GERMANS FACE NEW COVID NIGHTMARE… BLAME GAME INTENSIFIES… MERKEL URGENT PLEA…. ARMY TO STEP IN?

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BERLIN, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Three German state health ministers urged parties negotiating to form a new government to prolong states’ power to implement stricter pandemic measures such as lockdowns or school closures as the country’s seven-day COVID incidence rate hit record highs.

The number of people per 100,000 infected last week rose to 277.4, data from the Robert Koch Institute showed on Saturday, and has risen to over 500 in some regions of the country.

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Anti-Vaxxers and Politicians Push Germany to the Brink
Many in Germany thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. But the country is now being slammed by the fourth wave – fueled by millions of people who refuse to be vaccinated and political leaders who have abdicated leadership. The situation, say virologists, is grave.

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called on all unvaccinated Germans to get their shots as quickly as possible as the country’s coronavirus infection rate hit the latest in a string of new highs and death numbers were growing.

“If we stand together, if we think about protecting ourselves and caring for others, we can save our country a lot this winter,” Merkel said in her weekly podcast.

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Still, the chancellor warned that “these are very difficult weeks ahead of us.”

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BERLIN, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Three German state health ministers urged parties negotiating to form a new government to prolong states’ power to implement stricter pandemic measures such as lockdowns or school closures as the country’s seven-day COVID incidence rate hit record highs.

The number of people per 100,000 infected last week rose to 277.4, data from the Robert Koch Institute showed on Saturday, and has risen to over 500 in some regions of the country.

www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/merkel-urges-unvaccinated-reconsider-7-day-covid-incidence-rate-hits-record-2021-11-13/

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