On January 1, 2020, the Tagesschau reported for the first time on a new and mysterious respiratory disease in China. Less than two weeks later the first case of a SARS-CoV-2 infection was confirmed in Germany. Over the next few months, more and more global regions were affected: Italy, the United States, Brazil. Shortly before Christmas 2020 the virus reached Antarctica. By March 2021, more than 118 million people had been infected with the virus and more than 2.6 million people had died either of Covid-19 or with it. The coronavirus-epidemic had become a pandemic – a global threat.