Covid-19 pandemic – A history of ignored warnings

After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in December 2019, attention has been shifted to previous research and publications on risks of pandemics to global health. Although critics argue that the pandemic was unpredictable and anyone saying so suffers from hindsight bias, I would like to argue that the risks of this “low risk-high impact”…

Interview with Bill Gates on the ARD/Tagesthemen on 2020-04-12 – Philanthrop or investor?

DE Multi-Milliardär Bill Gates gab am 2020-04-12 in der öffentlich-rechtlichen Nachrichtensendung “Tagesthemen” ein 9-minütiges (!)  Interview [1], in dem er seine Sicht auf die Covid-19 Pandemie und die Verfügbarkeit von Impfstoffen darlegte. Bill Gates hat durch seine langjährige Tätigkeit im Bereich Globale Gesundheit und seinen engen Austausch mit Experten wahrscheinlich eine informierte Meinung, welche von…

Home-made face shield to protect from SARS-COV-2 infection

Disclaimer: I am not a professional manufacturer of face shields to protect from virus infections. No warranties! Use at your own risk! In the following blog, I describe how to make a face shield (visor) to protect from droplet infections from COVID-19/SARS-COV-2 using house-hold materials. Although building a face shield comes pretty close to making…

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