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There are a variety of coronaviruses, some of which can cause mild respiratory infections in humans. Only a few coronavirus species can also cause more severe respiratory infections. These species include the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was first detected in humans in 2019. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19.

Making a difference with data

Data donation: better health and quality of life for all

  • Coronavirus
  • Digital health

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.

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.

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

A conversation about “long COVID”

  • Coronavirus
  • Mental health

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.

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.

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.

A timeline for the coronavirus vaccine

Who will get the coronavirus vaccine and when?

  • Coronavirus

The first coronavirus vaccines have been approved, and more are on the way. Vaccinating an entire nation is the next challenge. Data4Life explains the process and who will get vaccinated first.

How coronavirus transformed traditional office jobs

Reimagining the way we work

  • Company culture
  • Coronavirus

Office and work life was changing even before the coronavirus pandemic. Now the lockdown has introduced completely new ways of working, and it seems they are here to stay.

What are the side effects of coronavirus vaccines?

Side effects of the coronavirus vaccines

  • Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccines, like any pharmaceuticals, may have side effects. Here you’ll find an overview of how frequent side effects are for each specific vaccine.

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