Coronavirus: Thieme provides freely specialist information on respiratory viruses

Stuttgart, February 2020 – The number of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues to increase. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020. Therefore, the Thieme Group starts to provide free access to specialist information on the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses at As an international provider of medical information and services Thieme aims to support physicians worldwide in the fight against the further spread of the virus.

Physicians around the world are faced with the challenge of quickly detecting illness, taking hygiene and isolation measures and providing the best possible care for those affected. “The WHO has declared the epidemic to be a global health emergency,” says Daniel Schiff, senior vice president and managing director, Thieme China. “As a provider of specialist medical information, we would like to make our contribution to ensuring that doctors and medical staff can obtain information quickly. That is why we are now unlocking relevant articles on the coronavirus, published in Thieme journals,” Dr. Schiff continues.

Articles from specialist journals such as Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine are bundled together and can be accessed at