Mathias Pletz is director of the Institute for Infectious Medicine and Hospital Hygiene at the University Hospital Jena (UKJ). In this interview he explains what measures are being taken to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients, whether masks protect against infection… Read More »"We Are Prepared for an Increasing Number of Patients"
According to a new general decree of 31 March 2020, from Thursday, 2 April, none of the German federal states are considered to be coronavirus risk areas for the city of Jena. All states outside of Germany are still considered risk areas. Read More »Jena Eases Restrictions and Introduces Mandatory Masks
How are Thuringia's teachers doing during the school shutdowns due to the corona virus pandemic? The University Jena, the University of Erfurt and the Thuringian Union for Education and Science (GEW) have developed an online questionnaire that asks exactly about that issue. Read More »Survey: How are Thuringia's Teachers Doing During School Shutdowns?
The corona crisis is unsettling people around the world. Their reactions are quite different, but fear often plays a role. What does fear do to people? In fact, what is fear? In this interview, anxiety and hypnosis researcher Dr Barbara Schmidt from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Jena explains to us the fundamentals of fear, its effects, and ways in which we might be able to handle this feeling a bit better. Read More »Control Your Fear by Changing Your Evaluations
Prof. Klaus Dörre is certain that the crisis situation will not be over once the corona crisis has been resolved. The professor of labour, industrial and economic sociology at the University of Jena anticipates that the world, including the world of work, will be a different one after the coronavirus. There will be many challenges to overcome which will require global change. Nothing about the corona crisis is good, he says, and he calls for clear language and action instead of empty phrases. Nevertheless, he also sees a few positive effects – and a great deal of work for the future. Read More »“The Crisis Will Drag on for a Long Time“
Whether in a Facebook post, in a chain letter, or in a YouTube video — there is a huge amount of fake information on the coronavirus circulating online, claiming that the virus is no more dangerous than the common flu or that home remedies like garlic protect you from an infection, for example. In our interview, Prof. Dr Tobias Rothmund, communication and media psychologist at the University of Jena explains why such myths are a problem and what you can do if your friends and relatives are among the ones sharing them. Read More »“People Sharing Misinformation Generally Do Not Act in Bad Faith“
Attention: All positions have been filled in the meantime! The laboratory operator SYNLAB is currently urgently looking for employees in Jena to carry out tests for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 for the city, district and beyond... Read More »SYNLAB Jena Seeks Reinforcement for Corona Tests
The Corona pandemic is paralysing public life. After Italy, France, Belgium and Austria, local authorities in Germany and individual federal states (Bavaria) have now also imposed a general curfew. But is this legally permissible at all? Anika Klafki,... Read More »“Any Intervention in Civil Liberties Must be Proportional”
Dear staff and faculty, we live in troubled times. Whether television, radio, newspapers or social media - everything revolves around the coronavirus. Read More »Letter from the President: Standing Together in Crisis