In the full increase of infections in Europe, the panic over the spread of the omicron variant, and the new restrictions for the unvaccinated in many countries, one of the characters has also entered the scene more mythical of Christmas to make a request. And, surprisingly enough, it is about Santa Claus, who wanted to send a message to the Germans.
Santa Claus has asked all citizens of Germany in a video that has gone viral in the country, where he asks citizens to “get vaccinated so that they can all celebrate Christmas together.” The video, half a minute long, represents a further boost in state advertising to achieve an increase in vaccination a few weeks after it becomes mandatory in the country.
Germany is experiencing very hard times in this pandemic, and it is feared that, after Christmas, the data will be even worse. This past Saturday, more than 42,000 infections were registered in the country and 92 new deaths, devastating figures that make us fear new consequences for the coming weeks if new measures are not taken.
Germany completely changes route in 2022
Since Austria announced that it would make vaccination mandatory from February 2022, there have been numerous voices favorable and critical. Germany has been one of those favorable voices, since, a few weeks ago, it also announced that it would make vaccination mandatory from that same month, in a desperate attempt to contain a pandemic that does not stop worsening.
This has been one of the last measures of the Executive led by Angela Merkel, who, after 16 years in power, will hand over the mandate to the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, who will become the new german chancellor as soon as he receives the go-ahead from the Bundestag, with the approval of his party, the Liberals and the Greens.
Thus, Germany is fully involved in a drastic change, both politically and socially, which today, try to unify to a country plunged into a very complicated situation, and which continues to see no light at the end of the tunnel, with only 69% of its population fully vaccinated.