Special Reports

COVID-19: Sources of Important Information in Germany

The fight against the coronavirus has affected a great many aspects of our lives and the pandemic has had an undeniably disproportionate impact on people with a migration background. We have here sources of empowering information for Africans living in Germany, ranging from practical advice on prevention, treatment and vaccination to travel protocols and specific support measures for migrant entrepreneurs. …

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SPECIAL: African diaspora, COVID-19 and disinformation

By Dr Michael Nnaji*, Berlin Charité Hospital The age of freedom that the internet ushered in has led, in my opinion, to a widespread abuse of the medium in recent times about the Covid-19 pandemic, as ideological battles rage between advocates of a rational, science-based approach and the “gut thinkers”. As the saying goes: in war the first casualty is …

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SPECIAL: How coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affects migrants

Across Europe, the pandemic has had a disproportionate negative impact on people with a migration background, not only in terms of health but also jobs, education, language training and other integration measures. Because immigrants live in overcrowded housing conditions and are concentrated in jobs where physical distancing is difficult, among other reasons, they are at much higher risk of coronavirus …

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COVID-19 information for migrants and refugees in Germany

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing every day. What is true or good advice now can rapidly become out-of-date, so it’s important to check sites that are updated regularly. Here’s a general guide for migrants and refugees in Germany by Marion MacGregor In Germany, the spread and containment of the virus and the rules of conduct can be different from state …

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COVID-19: How, when and where to be vaccinated in Germany

Mass vaccination against the coronavirus begins in Germany on Sunday, 27 December. But it will take until well into next year before everyone who wants the shot actually gets it. Answers to the most important questions about the vaccination campaign. About the vaccine The vaccine is known by the brand-name Comirnaty. Jointly developed by German firm BioNTech and American pharmaceutical …

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