Probably other medicines will also become unavailable over time, since all these companies are now busy developing medicines and vaccines for the corona virus.In an extraordinary session on Wednesday, the Federal Council decided to ration certain medicines for six months due to hamster purchases in the wake of the corona crisis. Only one pack may be sold per customer and purchase. This applies to medicines for pain, fever and inflammation as well as strong cough medicine. The rationing list includes the active ingredients ibuprofen, paracetamol, metamizole and acetylsalicylic acid. Penicillin is on the blacklist.
Bad luck for him who can't eat sausages! Am I just going to sit on cheese?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8OX0FNWANMGoogle Doodle reminds you to wash your hands
Today Friday's Google Doodle honours Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis and draws attention to the importance of washing your hands.
Google honours the Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis with a Doodle.
200 years ago he had already advocated better hand hygiene in hospitals.
Semmelweis was born on 1 July 1818 in Budapest, Hungary. He received his doctorate from the University of Vienna. In 1847 Semmelweis was appointed Chief Resident in the Maternity Clinic of the Vienna General Hospital, as can be read on the Google website.
Google Doodle honours Semmelweis
There, a mysterious infection known as "cot fever" led to high mortality rates among young mothers in maternity wards.
Semmelweis devoted himself to finding the cause. He came to the conclusion that doctors were passing on infectious material from previous operations to mothers through their hands. He demanded that all medical staff wash their hands between patient examinations. As a result, the infection rates in his department dropped.
Colleagues were skeptical
Many of his colleagues initially viewed his ideas with scepticism. Decades later, his hygienic recommendations were confirmed by the widespread acceptance of the "germ theory of disease".
That's why today, in his honour and in view of the Corona crisis, Google is showing on its website how to wash your hands properly.
00.15: Trains from Germany to Switzerland only go as far as Basel. Following the introduction of border controls in the fight against the coronavirus, German rail travellers to Switzerland must expect greater restrictions.
As Deutsche Bahn announced on Thursday, long-distance trains will end prematurely at Basel Badischer Bahnhof station. This affects the connections from Berlin to Interlaken Ost, from Kiel/Hamburg to Chur, and from Dortmund to Basel SBB. Regional traffic is also affected.
23.26: German customs apparently confiscated protective masks and clothing intended for Switzerland.
According to the "Rheinische Post", the customs authority in Jünchen (D) has confiscated breathing masks and other protective clothing from the US company 3M. These were apparently to be exported illegally to Switzerland and the USA.
A spokeswoman for the 3M Group confirmed to the newspaper: "The Mönchengladbach customs authority today checked a consignment of goods registered for export to Switzerland on the premises of our European distribution centre in Jüchen.
About two weeks ago, Germany had already stopped several trucks that wanted to deliver material, including 2,400 protective masks, to Switzerland.
22:00: Baselland Tourism, Gastro Baselland and the Chamber of Commerce call for a major solidarity action in favour of the catering industry. A voucher for a carton of beer can be purchased for the symbolic price of 100 francs. Hence the name of the project: "E Stange Geld für mini Beiz" (A pile of money for my pub.).
21:47: The Fielmann chain of opticians will temporarily close its shops in Germany and Switzerland from Friday to help contain the epidemic.
20:30: Fever is one of the symptoms of the coronavirus. This is another reason why thermometers seem to be in greater demand than ever before. The demand has increased massively since the outbreak, writes René Jenny, president of Pharmalog, on request.
Pharmalog is the association of Swiss wholesalers who supply pharmacies. According to Jenny, fever meters were even sold out this morning at the pharmaceutical wholesalers. The products are currently in great demand not only in pharmacies, but also by online retailers.
Both Microspot, Brack.ch and Digitec Galaxus confirm an increase in thermometer sales. Brack.ch spokesman Daniel Rei speaks of a massive increase since the end of February.
Galaxus is currently selling more clinical thermometers than ever before: "Since the beginning of the year, we have already sold more clinical thermometers than in the whole of 2019," explains media spokesperson Alex Hämmerli when asked. The number of clinical thermometers sold is in the five-digit range.
"Although March is not yet over, we are already posting a sales record - and by a wide margin. Galaxus has sold six times as many fever meters in the current month as in the entire month of March 2019.
nau.ch https://www.nau.ch/news/schweiz/coronav ... n-65681529 all translated with Deepl.com
Small businesses in the catering industry will not be able to easily recover the lost turnover. Some people go to their "Stammbeiz" almost daily. For many single people in the countryside it is, together with the village shop, the only possibility to get among people. Especially for older ones.22:00: Baselland Tourism, Gastro Baselland and the Chamber of Commerce call for a major solidarity action in favour of the catering industry. A voucher for a carton of beer can be purchased for the symbolic price of 100 francs. Hence the name of the project: "E Stange Geld für mini Beiz" (A pile of money for my pub.).
That's just about it! In many new buildings in Switzerland you will find a bidet in the bathroom in the apartments again.
This is also a bureaucratic problem, for example in Switzerland (I read today):
Yes that still works, but by next week we'll be using telegrams, and I'm now learning Morse just in case. I should probably also learn how to carve.
It uses the telephone line - so not it is not.