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Side Notes

What is happening in the world? Many things interest, touch, move me. Not only in my home country Austria, I also consider myself as a European citizen.

My interests: architecture, communication, computer (IT), health, politics, technology, world affairs

Individual Fates in the pandemic

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In my current work, every now and then there are individual fates that stay particularly in my mind. I work in the field of pandemic control. One of the tasks of our department is to, to contact persons who have tested positive by telephone, go through a questionnaire with them and to inform the persons

Simultaneous infections with two different corona variants (mutations)

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In Brazil, two cases have been reported recently in which the affected persons were infected by two Corona virus variants at the same time. Although the two individuals were only mildly ill (both in their 30s), scientists are concerned. Besides the Brazilian variant (B.1.1.7), once B.1.1.248 (Brazilian/Japanese variant) and once B.1.91 (Portuguese variant) were found.

Corona vaccines

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Which kinds of Corona vaccines do or will we have?
Vaccines can be divided into three groups:
mRNA, vector and dead vaccines.