German government criticized for slow pace of vaccination drive

There is growing disappointment in Germany with the speed and planning of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, prompting two major political parties to demand answers on Monday from Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany is far behind other countries in the race to vaccinate citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, said Lars Klingbeil, secretary general of the Social Democrats (SPD), who are in coalition with Merkel’s conservatives. Speaking to the ARD public broadcaster, Klingbeil put the blame on Health Minister Jens Spahn of the Christian Democrats (CDU). Spahn also came under pressure from the …

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