Per CNBC, Germany was once seen as a poster child for fighting the coronavirus. But a recent surge has led the country to see 50,000 cases in one day.
- “Germany is in the midst of what has been described as a fourth wave of Covid, as the delta variant spreads as the weather gets colder,” according to CNBC.
- Similarly, the parliament debated new COVID-19 rules that could be used to fight another wave of coronavirus.
Leading German virologist Christian Drosten said Thursday that Germany could see another 100,000 more deaths from the coronavirus if the country doesn’t work to stop the new surge of cases.
- Drosten told the NDR podcast that 100,000 more death was “conservative estimate” and that “we have a real emergency situation at the moment.”
- “The move comes amid an escalation in rhetoric against unvaccinated people from national ministers in Germany, where the inoculation rollout has fallen behind several European neighbors to the west,” per CNN.