Study: one in three home office workers has no workroom

The fourth Corona wave rolls over Germany. Companies have been asked by the federal government to bring their employees into the Home office to send, as long as their work routine allows it. This repeats what was already true in the previous Corona waves: For many employees, everyday work takes place in living rooms or at kitchen tables. By no means all employees who now work from home again have a room of their own in which to pursue their daily work routine undisturbed.

One in three employees in a home office does not have his or her own workroom or office. This is the result of a representative survey by the Trendence Institute and the St. Oberholz Consulting under 5.368 employees. The previously unpublished study is available to our editorial team.

Home office: Almost one in three works in the living room

23 percent of respondents said they work from home. Around 28 percent of them use the living room, 10.2 percent use the kitchen or dining room table. According to the study, 66 percent of those who work from home have a study room.


Vacations in corona risk areas: virus protection is different

Next Monday it will be exactly half a year ago that in Germany the first Corona case was proven. On 27. January, the virus was first detected in a man from the Munich area. The 33-year-old had caught the bug from a colleague, who was from China had traveled.

At that time, no one had any idea how much the life in Germany few weeks later by the highly infectious pathogen would be dominated. The danger was new, so was dealing with it.

Corona on vacation: the virus travels with us

Today is different. According to World Health Organization Around the world, the virus has spread to about 630 countries.000 people fell victim. More than 9,000 were tested in Germany alone. The threat posed by Corona is almost ubiquitous, with some countries more affected by the pandemic than ours.


Corona lockdown: give vouchers, save city centers

In front of some stores formed on Monday long queues. This is what the federal government had feared, what it had urgently warned against. And yet many wanted to seize the (pre-)last chance to get in touch with Christmas gifts stock up. Because presents under the Christmas tree – that belongs to the celebration like Christmas carols on Christmas Eve or the feast in the circle of the family.

Buying gifts for loved ones, that is a piece of normality, a little tradition in this confusing time of the Pandemic. Talking to the saleswoman at the bookstore around the corner, who has known the insider literary tips for years, is part of the process. Likewise, browsing at the department store on the high street.

And yes, also the prere and the subsequent relief to have organized all the souvenirs at the last second. Even though this last second this year ten days before Christmas Eve Is.


Corona in children: these are the typical symptoms

Much has been made in recent months of the Corona pandemic
via Children
discussed. While young children were initially considered to be "germaphobes," there is now growing evidence that they are less likely to become infected with coronavirus than adults.

Corona: children are infected less frequently than adults

But differences are evident not only in infection, but also in the course of Covid-19. Although the typical Corona symptoms
as cough and fever also with children on. In general, however, they are lucky: not only are they less likely to become infected – even after infection, more often than in adults, no symptoms appear at all.

And there is another peculiarity in children: If they have been infected, they suffer more often from Gastrointestinal complaints
as adults. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) writes on its website. According to Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), the complaints can be abdominal pain with or without diarrhea and vomiting.


High rate: 90 percent of police officers in lower saxony vaccinated

High rate: 90 percent of police officers in lower saxony vaccinated

The Police in Lower Saxony can once again not complain about a lack of work: The Officials will be held this weekend, among others, in the area of Brunswick Police Department buzzing out between Harz and Heide to focus on Corona rules to control. In the process, several trains of the Riot police are used.

Just over a week ago, the Hildesheim police succeeded in striking a blow against Vaccination card fakers. 300 officers were on duty, searched 24 homes. These and many other deployments raise the question: How does it actually stand around the 26.000 to 27.000 employees in the police force in Lower Saxony itself, especially around the officers who are on duty on the streets every day? Only hesitantly did the State Ministry of the Interior questions from our newspaper, but the answers came. Concrete numbers call the Security authorities always reluctantly, because they can draw a conclusion about the Deployment strength allow.

Less than one percent in quarantine

But the figures are impressive, which is probably one of the reasons why the ministry revealed them after all when asked: At least 90 percent of the police employees in Lower Saxony have been vaccinated twice – and as of 1 January 2009, they are still vaccinated twice. December were 98 employees with the Corona virus infected, 200 were in Quarantine. Only, it must be said at this point, because it is despite the many deployments of officials less than one percent of employees, as spokeswoman Rosa Legatis declared.


Braunschweiger hiked thousands of kilometers throughout europe

Braunschweiger hiked thousands of kilometers throughout europe

Wolfgang Gliese can't say exactly how many thousands of kilometers have been covered over the years. A whole lot in any case. Between 1986 and 2016 he hiked again and again – first with his wife and daughter, later also alone and above all often with his friend Harald Wuttke. Crisscross through Germany and Europe.

What he is particularly proud of is that, over the years, he has walked continuously from Roskilde in Denmark to Europe's southernmost mainland point, Tarifa in Spain. According to him, it was more than 4000 kilometers from his front door to Tarifa alone. The whole thing was never planned. "It just worked out that way," says Gliese. "I never thought it would take on such proportions."He used to hike here and there in the Harz mountains, or on vacation in Austria. Always just day hikes. "The long-distance hiking came first."

From Flensburg to the Wachau

The wanderlust began with a section on the European long-distance hiking trail E6: from Flensburg to the Wachau in Austria. "By the way, it also leads through Riddagshausen," says Gliese. The German section alone, from Flensburg to the Dreisesselberg in the Bavarian Forest, covers around 1500 kilometers. Next up was a trip from Flensburg north to Roskilde in Denmark and also from Hamburg south to Lake Constance – the latter route covering around 1000 kilometers.


Corona: self-tests could give us more freedom

Brushing teeth, morning exercises, Corona test. This is what the start of the day could look like for millions of German citizens. Prerequisite: reliable and affordable self-tests for laymen, which are produced in gigantic quantities. The first of these tests have now been approved – but there are still big question marks over price and quantity. Can self-tests give us back our freedom??

How do Corona self-tests work?

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) granted special approvals on Wednesday for three products for use in the anterior nasal region. German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) said Wednesday that the tests would soon be available in retail stores. Until now, the only rapid tests available to detect coronavirus infection were those performed by medically trained personnel.

These are usually antigen tests that work by swabbing a stick deep in the nose or throat to. In the case of self-tests, on the other hand – in addition to those now approved – gargle and spit tests are also under discussion, as well as other tests in which the swab is taken further up the nose and which are much easier to use. Spahn expressed confidence that additional tests could be added soon.


Michael wendler: instagram blocks account of the singer

Michael Wendler's Instagram profile deleted. On the page of his account there are neither photos nor information to see. Instead there is to be read: "This side is unfortunately not available. Either the link you clicked on doesn't work or the page has been removed."

Instagram Confirmed to dpa that the company had blocked the pop singer because he had repeatedly violated the social network's guidelines.

Wendler had recently repeatedly spread conspiracy stories about the Corona pandemic and its management. The Pop singer Also reported on Instagram again and again with confused theories to word.


Fight against corona: are we getting too little vaccine?

She is the great hope: the vaccination campaign. With it combines the longing for a time without Corona. "This is not an overnight thing," warns Bavaria's Minister President Markus Soder (CSU). A grandiose understatement.

"We have to get through the winter without being able to rely on the fact that we already have such vaccines available to a large extent," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Wednesday after a meeting with state premiers . The federal government calculates that seven million vaccine doses from the companies Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna will be needed in the first quarter of 2021. Because everyone has to be vaccinated twice, can 3.5 million citizen
to be immunized against Covid-19. "This is what I can say today."

Corona vaccine: Has federal government backed the wrong horse?

What Merkel can't say yet: The government ordered additional doses from the company Astrazeneca, which is "experiencing a bit of a delay" (Merkel). If the substance is approved in time, seven could become eleven million doses in the first quarter.


Delivery stress: sushi, pizza co now come home

Delivery stress: sushi, pizza co now come home

"Mono" operator Hendrik Borgmann (41) is a bit relieved for the time being. He has also resisted the closure of his restaurant ordered by the city on that memorable 21st day of the year. March 2020 over for the time being. At 6 p.m. sharp, the "mono" in the new Langerfeldt ensemble at Papenstieg was also tight – and a new time began, practically from one second to the next, as he says.

"Reinventing from one second to the next"

"That was tough. We had to reinvent ourselves a bit, create new ideas, generate sales day after day to cover the continuing costs," reports the 41-year-old. The "crisis" is over for the time being. Borgmann and his team have switched to take-away mode from one day to the next, practically from scratch, and supply their clientele with fresh sushi and other Asian dishes. The sushi now comes home.

Parking ticket trouble spoils the start

The delivery service is now working well, says Borgmann, after an initial jolt. And that has its own story, which also wants to be told here. It all started with the general decree ied by the city on 20 September. March: All restaurants to close from tomorrow. What to do? One thing is clear: a contingency plan must be put in place quickly to get through the difficult time. And that means short-time work for the majority of the 40 or so employees until further notice; the remaining employees are organizing a delivery service to keep the restaurant more or less afloat. Three delivery vehicles are quickly organized, plus a bicycle courier – and the orders really do come in.