German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has seen the light at the end of the tunnel: this is how he described the country’s success in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his opinion, Germany has overcome the worst stage of the coronavirus. However, the start of vaccination on December 27 “marks a long and difficult road” for the country. Steinmeier urged those who doubted the safety of the vaccine to trust Berlin’s decision after all. According to the politician, local democracy has repeatedly proved that it can be trusted.
He recognized that the pandemic casts a shadow on the holiday and Christmas in 2020 is very different from what citizens are used to. However, the president assured that we can look forward to celebrating next Christmas with family and friends. Steinmeier urged the population not to forget the bright side of sad events.
By now there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. For example, two vaccines have been registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. On December 5, vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V started in Moscow. In the U.S. and Great Britain also began vaccinating the population with a drug from Pfizer/BioNTech. On December 21, the European Union approved the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.