Merkel urges citizens to persevere despite lockdown, vaccine woes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged citizens to persevere despite the ongoing lockdown and vaccine delivery difficulties in a televised interview with public broadcaster ARD. “If we persevere for another while, it will get better,” Merkel said. She said there was now a lowered incidence rate of 100 new infections per 100,000 people in one week. “That is a good achievement. We were not there for a long time. But we still don’t have control over the virus through the health ministries,” Merkel said. Merkel also defended Germany’s vaccination strategy, saying it had to be dynamic and…

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