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Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated for 'more freedom'

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@ Zaphod: If Germany is a dictatorship under Merkel I'm fine here. Wouldn't want to swap it for Japan, England, USA... whatever.

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The fact she lacks much credibility with the German people won't help her cause.

What's lacking is adult self restraint. A democratic nation's leaders can only do so much when its citizens stubbornly refuse to understand and use the right protective measures to stop a pandemic and especially so when flaunting science and doing all the wrong things becomes socially desirable as some sort of perverse political statement.

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More freedom from the dictatorial measures that she pushed through. What irony.

Yeah! How dare she stomp on people’s constitutional right to die of a preventable disease and take as many people as possible with them! Oh wait…that’s not in the constitution

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Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated for 'more freedom'

More freedom from the dictatorial measures that she pushed through. What irony.

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Vaccine roll-on was slow and it took me some efforts to get vaccinated last month. Now that there's plenty of the stuff around and restrictions are being relaxed people seem to think, "plague's over, let's go on holiday".

Personally I think stricter measures on people who make a vaccination appointment and do neither show up or cancel the appt are needed. Comirnaty is a delicate stuff and when ready to use must be used within one hour. Not turning up for your shot is just rude and puts the doctor or vaccination centre into the trouble contacting one who would be able to get the jab in time.

I'd go further than Merkel and make shots mandatory, at least for health workers - which she can't, as she claimed earlier there would be no mandatory shots, clearly underestimating the carelessness of some parts of the population.

It's just sad, numbers will go up again and when Merkel leaves office there will be nobody near her value to replace her.

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The fact she lacks much credibility with the German people won't help her cause.

Still, Merkel has better approval ratings (53%) among her people than many other notable state leaders

https://morningconsult.com/form/global-leader-approval/

Many other state leaders would kill to have her ratings. Suga's (29%) and Bolsonaro's (35%) ratings, for example, are dumpster-fires

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Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated for 'more freedom'

The fact she lacks much credibility with the German people won't help her cause.

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