As cases of Covid-19 surged again across the world last fall, German authorities took quick action to limit infection numbers. The measures were typical of Germany’s response to the unprecedented situation: attempting to balance economic concerns with necessary and timely health interventions.
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Germany was quick to react to the “second wave” in the fall and winter of 2020–2021. The country’s manufacturing strength and business creativity is helping it weather the storm.
How one British-German designer’s problem-solving acuity opened the door to Europe for selling Covid-adapted backpacks
How a venerable German company used the government’s furlough program to maintain production and retain its workforce
How a family-run carpentry shop in Braunschweig – which exceeded its 2019 turnover in November 2020 – stayed solvent and got through the worst of the economic disruption
How Swiss pharma group Roche is accelerating antibody and antigen testing for Covid-19 by investing heavily in its German facilities
How Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine breakthrough was achieved together with a previously obscure Mainz-based firm, BioNTech, which is now worth over a billion euros
How an international green energy company is pushing ahead with expansion into Germany and starting production of hydrogen electrolyzers