Corona app: as effective as all health departments combined?

The official Corona warning app (CWA) has taken a lot of criticism since its launch a year ago: "Unfortunately, the app has been a zunsuspecting tiger", said Bavaria's premier, for example Markus Soder (CSU) in conversation with our editors. After all: That was in October.

Updates followed, the developers from Telekom and SAP fine-tuned the application, and in the meantime the app, which has been downloaded around 28 million times, has many functions that critics had long demanded; for example, the ability to check in at restaurants and events.

Behind all this, however, is the fundamental question: How effective is this software, for which the German Federal Ministry of Finance is spending up to 69 million euros has calculated? How many users actually enter a positive test on their smartphone and warn other people?

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Booster vaccination: all important information on booster vaccination

Booster vaccination is on everyone's lips: while currently only around two thirds of people in Germany have been vaccinated twice against the corona virus, certain people are already being offered a third vaccination. But what exactly is a Booster vaccination? Why is it necessary? And when should you have your third vaccination? We clarify the most important questions.

What is booster vaccination?

When people are immunized against a certain pathogen with a vaccine, a so-called basic immunization is usually first established. This means that the Vaccination protection new emerges. Corona vaccines usually require two doses to do so, while the Johnson and Johnson vaccine requires one dose.

In order to maintain the vaccination protection in the long term, a booster vaccination is necessary after some time for most vaccinations. This is also the case with Corona vaccines the case. In contrast to basic immunization, only one dose needs to be administered in this case.

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Paddling on the oker around the city center of braunschweig

Paddling on the oker around the city center of braunschweig

At Rimpau's garden it begins to drip, and already it rumbles from the gloomy sky. Thunderstorm atmosphere over Braunschweig. Cancel? No, not yet, the rubber dinghy is launched, in the rain it's now going north on the Oker's floodplain. It's the most beautiful day of the year.

Because against every rain radar it becomes immediately dry again, the sun breaks through, everything breathes, the light flashes, sparkles, refracts itself. And suddenly I become a landing pad for fantastic creatures: dragonflies buzz around, buzzing and buzzing millimeters close to my ear. This is their weather, they hold still – for my photos.

I paddle up to a fresh oak trunk, which has broken off somewhere and fallen into the Oker, wait – as I did for hours today – for a streetcar, which drives over an Oker bridge up there just for me. Suddenly it puffs and blows close to me, a small yellow beak pecks at the paddle. A moorhen tells me in this way that I have invaded its territory. I understand – and troll.

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Main customs office traces minimum wage violations

Main customs office traces minimum wage violations

For two and a half hours, all shovels stood still: seven task forces of the financial control moonlighting of the main customs office Braunschweig, as well as three employees of the Ordnungsamt of the city and one of the Berufsgenossenschaft Bau stood yesterday morning visited the construction site in the Amtsstrabe. When asked by our newspaper, the spokesman for the main customs office, Andreas Lohde, explained that it was a suspicion-independent test – not an isolated case in Wolfsburg.

While employees of the employers' liability insurance association were interested in whether safety regulations were being observed on the construction site, the customs and public order officers had the employees' papers handed to them. Their interest was in the questions of whether the workers are properly registered and whether you are paid the minimum wage.

Lohde could not give any information on the outcome of the test. However, it is clear that wherever work is being done, one must expect that customs could be at the door at some point. "Especially on the subject of minimum wage, we are trying to monitor more closely – not just on construction sites, but across all industries."

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Will all students soon ride bus and streetcar free of charge?

Will all students soon ride bus and streetcar free of charge?

For years, the city's student council has been making a big deal out of it: It wants free or at least heavily discounted bus and streetcar tickets for all students in the city.

A year and a half ago, the city council – in the run-up to the local elections – unanimously decided that an expert should examine the additional costs and provided 10,000 euros for this purpose. A working group was formed, followed by discussions with all parties involved. By the end of September, eight selected experts were able to submit an offer. In the near future, the city will inform the council members about the result of the private treaty.

So things are moving forward, albeit in small steps. In principle, all the parliamentary groups understand the students' wishes. But the crucial questions are: How expensive will it be – and who should pay for it?

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Leonhardstrabe will be 4.60 meters narrower

Leonhardstrabe will be 4.60 meters narrower

Leonhardstrasse becomes narrower. The city will sell a section of up to 500 square meters to Borek Immobilien GmbH, which will build an integrative living, learning and working quarter south of Leonhardstrasse, on the former Reiterstaffel site.

For the striking corner building planned there at the intersection of Leonhardstrasse and Altewiekring (sketch), the investor needs a section of the current footpath, as has only now become known. And that has consequences for the future cross-section of the entire street between Altewiekring and Kurze Strabe: according to the plans, it will only have one directional lane outward and inward of the city in the future.

The planning and environment committee has now approved the project. In this regard, an urban development contract is to be concluded with the investor shortly.

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The jackhammers are rattling in the burg passage

The jackhammers are rattling in the burg passage

People sit in front of the Tchibo store, drinking their coffee with pleasure and chatting. And the jackhammers are already rattling in the background. It is still unclear when the Burgpassage will close its doors and demolition will begin. "There is still no agreement with Tchibo. We are still looking for a solution," says Gunter Kohnlein from the client Development Partner. It is amed that the demolition will begin in August. "First of all, the existing facilities and lines will be removed. It will take three to four weeks. Then comes the wrecking ball."

And exactly here questions arise for reader Detlef Lange. How one imagines the guidance of the building site traffic during the demolition and the new building work? Considerable disruptions are to be expected, especially for the neighboring stores.

What does the builder say?

The builder Development Partner does not want to exclude this. However, comprehensive logistics concepts have been worked out and coordinated with the city administration, says Kohnlein. How exactly the traffic and also the building work itself would be regulated, about this one would still inform in due time comprehensively. "This is a highly sensitive ie that we cannot decide on our own," Kohnlein asks for understanding.

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For vfl defender brooks, the season is already over

For vfl defender brooks, the season is already over

. The personnel situation at VfL Wolfsburg has eased considerably compared to the past few weeks, when nine players were absent in some cases. The Bundesliga soccer club will be able to use a new center back in the game at VfB Stuttgart (Saturday, 15.30 pm) will again rely on William (yellow ban served) and very likely also on Jerôme Roussillon, Sebastian Jung and Gian-Luca Itter (all of whom have been injured recently). This is encouraging for the last two games of the season. One cornerstone, however, will no longer be able to help out at all: John Anthony Brooks. "We have gone through everything with him again. He still feels pain in the inner ligament. It makes no sense. He will unfortunately be out," says Bruno Labbadia.

The VfL coach had so far fully relied on the 1.96-meter US American as a pillar in the defense. In 29 of 32 games he was on the pitch, only once he had to watch because he had picked up the fifth yellow card, the two most recent games he had already missed because of his inner ligament injury. Otherwise: Brooks is set. Although he often afforded himself lapses in concentration, which led to dangerous scenes of the opponents, but Labbadia stuck with him.

The VfL coach wanted to form a solid axis in the team, which should continue to exist even if one part is weak. Goalkeeper Koen Casteels, who will also not play another game due to a muscle injury, and midfielder and captain Josuha Guilavogui, who was out for almost three months due to a cruciate ligament rupture in the Hinrunde, are other parts of Labbadia's axis. The coach is calm about the fact that he will no longer be able to rely on two of these pillars in the final spurt of the league. "Then others have to step in again," he says succinctly.

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Corona: drugstore chain rossmann recalls ffp2 masks

The drugstore chain Rossmann Is recalling Altapharma-brand FFP2 masks – "for reasons of preventive consumer protection," according to the company's press release.

Specifically, it is about masks of the Batch LOT 2020F50. According to Rossmann, they do not meet all the requirements for personal protective equipment. The batch number is located on the back of the packaging, bottom left.

FFP2 recall from Rossmann: purchase price will be refunded

FFP2 masks are recommended to protect against infection with the corona virus and are even mandatory in some places. Were they at the beginning of the Corona pandemic difficult to obtain, they can now be found from various manufacturers in supermarkets and drugstores.

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Italy in the final: cool jorginho, crazy chiellini

Italy in the final: cool jorginho, crazy chiellini

Before the drama reached its fateful climax, there was a scene of amazing lightness on display in the center circle of the sacred turf from Wembley.

Normally, team captains are tense, focused, in competition mode when they line up for the coin toss before a penalty shootout at a major tournament, which decides which fan's box will host the decisive act of the match and which team will have the privilege of the first shot. But Italy's captain Giorgio Chiellini is not normal.

He is crazy, in a positive sense. He joked with his Spanish counterpart Jordi Alba, laughed, hit him on the shoulder, lifted him up like his own son. It all happened under the watchful eye and much to the amusement of German referee Felix Brych and his assistants.

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