Germany faces winter Covid explosion after ‘inadequate’ jab rollout

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Germany faces winter Covid explosion after ‘inadequate’ jab rollout, according to expert.

Christian Drosten is a virologist. He said that the “inadequate” vaccine rollout put in place by Angela Merkel has seen less people vaccinated than in most other European countries. He believes that Germany is now vulnerable to a rise in coronavirus cases.

At the moment only 64 per cent of adults in Germany have been fully vaccinated. The UK is doing far better. They come in with a total of 82 per cent of adults having been fully vaccinated.

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Drosten spoke to NDR-Info as part of the “Coronavirus Update” podcast. He explained how Germany is seeing a low number of infections at the moment. However, he predicts this will rise next month.

Figures from the German government show that coronavirus cases are ready beginning to increase.

Dr Drosten explained: “I think there are now signs of the autumn and winter wave that we will probably see again in October.”


Last autumn Germany saw COVID infections increase. The expert believes that the same will happen this year.

According to Dr Drosten cases in Germany will increase by the second half of October. He commented: “we are heading for an exponential increase again”.

He added: “The numbers are looking bad.”


The expert believes that more people need to get vaccinated in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic. He thinks that convincing people to get vaccinated will be a political task, rather than a scientific one.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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