POLITICO politico.eu 11 Jan, 2022 12:15 am

German health minister calls England’s COVID strategy ‘unethical’ – POLITICO

German health minister calls England’s COVID strategy ‘unethical’ – POLITICO
Karl Lauterbach says he would ‘never recommend’ the strategy London has employed in the face of the Omicron wave.

p p p p p German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said that England’s coronavirus rules were an “unethical bet” during a talk show Monday night.That strategy is not available to the German government, Lauterbach said, as fewer elderly people are vaccinated in Germany than in the U.“From my point of view, it’s an unethical bet,” he said, of England’s laissez-faire approach to the Omicron wave of coronavirus.The Social Democrat health chief is known for his tough approach to the pandemic, including a pro-mandatory vaccination position.

After advocating for stricter rules in the hospitality sector last Friday and facing rapidly increasing case numbers, Lauterbach warned against copying England’s pandemic response.” To improve the country’s vaccination rate, Germany is currently debating whether coronavirus vaccination should be made compulsory.

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