Germany continues to experience one of the harder times of the coronavirus pandemic. In the middle of the transfer of powers, with the arrival of Olaf Scholz to the Chancellery to succeed Angela Merkel, the country continues trying to contain an increase in infections and deaths that continues to grow day after day and that is becoming more and more unsustainable.
One of those many tragedies that the country is experiencing has taken place in a nursing home, where 27 of them have lost their lives by coronavirus. The events took place in the city of Rudolstadt, located in the east of the country. Most of those deceased elderly people were not vaccinated and the outbreak spread throughout most of the residence.
Already last friday it was informed of the death of 18 occupants of the residence, and 14 did not have the vaccination schedule carried out. Now, that figure has risen to 27 and it is unknown if the number of deaths from this macro-outbreak will continue to rise in the coming hours.
Change of Government, new strategy
The arrival of Olaf Scholz to power is conditioned by one of the last measures approved by the Merkel Executive before leaving power. This measure consists of compulsory vaccination for all citizens in Germany from February 2022, a controversial measure that Austria had already adopted weeks before and that has been much discussed by the international community.
Mandatory vaccination, together with the COVID passport, are being two measures increasingly unpopular among citizens, who have come to hold massive demonstrations, as happened in Brussels, protesting against these restrictions. The WHO indicated that mandatory vaccination would be their “last resort”, but did not rule it out.
Meanwhile, a new study has indicated that Pfizer’s vaccine is resistant to the omicron variant, the last known of the coronavirus, and that therefore it can withstand the new effects it causes, although experts point out that it would be advisable inoculate a third dose to those who have received this vaccine, to reinforce their protection potential.