As Germany doubles down on the lockdown, new data suggests vaccines will keep us all safe for a long, long time. But even as healthcare workers get vaccinated, their suffering will continue well beyond the pandemic. And finally, yes, it is OK to laugh about COVID-19 — and it might even help.
In COVID-19 times, masks are mandatory in many places. After Bavaria, now also other German states are tightening regulations. A simple cloth mask is not enough: mouth coverings must be better, but what does that mean?
The coronavirus variants discovered in the UK and South Africa are not more dangerous, but are much more contagious and could overwhelm hospitals. The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine may protect against coronavirus mutations.