Category: Guest commentary

This is a calculated violation of the constitution

"Our society is developing into a neurotically reactive danger defence state". According to Seibert, "classical constitutional thinking should prevent the fundamental rights from being fundamentally questioned"....

OPEN LETTER ON THE AMENDING PROVISIONS OF BILL NO. 7897 OF THE COVID ACT

“The real goal revealed during the press conference: to attain a certain vaccination rate (established in a completely arbitrary way) to be able to end the anti-freedom measures. After all, the excessive discriminatory anti-freedom measures correspond to a purely political objective and not to a legitimate objective related to...

I cannot do it anymore

In an open letter, ARD employee Ole Skambraks speaks out against one and a half years of Corona coverage: Skambraks has worked as an editorial assistant and editor at the public broadcaster for 12 years. ...

Excessive power without end: politics suffering from Long Covid

Politics needs the measures like the drug dealer needs his addicted customers. It needs Corona more urgently than an end to the pandemic. Because an end to the pandemic means that more attention will be focused on the mistakes that have been made....

Lettre ouverte aux enfants et à leurs parents

Je suis pédiatre et, à ce titre, j’ai vu progressivement se dégrader autour de moi l’état de bien-être psychoaffectif des enfants et des parents, alors même que la santé physique des enfants était bien conservée et que, dans leur grande majorité, ils n’étaient pas malades : la peur, l’anxiété,...

The egg, Corona and some news about vaccinations

A year ago, a remarkable article appeared in the British Medical Journal [1]. I wrote about it in more detail in my column in Karger Compass Pneumonology. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health rehabilitated the egg as a food after more than 50 years of research. No:...

A plea for freedom

A contribution from one of our donor members in the context of an email exchange about support for our organisation. Editor’s note We were so touched by the lines of this enlightened citizen that we asked him if he would be willing to have them published on our website....

The small arrangements of a large-scale testing

In the international competition for the best anti-epidemic strategy, Luxembourg was supposed to become a role model. With 42.9 % of infections avoided, the small country would have avoided a major health and economic catastrophe through a large-scale testing programme. At least that is what the politicians and their...

Ferngesteuerter Journalismus

Wie sich die Wissenschaftskommunikation ins Vorfeld der Medien verlagert. Ein Gastbeitrag von Prof.Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl Die Wissenschaftskommunikation professionalisiert sich. Sie verlagert sich aber auch immer mehr ins Vorfeld des Journalismus, in die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Und der Journalismus wird der Flut von PR-Meldungen, die täglich in die Redaktionen gespült wird, schon...

Da capo, fortissimo: Das mediale Corona-Panikorchester

Ein Gastbeitrag von Prof. Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl Das Covid19-Virus, seine Mutationen, das Drama um die Impfstoffbeschaffung und -verteilung, die verlängerten und verschärften Lockdowns halten uns weiterhin in Atem. Es gibt nur einen blinden Fleck: Welche Rolle der Journalismus, zuvörderst die Leitmedien und das öffentlich-rechtliche Fernsehen im ersten Pandemie-Jahr gespielt...