Why did Germany lose its “crown of anti epidemic”

Once, a report in the Daily Telegraph was titled “Britain is wrong and wrong, Germany is right everywhere”; this year, another British media, the financial times, said “Germany lost its crown of resistance to epidemic”.


Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases were newly reported in 13 days in Germany, 10810 new cases were reported, 294 new deaths were reported, and 3 million confirmed cases were confirmed by Robert Koch. According to the ranking of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Germany ranks the tenth in the world in terms of cumulative confirmed cases. “If it is in Germany, then China will have 50million cases,” a Danish media reporter in Berlin contrasted Why does Germany change from “superior anti epidemic” to “backward”? This can start with the various state epidemic prevention regulations.


In Berlin, where Global Times reporters live, department stores, cinemas, etc. must be closed except for the shops that provide essential materials and services. When reporters came to Sal state, which borders France and Luxembourg in southwest Germany these two days, they saw totally different scenes: local residents were basking in the open beer garden, drinking and chatting, young people were sweating in the gym, and the cinema at night gathered.


It is worth mentioning that journalists arrive in Frankfurt by train from Berlin and then drive to salstate, and have not been examined for epidemic prevention all the way. The German government currently recommends that people do not travel across states or cities that they should not travel 15 kilometers away, but they can cross states if they are of a working nature.


The state of schlesueig Holstein, in northern Germany, has been relaxing epidemic prevention measures to allow restaurants to receive guests outdoors. Many other states began to follow the city of Tubingen, Baden futenberg, and implement the so-called “safe and open” policy. The core of the measure is to promote the new crown fast screen, allowing the negative person to move freely. Tubingen needs to spend between 100000 and 150000 euros a day for testing. Although the novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed cases are picking up, its mode has been blossom everywhere in Germany.


The state of lowersaxon and Berlin have expressed their views on learning other relaxation measures. Currently, only Bavaria governor Sodel is in support of Merkel’s government and is carrying out strict epidemic prevention. But some ironically say sodell is deliberately flattering Merkel to be a prime minister candidate for the coalition party.


The German political arena has given many people the impression of “taking the overall situation into consideration”. Why is it so divided this time? Every time the Merkel Government discusses epidemic prevention measures with the governors of 16 states, it has to hold six or seven hours of meetings, sometimes as long as 12 hours, but the results are still lack of consensus. Many experts attribute the reason to Germany’s federal structure, but others believe that the key lies in the performance of the states in the crisis and the election in September this year, which makes officials tend to follow the public opinion.


“For more than a decade, Merkel has been like a sea god needle for the whole country.” Berlin sociologist Marcel told the global times that, as we enter the “post Merkel era”, the mentality of German society is changing and “gradually lacks cohesion”.


Merkel plans to introduce new measures for the current situation, and on Tuesday local time, her cabinet plans to discuss tightening the infection protection act, which means that the German federal government will have greater authority to implement epidemic prevention measures.