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1 in 3 people are at risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Be prepared and start tracking your health now.


Coronaviruses are a type of virus. While many can cause mild respiratory infections in humans, only a few types of coronavirus, such as SARS-CoV-2, lead to more severe infections of the respiratory tract. SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in humans in 2019. It was originally referred to as Coronavirus-19, on account of the year it was discovered, and later received the scientific name SARS-CoV-2. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
A geriatric doctor talks about coronavirus and the elderly

Facing life-threatening illness in old age

  • Coronavirus
  • Mental Health

Even though people over 70 have experienced a lot in life, old age can come with many new challenges. This interview offers insights on what the coronavirus pandemic is like for the elderly.

At some temperatures, the virus can last for days or even weeks.

How long does SARS-CoV-2 survive on surfaces?

  • Coronavirus

It’s important to protect yourself during the pandemic. While most of us know about social distancing and wearing masks, many underestimate the risk of infection when touching common objects.

Police officer, mid-twenties, discusses long-term effects of COVID-19

A conversation about “long COVID”

  • Coronavirus

Presumably, young, healthy people had little to fear from the coronavirus pandemic. Now there is increasing evidence of people experiencing prolonged illness after COVID-19. This is one man’s story.

How the virus behaves in children: infection, symptoms, and transmission risk

Coronavirus and children

  • Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus affects us all. And yet coronavirus infections in children have many special characteristics of their own. Data4Life gives you an overview of everything you need to know.

Making a difference with data

Data donation: better health and quality of life for all

  • Coronavirus
  • Data donation

People in the United States are ready to support medical research by donating their health data. In Germany, this shift in public opinion is yet to come.

At the heart of health

The Data4Life Journal

We all want to be healthy. Digitalization of the healthcare system can play a significant role in helping us live healthier lives. The Data4Life Journal brings you current developments, new solutions, and visionary projects in the field of digital health. Our authors provide information, ask questions, and encourage you to discover the future of health from different perspectives.

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