More infectious, but milder? How to deal with the contradictions

26.01.2022, Lower Saxony, Laatzen: A family doctor takes a swab from a patient for a PCR test for Corona virus outside a doctor's office in the Hannover region. For the first time in the Corona pandemic, more than 150,000 new infections have been transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute within one day. Due to the surge in the number of infections, the current capacities for the particularly accurate PCR tests are no longer sufficient. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa +++ dpa Bildfunk +++

26.01.2022, Lower Saxony, Laatzen: A family doctor takes a swab from a patient for a PCR test for Corona virus outside a doctor's office in the Hannover region. For the first time in the Corona pandemic, more than 150,000 new infections have been transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute within one day. Due to the skyrocketing number of infections, the current capacities for the particularly accurate PCR tests are no longer sufficient. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa +++ dpa-photo-radio +++

S ince two years, Corona has dominated our daily lives – it’s a marathon full of personal hardships for everyone. But we should run it even further, experts say. Only: How to keep it going?

First day of trial in the rental dispute between the Landtmann operating family Querfeld and the Wlaschek private foundation as landlord: The case raises many tricky legal issues that need to be clarified. The process will now only be continued in October.

Many restaurant and coffeehouse operators have had or will have. Have no income during lockdown periods and therefore can’t afford rents. The dispute about rent arrears for the traditional cafe Landtmann, which lasted several months, had resulted in an eviction action. The trial started on Friday at the District Court Vienna Innere Stadt.

However, there are still no court rulings on the legal issues that have now arisen, only expert opinions from lawyers. At the center of the case is the question of whether Querfeld would have had to pay his rent for four properties in any case with the state subsidies – and if a reduction was permissible, by how much. This is what the next meeting in October will be about.

Updated: 12.01.2022 13:24

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Omikron is the name of the new coronavirus variant that has already been introduced into Germany from South Africa. But where does her name actually result from?

Berlin- For only about a day was called The newly discovered corona variant B.1.1.529 before the World Health Organization WHO on Friday evening, 26. November 2021, met. The collective result of this consultation: the Corona mutant is henceforth called Omikron*. But how did it come to this name, which deviates from an otherwise prevailing norm?

Die Sohne Mannheims report back with a new line-up. Photo: dpa/Claus Geiss

The Sohne Mannheims are back with a new line-up. Photo: dpa/Claus Geiss

The "Sohne Mannheims" want to take off with a socially critical song. But the Coronavirus also slows them down.

Mannheim – In the 25. In the 20th year of their existence, the Sohne Mannheims are back with a new line-up and new songs. The 13-member band has become even more international with the addition of singers Karim Amun and Giuseppe "Gastone" Porrello, who have Egyptian and Italian roots respectively. Founding members Michael Herberger and Billy Davis have retired. With Xavier Naidoo, the most prominent but also most controversial "son of Mannheim" has already gone his own way in 2017. "A new era has begun for us," says guitarist Kosho, who has been with the group for 21 years.

The Corona pandemic has spawned damaging and misleading conspiracy theories, spread primarily over the Internet. Using ten charts, the EU Commission and UNESCO now want to help identify, refute and counter conspiracy theories.

Beware: the Corona pandemic has spawned damaging and misleading conspiracy theories. It’s sometimes hard to recognize them or know how to deal with them.

What are conspiracy theories? Why they are booming?

The belief that certain events or situations are being manipulated by secret forces with negative intentions.

Corona dispute crashes Spotify's party

The conflict between Joe Rogan, Neil Young and Spotify currently dominates the podcast world. It’s reminiscent of an escalating party altercation. A winner is not recognizable.

When I learned about the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan, Neil Young and Spotify learned, my first impulse was not to report it. Many topics are cooked hotter than they are eaten and I did not want to encourage a debate whose escalation seemed to me not only preprogrammed but even quite desirable. In the end I reported, because the controversy became too big to be ignored.

Quarantine: is it allowed to go for a walk?? These rules apply

Omicron variation: Will quarantine rules be relaxed?

At the next federal-state roundtable on how to proceed with the Corona pandemic, it could be decided to relax the quarantine rules. In view of the highly contagious omicron variant, this is intended to relieve areas of critical infrastructure such as energy suppliers or hospitals.

Sick days for children. If you take care of your sick child, you can take time off from your job and receive sick pay for children. Stiftung Warentest explains the rules for this. © Adobe Stock / Tatyana Tomsickova

If children are ill, parents can apply for children’s sick pay from their health insurance fund. During the corona pandemic, this also applies when school or daycare centers are closed.

If you have to work in a home office with children in the Corona quarantine, you need a certain amount of steadiness. Corona has many (most? All?) hit hard and unexpectedly. Some have to work short hours, fearing for their job, others have to work even harder, others work while they have both small children who want to be kept busy and big children who need help with homeshooling. The list and effects because of Corona is long and extremely individual. In our case, I work in a home office (for several years now), have a little baby mouse and a school kid who can’t (or doesn’t want to) do the tasks on his own yet?) and needs a helping hand and more or less also lessons.

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Forget perfection

Perfection was yesterday! And this is what I say to you as an absolute perfectionist. Not only that: If I want something, I want it yesterday and I like to work tirelessly for it. Perfection is not possible in the home office with children in Corona Quarantine. Of course, it would be wonderful to get up in the morning, have a certain plan and be able to check off items one by one. But the recommendation to write a plan for the day brings us to be totally stressed or not? At least that’s how I feel. Better: set priorities and start early. Build in sufficient buffer times. It is unpredictable if our little one falls asleep in the evening and wakes up the next morning or if she needs another 30 minutes of sleep assistance in the evening. So don’t plan your working time, but work when time allows.

Regular airing is important, especially in winter, to prevent mold growth

Condensation on the window is an indication that the humidity in the room is far too high and that ventilation is urgently needed. Even in freezing temperatures, it is necessary to air every day and even several times – otherwise mold will form in the room. Proper ventilation in winter is possible with little effort – we explain what you should pay attention to.

Whether in summer or winter: You should open the windows briefly several times a day for ventilation – in the middle of a pandemic, of course, even more frequently than usual. If it is frosty-cold outside, but the shock ventilation can be shorter.