lives than it saved, claims Nobel Prize scientist

„The problem with epidemiologists is that they feel their job is to frighten people into lockdown.

„So you say ‚there’s going to be a million deaths‘ and when there are only 25,000 you say ‚it’s good you listened to my advice‘.“

24.05.2020 - 11:33 [ junge Welt ]

Thüringer Armenviertel

Die aktuelle Wirtschaftskrise und die Maßnahmen gegen die Coronapandemie dürften die Lage der Geringverdiener und Erwerbslosen dramatisch verschlechtern.

24.05.2020 - 11:22 [ MDR ]

Thüringer Ordnungsämter erlassen hunderte Bußgeldbescheide

Von Ende März bis Mitte Mai galt: Die physischen Kontakte zu Menschen außerhalb des eigenen Haushalts auf ein absolut nötiges Minimum reduzieren und sich außerhalb der Wohnung nur mit maximal einer Person eines anderen Haushalts treffen. So wollte die Landesregierung die Ansteckungen mit dem Coronavirus so weit wie möglich reduzieren

23.05.2020 - 21:18 [ Adam Dick / antikrieg.com ]

Wird der Oberste Gerichtshof von Texas dem Obersten Gerichtshof von Wisconsin folgen?

In der vergangenen Woche hat der Oberste Gerichtshof von Wisconsin als erstes der höchsten einzelstaatlichen Gerichte in Amerika einen Großteil der Coronavirus-Bekämpfung einer Landesregierung für nichtig erklärt.

23.05.2020 - 14:21 [ MMnewsTV / Youtube ]

Brutal verhaftet: DDR-Bürgerrechtlerin Angelika Barbe packt aus

DDR-Bürgerrechtlerin Angelika Barbe (68) wurde letzten Samstag auf der Berlin-Demo am Alexanderplatz verhaftet. Im Gespräch mit Michael Mross erläutert sie die Hintergründe. Statement Angelika hier:

23.05.2020 - 08:45 [ wxyz.com ]

State Senator Lucido calls for investigation in Governor Whitmer’s nursing home orders

(19.05.2020)

The Macomb County republican says Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order required all long-term care facilities at less than 80% capacity to create COVID19 units and accept patients. Now he’s asking Michigan’s Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for Michigan’s Eastern District to investigate whether that endangered nursing home residents.

“Why did we have this order, when medical personnel themselves are saying that the most unsafe position you could put the ones who are vulnerable in is bringing COVID into the facility,” said Lucido.

23.05.2020 - 08:41 [ iosconews.com ]

Peter Lucido wants investigation into Whitmer’s orders to place COVID-19 patients in nursing homes

(20.05.2020)

The Macomb County lawmaker on Monday called for the probe into the governor’s Executive Orders 2020-50 and 2020-84, which mandate all long-term facilities in the state at less than 80% capacity to create COVID-19 units and accept and retain patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

„Why would we bring infected people into a facility that is set up to care for the elderly,“ Lucido said Tuesday. „Nursing homes were never set up to care for COVID-19 patients. Nursing homes don’t have the proper medical equipment, ventilators, or medical personnel to care for them.“

23.05.2020 - 08:33 [ Chicago Sun Times ]

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

The group, many in wheelchairs, brought a coffin — which police seized. Officers warned demonstrators to disperse, and they did, about an hour after arriving. As they left, they chanted “we will be back.”

Chicago ADAPT urged Pritzker to declare an emergency at long-term care facilities and use the National Guard to move residents to hotels and other locations where better social distancing is possible.

23.05.2020 - 08:26 [ pressconnects.com ]

Coronavirus‘ greatest toll in many upstate NY counties is in inside nursing homes

New York’s coronavirus nursing home death toll is staggering, and in some upstate counties, more than three-quarters of virus-related deaths can be linked to elder care facilities.

In Warren and Yates counties, 100% of deaths were linked to nursing homes, and in Tioga County, 95% of deaths are linked to one facility.

23.05.2020 - 08:22 [ OregonLive.com ]

Coronavirus death toll at senior care homes represents nearly 6 in 10 deaths in Oregon tied to disease

(20.05.2020)

At least 83 of the state’s 140 coronavirus deaths — or nearly six in 10 — are now associated with senior care facilities, up from 78 the week before. Cases grew by about 13 percent during that time, from 480 to 545.

Most of the deaths appear to be residents, though state officials have not released that information for all facilities.

23.05.2020 - 08:14 [ ValleyNewsLive.com ]

MN nursing homes have 81% of COVID-19 deaths, still taking positive patients, local officials weigh in

Many states, including New York, came under fire for a policy requiring nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients. Data shows that Minnesota now has 81.4% of deaths from long term care facilities and assisted living centers.

Minnesota’s Department of Health did so to lower the risk of overwhelming hospitals with COVID-19 patients.

23.05.2020 - 08:08 [ Examiner.com ]

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics.

23.05.2020 - 08:04 [ Chuck Callesto / Twitter ]

One-Third of US COVID-19 deaths were in nursing homes.. Governors who FORCED COVID-19 patients into Nursing Homes…

Gavin Newsom (D) CA

Andrew Cuomo (D) NY

Gretchen Whitmer (D) MI

Tom Wolf (D) PA

23.05.2020 - 07:07 [ Newsweek ]

Dr. Birx Says States Seeing ‚Dramatic Decline‘ In Percent of Coronavirus Positive Cases As Reopening Gets Underway

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Brix says there has been „a dramatic decline across the states“ in the percent of coronavirus positive cases.

At a press conference on Friday, Brix said there have been „significant declines week over week“ in new COVID-19 cases.

23.05.2020 - 02:57 [ ABC ]

People in other countries have been told to wear masks to protect from coronavirus. Australia isn’t in the same boat

„I don’t think there’s any problem with people wanting to wear a mask. But there are some things we need to consider,“ Mr Mason says.

„The risks for the person who’s wearing them come from how they interact with that mask in terms of taking it on and off, maybe reusing it, or fiddling with it while they’re wearing it.

„While a mask can do that because it’s a physical barrier, what we do see is that people fiddle with the mask and are therefore putting your hands, which could be dirty, around your face.“

„Something we’re potentially likely to see here in Australia is people may put a mask on when they’re not feeling 100 per cent and go to work or school, which is what we don’t want people doing,“ he says.

23.05.2020 - 01:49 [ ORF ]

Superreiche in den USA werden noch reicher

Das Vermögen der 600 reichsten US-Amerikaner wuchs zwischen dem 18. März und dem 19. Mai um insgesamt 434 Milliarden Dollar (395 Mrd. Euro) – das entspricht einer Steigerung von fast 15 Prozent, wie das US-Magazin „Forbes“ gestern berichtete.

22.05.2020 - 18:20 [ Statistisches Bundesamt ]

Sterbefälle – Fallzahlen nach Tagen, Wochen, Monaten, Altersgruppen und Bundesländern für Deutschland 2016 – 2020

Deutschland 2016 Kalenderwoche 17 Insgesamt:
17 053

Deutschland 2017 Kalenderwoche 17 Insgesamt:
17 634

Deutschland 2018 Kalenderwoche 17 Insgesamt:
17 093

Deutschland 2019 Kalenderwoche 17 Insgesamt:
17 849

Deutschland 2020 Kalenderwoche 17 Insgesamt:
17 974

22.05.2020 - 17:43 [ Tagessschau.de ]

Sterblichkeit in Deutschland leicht erhöht

In der Woche zwischen 20. und 26. April starben demnach in Deutschland mindestens 17.974 Menschen. Das waren 882 Fälle weniger als in der Woche davor und drei Prozent mehr als im Durchschnitt der vier Vorjahre.

22.05.2020 - 10:28 [ wsbtv.com ]

CDC, Georgia to change website reporting after combining antibody and viral test results

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Health said it would remove the antibody testing data from the diagnostic data, although it had been following the current CDC guidance on the reporting data.

Thursday, Toomey addressed the issue during a state news conference.

“I’m actually am grateful that the media are looking at this closely because often you can recognize things that I did not see, or there are some inconsistencies that I didn’t notice,” Toomey said.

22.05.2020 - 10:22 [ wsiltv.com ]

38.6 million have applied for unemployment since COVID-19

Roughly 38.6 million people have now filed for jobless aid since the coronavirus forced millions of businesses to close their doors and shrink their workforces, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Another 2.2 million people sought aid under a new federal program for self-employed, contractor and gig workers, who are now eligible for jobless aid for the first time.

22.05.2020 - 10:07 [ Covid Tracking Project ]

Assessment of the CDC’s New COVID-19 Data Reporting

(18.05.2020)

– The new testing data from the CDC, however, differs from official testing data reported by state health departments. In 29 states, the raw numbers fall within 10% of each other, while in 13 states, the data diverges by 25% or more. Adjusting for different reporting methodologies does not fully explain these differences.

– Small variations in these datasets are to be expected, but large gaps are cause for concern. For many states, the CDC publishes higher testing numbers than the states themselves report, which raises questions about the structure and integrity of both state and federal data reporting.

– Another point of contrast between the CDC’s new reporting and the official state data compiled by The COVID Tracking Project is that the CDC has not released historical, state-level testing data for the first three months of the outbreak. Until we can reconcile the
CDC’s new data with the state-reported data that makes up our historical dataset, the new data is of limited use to disease modelers and other COVID-19 data users.

22.05.2020 - 09:47 [ Orlandosentinel.com ]

CDC, Florida report vastly different coronavirus testing numbers

As of May 16, the state had performed close to 700,000 COVID-19 tests, according to the Florida Department of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Florida had conducted more than 900,000 COVID-19 tests.

With a 33% difference between the two agencies, Florida is one of 10 states to report such large discrepancies in testing numbers, with Florida being the most extreme case, according to an analysis by The COVID Tracking Project, which compared cases, deaths and testing numbers reported by each state and by the CDC’s Data Tracker.

22.05.2020 - 09:25 [ Kiro7.com ]

Coronavirus: CDC now says COVID-19 ‘does not spread easily’ on most surfaces

(21.05.2020)

“Many people were concerned that by simply touching an object they may get coronavirus, and that’s simply not the case. Even when a virus may stay on a surface, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually infectious,” Whyte told Fox News.

In March, the CDC had warned that it “may be possible” to pass on the virus from one person to another through a contaminated surface.

22.05.2020 - 07:59 [ Daniel Rivero / WLRN.org ]

CDC’s National Dashboard Includes COVID-19 Data That Expert Says Mixes ‚Apples To Oranges‘

(20.05.2020)

A nationwide analysis of COVID-19 data released this week shows broad discrepancies between what some states are reporting about testing for the novel coronavirus to the public, and what is being reported by the CDC. The analysis lists Florida as “the most extreme case” of testing discrepancies between what the state and the federal government are reporting.

Asked about the discrepancy, the CDC told WLRN that it is lumping together antibody tests along with tests for active COVID-19 infections, in an apparent conflation of its own antibody testing definitions.

22.05.2020 - 07:56 [ theAtlantic.com ]

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’

This is not merely a technical error. States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.

Several states—including Pennsylvania, the site of one of the country’s largest outbreaks, as well as Texas, Georgia, and Vermont—are blending the data in the same way. Virginia likewise mixed viral and antibody test results until last week, but it reversed course and the governor apologized for the practice after it was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Atlantic. Maine similarly separated its data on Wednesday; Vermont authorities claimed they didn’t even know they were doing this.

22.05.2020 - 07:53 [ NPR.org ]

Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

The CDC combines the results of genetic tests that spot people who are actively infected, mostly by using a process known as polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, with results from another, known as serology testing, which looks for antibodies in people’s blood. Antibody testing is used to identify people who were previously infected.

21.05.2020 - 10:59 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

COVID-19 Patients’ Right to Privacy Against Quarantine Surveillance

Governments around the world are using surveillance technologies to monitor whether COVID-19 patients are complying with instructions to quarantine at home. These include GPS ankle shackles, phone apps that track location, and phone apps that require patients to periodically take quarantine selfies and send them to government monitors.

21.05.2020 - 10:50 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

International Proposals for Warrantless Location Surveillance To Fight COVID-19

Time and again, governments have used crises to expand their power, and often their intrusion into citizens’ lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen this pattern play out on a huge scale. From deploying drones or ankle monitors to enforce quarantine orders to proposals to use face recognition or thermal imaging cameras for monitoring public spaces, governments around the world have been adopting intrusive measures in their quest to contain the pandemic.

21.05.2020 - 08:03 [ Haaretz ]

Spying on Citizens Permanently

Under cover of the public fear of the spread of the pandemic and the fear that there will be additional waves, the government wants to enlarge its tool box and expand its freedom of action.

We must not cooperate with that. It represents an upsetting of the balance between the power of the regime and citizens’ rights.

21.05.2020 - 07:55 [ CBS News ]

Transcript: Joe Biden foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken on COVID shortfalls, failures in Syria

Iran has now restarted some of the dangerous aspects of its nuclear program that the nuclear deal stopped dead in their tracks. And unfortunately, it’s taken a series of provocative actions endangering our own forces in the Middle East, in Iraq and Syria, as well as our citizens. And all of that has happened at the same time that we managed to alienate ourselves from our closest allies. We disagree fundamentally with the approach the administration took on Iran. So this is just not working on its own terms. If Iran comes back into compliance with the deal, then yes, Joe Biden said we would do the same thing, but we would use that as a platform to try to build a stronger and longer deal working with our partners.

And I think we’d have a decent chance of doing that because our partners would be with us, not alienated from us. And at the same time, much more likely to join us in trying to curb other actions by Iran that we find objectionable.

21.05.2020 - 07:01 [ the Hill ]

Support slips for stay-at-home restrictions in new poll

Sixty percent of Americans are in favor of requiring Americans to remain home except for essential errands, including about a third of Americans who strongly favor it. This is down from 80 percent in favor of stay-at-home orders in April.

21.05.2020 - 06:33 [ ZDF ]

Lockdown verlängert – Proteste in Spanien

Nur kurz nach der Abstimmung gingen Lockdown-Kritiker und Gegner der Regierung in Madrid und anderen Städten an die Fenster, auf die Balkone und zum Teil auch auf die Straßen, um lautstark zu protestieren. Sie machten ihrem Ärger Luft, indem sie auf Töpfe schlugen und „Freiheit, Freiheit!“ skandierten. Viele schwenkten spanische Fahnen, andere waren in die Landesflagge gehüllt.

21.05.2020 - 06:25 [ okdiario.com ]

Sevilla ya es un clamor: cientos de personas marchan por cuarto día contra Sánchez

(today)

Varios cientos de personas se han vuelto a juntar este miércoles para protestar contra el Gobierno de un Pedro Sánchez del que exigen su dimisión. Se trata de la cuarta movilización celebrada en Sevilla contra el Ejecutivo.

21.05.2020 - 06:20 [ El Pais ]

Hundreds of Spaniards march against government despite social-distancing rules

The protests in Madrid intensified over the weekend, after health authorities on Friday rejected the region’s request to move to the next phase of the coronavirus deescalation plan. While much of the country is now in Phase 1, which allows some degree of social interaction and the reopening of some businesses, Madrid remains in Phase 0, although a few restrictions have been eased.

21.05.2020 - 06:15 [ okdiario.com / Twitter ]

La rebelión ciudadana se extiende a toda España: clamor general contra Sánchez e Iglesias

(17.05.2020)

21.05.2020 - 06:07 [ El Pais ]

Obligatory use of face masks in Spain: What you need to know about the new rules

According to the ministerial order, published Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), face masks must be worn in the “public street, in open-air spaces and any closed space that is for public use or that is open to the public, where it is not possible to maintain [an interpersonal] distance” of two meters.

The new rules apply to everyone over the age of six. The use of face masks is also recommended for children between three and five years of age.

20.05.2020 - 18:11 [ MDR ]

Bundeswehr unterstützt Gera im Anti-Corona-Kampf

Der Einsatz der insgesamt acht Soldatinnen und Soldaten in Gera ist vorerst für die nächsten sechs Wochen geplant – je nachdem, wie sich die Pandemie weiter entwickelt.

20.05.2020 - 16:10 [ ZDF Morgenmagazin ]

Contact Tracer, die Corona-Detektive

Sie sollen die Kontakte von Corona-Infizierten aufspüren und damit dafür sorgen, dass Ansteckungsketten unterbrochen werden – die sogenannten Contact Tracer in den USA.

20.05.2020 - 16:00 [ Tagesschau ]

Corona-Pandemie: Millionen Kindern droht der Hungertod

Kinder unter fünf Jahren könnten zu den größten Opfern der Pandemie und ihrer sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Folgen werden, warnte das WFP. Die Zahl der lebensbedrohlich unterernährten Kinder werde um bis zu zwanzig Prozent steigen.

20.05.2020 - 13:29 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Krystal Ball: The hard truth about Bernie Sanders and why the Left is in despair

Krystal Ball discusses the future of the progressive movement after Dem leadership’s repeated rejection of progressive provisions to coronavirus relief bills.

20.05.2020 - 12:22 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

„Gesetz zur humanitären Hilfe“ für die Wirtschaft in Ecuador hebelt Arbeitsrechte aus

Im Rahmen von Ermittlungen gegen den Bruder des Präsidenten forderte die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Informationen zu einem Konto Morenos und seiner Frau in der Schweiz. Die Schweizer Behörden blockten jedoch unter Berufung auf die Immunität des Präsidenten ab. In Ecuador genießen jedoch nur Parlamentsabgeordnete Immunität.

20.05.2020 - 03:38 [ The Guardian ]

Venezuela in bid to force Bank of England to transfer $1bn of gold

The claim follows a request Venezuela made to the Bank in April to sell part of its gold reserves there and send the proceeds to the United Nations to help with the country’s coronavirus-fighting efforts.

19.05.2020 - 19:16 [ Medium.com ]

Open Letter, May 18, 2020, London: Dear Matt Hancock, we are civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers writing to express concerns about the NHS’s plans to build a COVID-19 datastore.

We share the common goal of preserving public confidence in systems that can help make us all safer. Therefore, before the NHS continues its plans, we urge you to provide the public with more information and take appropriate measures to reduce risk of data sharing and keep the aggregated data under democratic control.

In March, the NHS announced a new plan to build a datastore that aggregates COVID-19 health data. Microsoft, Google, Palantir, Faculty and Amazon will assist in the development of the datastore and the processing of the data.

19.05.2020 - 19:10 [ Computerweekly.com ]

Privacy advocates demand clarity over Covid-19 datastore

(yesterday)

In an open letter directly addressed to the health secretary, civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers urged Hancock to give the public more information about the datastore and take appropriate measures to reduce data-sharing risks and keep it under democratic control.

19.05.2020 - 18:45 [ OpenDemocracy.net ]

DemocracyWatch: COVID-19 ushers in a new era of surveillance apps

Last week, Palantir got the US government contract to run a new system for tracking the spread of COVID-19.

It’s not just the US that is boosting surveillance in the pandemic. In tiny Liechtenstein, the government has launched biometric tracker bracelets that automatically collect key medical information. The statelet plans for all citizens to wear them by autumn, while Germany, Turkey and France are also among the 23 countries that have looked at high-tech surveillance measures in response to the crisis.

19.05.2020 - 18:39 [ theVerge.com ]

Peter Thiel’s controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin

(21.04.2020)

It is unclear what exactly this data is, where it comes from, or how it’s being used. It’s also unclear if Palantir is the sole technology provider of the tool, or if other partners are involved.

Reports earlier this month first surfaced Palantir’s involvement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UK’s National Health Service regarding coronavirus tracking software and other assistance in combating the global pandemic.

19.05.2020 - 09:40 [ Tagesschau ]

Französischer Staatsrat ordnet Aufhebung des Verbots religiöser Versammlungen an

Frankreichs höchstes Verwaltungsgericht hat die Aufhebung des wegen der Corona-Pandemie verhängten Verbots religiöser Zusammenkünfte angeordnet. Das Verbot sei „ein schwerer und offensichtlich rechtswidriger“ Verstoß gegen die Religionsfreiheit.

19.05.2020 - 09:38 [ ORF.at ]

F: Staatsrat kippt Versammlungsverbot in Gotteshäusern

Frankreichs Staatsrat hat die Regierung angewiesen, das absolute Versammlungsverbot in Gotteshäusern aufzuheben. Stattdessen müsse die Regierung Maßnahmen erlassen, die dem Kampf gegen das Coronavirus angemessen seien und Gottesdienste ermöglichten, teilte der Staatsrat als oberstes Verwaltungsgericht gestern mit.

18.05.2020 - 23:58 [ The Intercept ]

Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

Redcon Solutions Group, a private security company founded by Iraq War veterans, has won over $1.6 million in contracts to provide guards for “Covid-19 screening security guard services.”

18.05.2020 - 21:20 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Asks to Skip First Session of His Corruption Trial, Slated for Sunday

Netanyahu, charged with bribery and fraud and breach of trust in three corruption cases, claimed in his request Monday that having to show up at court for the first hearing – which he claims is merely a technicality – would “cost the public a fortune.”

The trial was initially scheduled to open on March 17, but was delayed after former Justice Minister Amir Ohana froze the courts as part of the coronavirus emergency regulations.

18.05.2020 - 21:10 [ CBC ]

Police enforcement of physical distancing measures exposes old wounds in New York

Accused of targeting minorities, NYPD will no longer hand out tickets to those not wearing masks

18.05.2020 - 20:58 [ Al Jazeera ]

S Africa court issues orders to end police abuse during lockdown

Human rights groups and experts have welcomed a series of orders issued by a South African court that compel authorities to prevent police and army brutality during the enforcement of a lockdown meant to curb the spread of coronavirus.

18.05.2020 - 19:34 [ ORF.at ]

CoV-Krise: Miliz ab nun im Einsatz

Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie wurden erstmals in der Geschichte der Zweiten Republik Milizsoldaten mobilgemacht. Sie unterstützen unter anderem die Polizei bei Grenzkontrollen und bei der Grenzraumüberwachung bzw. leisten gesundheitsbehördliche Aufgaben an den Grenzübergängen und lösen jene Grundwehrdienern ab, die im April und Mai einen zweimonatigen Aufschubpräsenzdienst leisteten und Ende des Monats abrüsten.

18.05.2020 - 19:26 [ Vox.com ]

The Senate voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant

(14.05.2020)

Many senators wanted to forbid the government from secretly collecting information about your internet habits, but an amendment failed by just one vote.

18.05.2020 - 18:12 [ MDR ]

Corona: Bußgeld oder nicht? Ministerium stellt Abstandsregel klar

Laut Thüringer Gesundheitsministerium gibt es keinen Interpretationsspielraum bei der Abstandsregel in der neuen Thüringer Corona-Verordnung. Wie eine Ministeriumssprecherin MDR THÜRINGEN sagte, wird der Mindestabstand von anderthalb Metern zu anderen Menschen auch in der neuen Verordnung nicht nur empfohlen. Die Regel sei vielmehr verpflichtend.

18.05.2020 - 17:49 [ Tagesschau.de ]

++ Impfstoff-Tests ab September ++

Ab September soll nach Angaben der Universität Marburg ein potenzieller Impfstoff gegen das Coronavirus am Menschen getestet werden.

18.05.2020 - 17:20 [ Phoenix ]

phoenix der tag: LIVE Pressekonferenz von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) und Emmanuel Macron (Staatspräsident Frankreich)

Pressekonferenz der Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) gemeinsam mit dem französischen Staatspräsident Emmanuel Macron zu der Tourismus- und Wirtschaftslage aufgrund der Corona-Krise in Europa

18.05.2020 - 17:15 [ ORF ]

Niessl fordert erneut Sportunterricht

Es sei unverständlich, warum 15 Schüler zusammen in einer Klasse sitzen, aber nicht zusammen im Freien Sport betreiben dürften.

18.05.2020 - 16:41 [ ORF ]

Miliz ab nun im Einsatz

Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie wurden erstmals in der Geschichte der Zweiten Republik Milizsoldaten mobilgemacht.

18.05.2020 - 16:14 [ Le Figaro ]

Le Conseil d’État interdit l’usage des drones de surveillance à Paris pendant le déconfinement

Le Conseil d’Etat a enjoint lundi 18 mai l’État de cesser «sans délai» d’utiliser des drones à Paris pour surveiller le respect des règles du déconfinement, en raison de l’absence de cadre juridique pour l’utilisation de ces dispositifs techniques.

18.05.2020 - 12:10 [ The Hill ]

Trump calls into NBC golf broadcast to discuss return of sports, coronavirus response

„We want to get sports back. We miss sports,“ Trump said. „We need sports in terms of the psyche, the psyche of our country.“

„We want to be back to normal where you have the big crowds where they’re practically standing on top of each other, not where they’re worried,“ Trump added.

17.05.2020 - 18:38 [ OTZ / Twitter ]

Wie jeden Samstag kamen auch heute mehrere Demonstranten in #Jena zusammen, um gegen die Einschränkung demokratischer Grundrechte zu protestieren – darunter viele junge Familien. #Coronavirus

(16.5.2020)

17.05.2020 - 18:18 [ ORF ]

Hunderte bei Kundgebung in Salzburg

In der Salzburger Innenstadt haben heute zahlreiche Aktivisten unter anderem gegen die CoV-Maßnahmen der Bundesregierung demonstriert. Beobachter sprechen von mehr als 500 Teilnehmern, die Behörden von rund 200.

17.05.2020 - 18:07 [ Ali Utlu / Twitter ]

Bei der nächsten Demo gehe ich gemeinsam mit @LicentiaLisa Mal schauen ob Linksextremisten auch schwule Migranten angreifen, die sich wehren können. #SolimitLisa

17.05.2020 - 18:04 [ Lisa Licentia, von Links diffamiert, von Rechts verachtet / Twitter ]

Man hört und sieht es im Livestream. Dennoch berichtet Köln gegen Rechts, dass ich jemanden damit geschlagen hätte und @ksta_news , dass ich jemandem bedroht hätte. Antifa + Presse können sich nicht mal korrekt absprechen.

17.05.2020 - 17:59 [ Kölner Stadtanzeiger ]

Corona-„Detektivarbeit“: Dieses Team kümmert sich um das Contact Tracing in Köln

Schon 13.000 Menschen haben die Virusdetektive mittlerweile angerufen – davon viele täglich – um Symptome abzufragen.
Am 1. April dachten viele, es handele sich um einen Aprilscherz. Einige Menschen schimpfen auf den „Überwachungsstaat“ und legen auf.

17.05.2020 - 17:51 [ Wiener Zeitung ]

Contact Tracing gegen zweite Welle

Um nach der Lockerung der Maßnahmen ein neuerliches Ansteigen der Neuinfektionen mit dem Coronavirus zu verhindern, setzen die Behörden auf Clusteranalysen und Contact Tracing.

17.05.2020 - 17:43 [ NZZ.ch ]

Hielt sich ein Infizierter in einem Grossraumbüro auf oder besuchte er eine Party, wird die Arbeit der Corona-Detektive knifflig

Die Virus-Detektive, die seit Anfang Woche in der kantonalen Tracing-Zentrale am Flughafen Zürich arbeiten, meistern ihre Aufgabe gut. Allerdings ist die Zahl der Fälle so kurz nach dem Ende des Lockdowns noch sehr überschaubar. Die Bewährungsprobe wird später kommen.

17.05.2020 - 17:15 [ USA Today ]

’50 states and 50 different approaches:‘ States scramble to hire COVID-19 contact tracers

Massachusetts has added more than 1,000 workers and sent some into communities with large numbers of cases. California last week began training the first recruits of a planned 20,000-person contact tracing team. And New York plans to add as many as 17,000 contact tracers through a partnership with former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Resolve to Save Lives, headed by former CDC Director Tom Frieden.

17.05.2020 - 17:00 [ S.C. / Twitter ]

UK – We now have an army of snitches – Michael Gove reveals 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers recruited …

17.05.2020 - 16:42 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Michael Gove heaps praise on under-fire Matt Hancock and reveals 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers now recruited

A senior government source told the Mail on Sunday last week that Mr Hancock was on “borrowed time” and had “fallen out with the most powerful figures in the Government”, including Mr Johnson.

But Mr Gove, who revealed that “just over 17,000 of the contact tracers” had now been recruited – told Sky News’ Niall Paterson: “Here I have to praise the work of the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.”

17.05.2020 - 16:22 [ Spiked ]

Social distancing corrodes society

Life without human interaction is hardly life at all.

17.05.2020 - 15:50 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson accepts ‚frustration‘ over lockdown rules

„I understand people will feel frustrated with some of the new rules,“ the PM wrote.

„We are trying to do something that has never had to be done before – moving the country out of a full lockdown, in a way which is safe and does not risk sacrificing all of your hard work.

„I recognise what we are now asking is more complex than simply staying at home, but this is a complex problem and we need to trust in the good sense of the British people.“

17.05.2020 - 15:15 [ @adambb76, British Army 77th Brigade / Twitter ]

That cop knee dropped deliberately to break his rib. Utterly disgusting and assault. Outrageous! Shocking! How can anyone justify that. Total brutality. He’s a thug criminal @IOPC_Help

17.05.2020 - 15:05 [ Thomas Hornall / Twitter ]

Piers Corbyn, brother of ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, also led away in handcuffs after saying 5G and coronavirus pandemic linked, calling it a ‘pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order’

17.05.2020 - 15:04 [ Thomas Hornall / Twitter ]

Protesters boo as man led away in handcuffs by police at Hyde Park anti-lockdown protest

17.05.2020 - 14:58 [ Metro.co.uk ]

19 arrested as anti-lockdown protests take place across country

The London rally was one of many that took place across the country today as people flouted social distancing rules to group together in Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham and parts of Scotland.