In Germany, Health Minister Jens Spahn has warned that the rollout of coronavirus vaccinations will lead to squabbles over who gets inoculated first. Spahn told an online forum in Berlin that the number of doses will be limited in the first few months. He estimated that there would be 3 million doses in January, but there would be tens of millions of people who want to be inoculated. He said there would be tough decisions about who will be prioritized. The government has already said that health workers, the elderly and those at high risk of severe complications from COVID-19 will get the first doses. Spahn added that he expects the situation to ease within a few months. From the summer, he said, it would be possible to carry out vaccinations in doctors’ clinics. If as many people as possible get vaccinated, the country could be out of the woods by the fall of 2021, he added. Meanwhile, the country’s coronavirus app has so far warned more than 1.5 million people of a possible infection.Welt am Sonntag that the app has done “exactly what it should.” The app records contacts between strangers who would otherwise not be warned of their risk of infection…. Read full this story
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