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Germany should have listened to India when they had time. 4th COVID wave hits Europe Hard.

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Europe News: by NRI Herald Australia 26 Nov 2021

Germany should have listened to India when they had time. 4th COVID wave hits Europe Hard.

Germany is dealing with a 'dramatic' fourth COVID-19 outbreak, with daily cases doubling in two weeks and a high of 79,051 cases. Germany's disease control office reported 52,826 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, nearly doubling the number in two weeks, spurring calls for tougher measures to tackle the country's rising illness rates. Germany has reported record coronavirus deaths and infections, with the country's total death toll surpassing 100,000, and the country's most severe virus wave to date breaking just as a new government prepares to assume power. Germany's borders have been blocked by the majority of countries.

Germany's chancellor-designate, Olaf Scholz, said Wednesday that the Covid situation was serious and that the country would ramp up its vaccine effort, emphasising that "vaccination is the only way out of this pandemic."

Scholz suggested that Germany "should make vaccination mandatory for some groups," but did not specify which groups, while new Finance Minister Christian Lindner stated that Germans should avoid any unnecessary contact this winter "to preserve our collective health in this pandemic."


WTO members addressed how to best use the global intellectual property (IP) system to combat the COVID-19 epidemic at the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) meeting on the 15-16 October 2020. Some 40 members debated a proposal filed by India and South Africa for a temporary relaxation of certain TRIPS duties, which they claimed would help them respond appropriately to COVID-19. In connection to the "prevention, containment, or treatment" of COVID, the proposal offers a waiver for all WTO members on the implementation, application, and enforcement of certain sections of the TRIPS Agreement.


During the meeting, Germany's spokeswoman, Angela Markel, spoke out against India and South Africa, despite the fact that it is a plan that benefits the entire world, particularly those countries that cannot afford to make or buy Covid vaccines. This was requested for the Limited Edition.

According to sources, certain major vaccine manufacturers assured Germany that they would build a Covid vaccine production in Germany, which would help Germany become the world's pharmaceutical hub which never happened. This selfish act has resulted in a disaster for the German people.

Germany had returned to normal and was sharing borders with many countries, but in the last several weeks, they had seen a significant increase in covid cases. On November 23, 2021, they registered 68000 single-day cases. This rapid increase in cases could push Germany into a position similar to that of India in 2021. More than 70% of Germany's population has had a single dose of Covid vaccine, 68 percent has received double doses, and 8-9 percent has received their booster jab (third dose). The authorities announced a nationwide lockdown on unvaccinated people on Monday.

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