Despite the shortage of vaccines in Germany: Now Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (78, CDU) is also defending himself against criticism that the government had not secured enough corona vaccine doses for Germany.
Schäuble on the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”: “I can understand the criticism, but I still think it’s wrong. We cannot make our impatience the measure of all things and snatch the vaccine from people in poorer regions of the world. “
In view of the shortage of vaccines, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (53, CSU) complained that the federal government had obviously underestimated the urgency of ordering the vaccine at the beginning.
Schäuble: “It was right that Health Minister Jens Spahn chose the European path and that we in Europe proceed together.” In the crisis, the EU is growing together, that is “enormously encouraging”.
“We can only overcome the crisis with solidarity, in Europe and beyond,” warned Schäuble, referring to warnings that there was not enough vaccine left for poorer regions. Caritas assumes that in 70 poorer countries only ten percent of the population can be vaccinated next year because the developed countries have already secured the majority of the capacities.