Angela Merkel’s husband Joachim Sauer explains in an Italian interview why Germans are not vaccinated and Italians are not.
Turin – Joachim Sauer has been married to Chancellor Angela Merkel since 1998. He hardly ever speaks out in public. In Italy, the renowned quantum chemist broke his silence and spoke about the low vaccination rate in Germany. He also tried to explain why other countries are more successful in vaccinating.
“It is astonishing that a third of the population does not follow the scientific findings,” says Joachim Sauer in a short conversation with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. In part, the low vaccination rate in this country is due to “a certain laziness and laziness of the Germans”, the German translation of the interview says that the world published.
“What you think is a vaccination dictatorship”: Merkel’s husband Joachim Sauer becomes clear
In addition, there is a group of people in Germany who “follow a kind of ideological reaction to what they consider to be a vaccination dictatorship,” explains Sauer. This applies to all levels of education, including academics, doctors and scientists. “How is the situation actually in Italy?” Sauer then asks his counterpart.
“87 percent of the population have at least one dose,” says Sauer’s interviewee loudly world-Translation. The statistics service provider Our World in Data gives first vaccinations in Italy with 78.9 percent. Accordingly, 73.7 percent of the Italian population are fully vaccinated. In Germany, the two values are currently 70.5 and 68.0 percent.
Vaccination rate in Germany lower than in Italy: Merkel’s husband Sauer explains the difference
Either way: In Italy, a significantly larger proportion of the population is vaccinated against the coronavirus than in Germany. “Maybe that’s because of how it all started. I remember strong images, like the one of the coffins being transported in columns by military trucks. Perhaps that also helped convince people and act at the right time, ”says Angela Merkel’s husband. It depends on how people react and how things are told.
The interview with Joachim Sauer came out loud world came about because the quantum chemist had traveled to Turin to receive his diploma as a new foreign member of the Academy of Sciences. When asked how dangerous it is to reject scientific knowledge, Sauer replied in an interview: “This attitude has probably always existed in some people, but it has never been as obvious as it is now.” And right now we would be a great success for science experience, says Sauer with a view to the rapid development of a Covid vaccine. (yo)
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