The coronavirus is spreading rapidly. It keeps the world's population in suspense. Politics reacts. Democratic freedoms are being restricted. People are insecure and worried. Fear spreads. The world holds its breath and is partly paralyzed. This informative book, written by a experienced physician, aims to help counteract a catastrophe. It shedding light on the challenges and provides the information so urgently needed. Data and facts, clear hygienic and medical instructions for action about the best practice and for hygiene and infection prevention as well as very concrete help can bring the reader safely through this pandemic and through every epidemic. This helpful guide is for everyone in every situation - whether infected or not, whether with pre-existing conditions or healthy. This book gives advice for working and private life, whether young or old, medical and hygienic layperson or professional? It shows how everyone should behave at the moment and in the future and what to avoid in order to prevent, restrict or fight the virus. This book, which is generally understandable, is also suitable for physicians and nurses, medical students and scientists to get a quick introduction to this topic and to quickly learn the state of current knowledge about coronavirus. But this book wants even more: it shows, among other things, the political, social and cultural circumstances and necessary changes that can have a very big impact on people's psyches. And it draws conclusions and shows what needs to change to prevent pandemics and epidemics, or their scale in the future. Among others, the following topics related to the coronavirus are covered: transmission routes, symptoms and course of the disease, risk groups and severe courses, pregnancy, infectivity and its duration, incubation time, lethality, complications, their times and duration, asymptomatic or presymptomatic virus excretion and transmission, tenacity, resistance and inactivation on surfaces, social and individual prevention and protection for patients, for hospital visitors, for nursing, for home visitors, for parents, for home quarantine, for educational institutions, for travelers, for family, for animals, for sick persons, preventing the spread of coronavirus disease, cleaning and disinfection, manage anxiety and stress, diagnosis, diagnostics, treatment and therapy, prognosis, impact on life, culture, sports, politics and the economy ? This book was written by a physician from Germany - one of the worldwide corona hot spots. With recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Ministry of Health, Robert Koch Institute and other authorities.