Angela Merkel must have a particularly thick skin in the Corona crisis. The Chancellor is being criticized from all sides. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows how close this is to her.
Munich – by now it should Angela Merkel dawn: The last months of theirs 16-year term as Federal Chancellor will be the hardest ever. Because in the Corona crisis enormous demands are made on each individual. Not infrequently to the limit of reasonableness.
Small and medium-sized companies fear for theirs existence. Children and young people have to be in their own four walls with the Subject matter deal with each other – and thus far away from friends. Many a family is torn apart, the members do not see each other for weeks. Friendships are put to the test by Long-distance relationships not to mention.
Merkel in the Corona crisis: suddenly Trudeau is chatting about “wonderful phone call with Merkel”
The pandemic is one for Germany Endurance test. And Merkel has to maneuver the country through all the imponderables that lurk there. There is none golden way. Merkel knows that. And that is a problem.
How much the publicly distant and emotionless appearing 66-year-old among them heavy burden suffers, made clear now Justin Trudeau. Even if presumably not with Merkel’s blessing. At a Address to his nation the Canadian Prime Minister suddenly chatted from the sewing box. He revealed: “I had one yesterday wonderful phone call with Angela Merkelin which she kind of complained that she was every day criticized in German media because things are not going as well as in Canada. “
Merkel in the Corona crisis: In-depth sentence in the dispute over strategy at schools and daycare centers
Interesting: The performance took place on Tuesday. So the conversation between the two heads of state must take place before recent corona summit took place in the Chancellery. Merkel is vehemently against Criticism of their politics put up a fight. Right up to the sentence that lets you look particularly deeply: “I won’t let myself be attached to the fact that I Torment children. ”Pleased in the several hours of and apparently extremely heated debate about the Future of schools and daycare centers. The impression is strengthened as if the Chancellor thinner.
But about the offspring, because of the renewed lockdown extension continue not to play with their peers and will probably only be able to see the inside of the classroom again in spring, they are turning Reports on TV, radio, internet and newspapers not nearly as often as around the much too sluggish one Vaccination start. And Merkel is feeling this particularly hard, because the euphoria right after the first vaccine was approved has long since disappeared.
Merkel in the Corona crisis: Choppy vaccination start lets such a small light on the horizon go out for the time being
Which makes governing even more complicated. Even that little light on the distant horizon has been extinguished for the time being. The term Herd immunity first deleted from the vocabulary. It will probably be a long time before that Risk groups supplied are. That causes frustration. Which is why Merkel has to take a lot in her final round, which should end with the general election in late summer.
She could use her Complaint to Trudeau have also torn a wound. Because in Canada too Dissatisfaction with the lack of vaccination doses steadily increasing. The second largest country in the world in terms of area has the advantage of having only 38 million inhabitants extremely low population density.
Merkel in the Corona crisis: Canada is hardly better than Germany when it comes to vaccinations
But although the Vaccinations started as early as December 9th, Canada is currently in relatively no better position. Converted to 100,000 inhabitants 1.7 people were vaccinated up to January 20, 2021, only slightly more than in Germany, which comes to 1.6.
Both states are clearly behind Front runner Israel with 33.9. Great Britain (7.5), the USA (4.8) and European countries such as Denmark (3.1), Spain (2.2) and Italy (2.0) are also making faster progress. In this respect, Merkel and Trudeau are Fellow sufferers. And they should be in the midst of the greatest crisis particularly connected feel. (mg)
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