Commentary on corona tests: dividing up the forces

Voluntary testing has been a convenient way to get certainty and protect others. Because the insidious thing about this virus is that you don't have to have any symptoms yourself, but you can transmit it to others. With each person found to be infected with corona during the voluntary tests, another chain of transmission was stopped. Admittedly, wastage is high and laboratory capacities are finite.

And so, in times of high infection rates, there will soon be no more room for voluntary testing. If everything goes according to plan, the priority will be to test at-risk groups, direct contacts of infected persons, patients and medical personnel – and to obtain results as quickly as possible.

If it is then possible to make this information available electronically from the laboratory across the board, this also relieves the health authorities of many inquiries – and some of those tested were able to sleep a little more peacefully.

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Bad kissingens new oberburgermeister dr. Dirk vogel: “the city stands by your side”

Bad kissingens new oberburgermeister dr. Dirk vogel: 'the city stands by your side'

It was just one and a half weeks ago that dirk vogel (SPD) was elected as the new mayor of bad kissingen. The overwhelming news about the corona pandemic has almost pushed into the background that bad kissingen from 1. May is ruled by a new man. He has now given his first interview to this newspaper after his spectacular victory.

Mr dr. Vogel, how do you feel so soon after the election??

Dr. Dirk vogel: very good, thank you very much. In an election campaign for office, it’s a bit like in sports: you either win or you lose. There is little in between. The pulse is already rising. But it is down again and gives way to gratitude for the trust placed in us.

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The walberla river comes back to life

When rehearsals for the 2020 play "omnipotence" were in full swing at the beginning of march, the actors of the walberla stage could not yet imagine that two weeks later the performances would be canceled and social life would be paralyzed. As with many associations, activities were scaled down to zero.

On 28. July 2020, this year’s annual general meeting of the theater association took place in the spacious clubhouse of TSV kirchehrenbach. Even if some clubs have cancelled their annual general meeting 2020 due to the covid19 issue, the board of the walberla bohne agreed that the meeting is necessary: on the one hand, to slowly get the engine of the club going again, on the other hand, to draw a line behind this season and start with new energy. 1. Board member oliver hieber started the meeting by asking the members present to act in a common sense manner with regard to contagion and hygiene, so as not to create a new hotspot. He also thanked the municipality of kirchehrenbach for providing disinfectant for the kirchehrenbach associations.

Even though there were no performances in 2020, the walberla groyne has not been idle since the last annual general meeting. Apart from the donation to the animal shelter in forchheim and the participation in the festival of the associations, the highlight off stage was the participation in the walburga operation in september 2019, in which six actors mimed injured people. In addition, actors were involved in october in the disaster control execution in hirschaid and in an alarm execution of the fire department kirchehrenbach. In december the walberla-buhne took part in the rescue-sanitater-final-call of the red cross on castle feuerstein with two actors. Also in december, two theater children performed a sketch at the community’s christmas party for seniors. In the corona-beginning time also the cap evening took place together with the music club kirchehrenbach. In the middle of march, after consultation with the public order office of forchheim, the performances were canceled or cancelled. Postponed to 2021.

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Dfb construction site: keller challenged as crisis manager

dfb construction site: keller challenged as crisis manager

The trophies in the display cases in the foyer of the DFB headquarters bear witness to a glorious past. But in the fall of 2020, the german soccer association will look more like the rough construction site in frankfurt’s city forest, where the new academy is currently being built.

Instead of shaping the future with all its might, the association, shaken by a tax affair, must once again clear away old burdens. "House in flames," as the "frankfurter rundschau" headlined after the rough raid by the public prosecutor’s office on suspicion of serious tax evasion, instead of society’s last bonfire.

Summer marathon affairs, leadership crises, sporting problems, financial troubles, and the corona pandemic: the good years in the otto fleck alley are over. DFB boss fritz keller, who took over in september 2019, is currently more in demand as a crisis manager than as a renewer. But can he solve the massive problems of the federation, whose image has suffered significantly?

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Exploring the dark chapters of the goethe and schiller archives

exploring the dark chapters of the goethe and schiller archives

Some of the material stored there has been included by unesco in its documentary world heritage: the goethe and schiller archive in weimar houses original writings by the most famous authors and thinkers of many centuries.

The designated new director, marcel lepper, wants to devote himself not only to the documents themselves, but also to the history of the house – even if it becomes unpleasant, as he says in an interview with the deutsche presse-agentur.

Question: for a literary scholar like you, the position of director of germany’s oldest literary archive must be a dream come true, mustn’t it??

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