Medical experts already agree that coronavirus can also affect other organs such as the heart and kidneys – as well as the central nervous system. However, there is no reliable evidence for the exact pathomechanism. To clarify this, a nationwide register is currently being set up at the University of Giessen.
For more than three decades Werner Seeger has been researching sudden lung failure caused by viruses. In this interview, Seeger talks about the coronavirus situation at the UKGM, as well as promising studies and what he thinks about political decisions made during this pandemic.
Corona laboratory tests are scarce – but they are urgently needed to further reduce the number of new infections with COVID-19. One test method is a nasal and throat swab, a testing method which can reliably determine carriers of SARS-CoV-2. BAG Diagnostics has developed a new rapid test for this method.