1. After the holidays?
They are ten weeks Corona infection numbers In Europe it has fallen, and now they are rising again – ten percent last week, according to the World Health Organization. According to the European Health Commission, 14-day events are high in Cyprus: 179.6 per 100,000 population.
It follows Portugal virus variation area With 168.8 and 107.5 with Spain being the favorite holiday destination for Germans. It shows how the dynamic has changed: the more affected youth, the lower the mortality. However, alpha variation also dominates in Spain. (Here is an overview: What is the situation in the ten most popular travel countries?)
In Germany, the numbers are pretty good overall – High vaccination rate, some infections. But here too there is growing concern about the fourth wave. The most contagious delta variant found in India is spreading. “In the coming travel season, millions of citizens are on vacation and, according to concerns, may reconsider the epidemic.” The team led by my colleague Martin Nobe reports. “The question is whether the federal government is ready – or has re-evaluated the situation.”
Politicians from various parties promise: We need to avoid a new shutdown. SPD health expert Carl Lauterback, for example, speaks out against a curriculum that is so severe if the number of cases rises. “There can be no way after a new lock. We have to fight.” Times have changed, he believes. “The will of the people to accept a new lock is very low.”
However, the population is sure of this: in the current SPIEGEL survey, more than 80 percent said they would consider more or less new locking measures in the fall.
2. Do you use their happiness in life?
The last US and NATO troops have evacuated their most important base in Afghanistan, Baghram And Handed over to the Afghan security forces. Nearly 20 years later, the complete withdrawal of international troops is inevitable. Bundeswehr withdrew a few days ago: military planes expelled the last German soldiers from the country and completed the task of causing losses abroad. (Comment on the German defeat of the Hindu Kush Read here.)
What does this mean for travelers and their families? What keeps a family together when a father or mother carries out dangerous tasks in crisis areas? My colleagues are Nike Lawrence and Maria Store Went with a couple for nine monthsFaced with such questions: Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, 39, Uwe Weber, with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters, 3 and 7, living in Brandenburg; The garden has a climbing frame. In the midst of the epidemic, he goes to Mali for almost half a year; The most dangerous foreign deployment of the Bundeswere is the peace work there.
Nike and Maria keep in touch with the whole family, over the phone, zoom in, garden coffee and cake. “Webers have developed astonishing endurance,” says Maria. “Despite the tremendous pressures.” Marriage shows up under extreme conditions, Nike says: “To stick together, you don’t have to be in the same place together.”
Read the full story here: “Papa why do you have to go?”
3. What happens without the cruise?
Briefly about the game, Many more have the European Championship: The Swiss national team, Affectionately known as Natty, is playing against Spain today – and against distrust in their fellow country, as my colleague Ann-Dorit Boy and my colleague Marcus Groomer reported. Because many of the “second” players on the EM team were children of immigrants, the team faced racism and rejection. “Now the mood seems to be changing,” write both, and even victory fixes right-wing populists with Nati (More here).
There are also messages from the DFP team three days after the German EM-out: Tony Cross, 2014 World Champion, Has announced his resignation. He announced the decision “irreversible” via Instagram and on a podcast with his brother Felix. With a sense of the perfect moment. Not everyone has it, ”says my colleague Peter Ahrens.
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My favorite column today: This is for you – status
A bad joke as a preventative measure: Professional Alaskan fish? Profile print. If you read now – your own fault. I share my understanding of comedy with my colleague Jens Rode, who was not exclusively designed by Tucholsky and Loriet, but may have traces of Halleverton and Asmusen. With a genius like me, you can discover a specific family history. He heard words like this from his father: “Anyone who thinks a department head runs a department believes a sulfur butterfly folds lemons.” I know: “It’s cooler at night than it is outside.”
Jens now makes her three children happy: “Look at me, I’m a UN Waffle Inspector.” Dad jokes – this is what he has to say about the event Wrote an article on his current parenting. In it I find: CNN also has one Dad-joke-generator, Artist at the push of a button:
So I was addicted to soap. But I am clean now. «
What do you call an inappropriate elephant? An irrelevant. «
What do clouds wear? Thunder. «
It also opens up opportunities for new workgroups. Could have found a word like Carl Hour – the worst word in the hour? Jens enough.
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Wuhan’s puzzle: It is not yet clear where the corona virus came from. Experts have ruled out an early crash at Wuhan Labs. But now the rumor is becoming a serious theory. What is behind this? SPIEGEL COVER.
Die Berbaugh-obsession: The personality of an applicant should also be tested in an election campaign. Now it’s almost about Annalina Berbok’s fault, Shows a lack of seriousness.
Terrorism, mania, or both? Abdrahman J.A. He killed three women with a knife, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and then talked about “jihad”. But was the violence really an Islamist-instigated attack?
It helps against burns: How do you deal with the feeling of having to work at work? Anja Coritz examines a particularly stressed industry group – And invented a recipe.
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Photo: Frank Rumbenhorst / DPA
Total but not least: Actress Jessica Black, 44, has been running a hotel complex near Lisbon with her boyfriend for several months and is delighted to have entered the hospitality industry, as she now told DPA News Agency, even though operations are currently inactive due to the Delta variation. “I’m so glad we decided to do this. It’s been a good time so far, but it’s a tough time,” he said. “I was able to rediscover an area that had not been there for a long time.”
The spelling of the day, Now fixed: “Suzanne Hennick-Velso Green Presidential candidate Angelina Jolie has jumped on the bandwagon debate.”
Cartoon of the Dazz: World of Sabbaths
And the weekend?
You can listen to music in the car, on the bike, on the lake, wherever you are. My colleague Andreas Porschelt recommends “The Turning Wheel” by avant-garde pop musician Spelling. “There’s no other pop album this year, and it started out so dramatically, so vibrantly, so much,” he says. It’s a fairytale journey through Disney ballads, the luxury of the eighties, the dark wave and science fiction – hence our album of the week. (A detailed review here, Go to Andreas’ playlist on Spotify Here, In one of the Apple Music Here.)
Don’t forget: time flies like an arrow. The fruit flies like a banana. (Source, of course: The CNN-Dad-Joke-Generator)
Have a nice weekend. With the mind
Your Oliver Trencomb
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