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Germany’s Scholz Sets 30 Million-Shot Goal to Start His Term

  • Germany’s tepid vaccination drive has worsened latest outbreak
  • Government tightens rules for unvaccinated part of population

Sitting alone in a blacked-out studio, a somber soundtrack lending gravitas to his five-minute monologue, Olaf Scholz implored the people of Germany to get real and get vaccinated.

A full year after the first Covid-19 shots were administered and the world hoped to turn the corner on the pandemic, Germany finds itself overwhelmed by a fourth wave of infections more destructive than previous outbreaks.