Professor Joachim Sauer, husband of the outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, criticized unvaccinated citizens, saying that they ignored science and were “lazy”.
“Surprisingly, one-third of the population does not follow scientific evidence.Part of the reason is certain laziness and complacency of the Germans“Sauer made a rare public comment to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica and was included in Le Monde.
The husband of the Chancellor of the Exchequer also lashed out at people including doctors and scientists, who had “The ideological reaction to what they think is the dictatorship of vaccination.“
Sauer, a professor of quantum chemistry, also expressed the hope that this epidemic will stimulate a new generation of people’s interest in science.
“If many people are interested in science and decide to study it, that’s great, there is a need,” He said.
According to reports, on Monday, Merkel herself called the Covid-19 situation in Germany “Very dramatic“And expressed support for more stringent measures, although the existing restrictions have triggered large-scale protests across Europe.
Germany and some other European countries, including Austria and Slovakia, are now facing a record surge in the number of new coronaviruses. Health Minister Jens Spahn warned on Monday that by the end of winter, almost everyone in Germany will “Vaccination, recovery or death. “
Earlier on Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans to avoid traveling to Germany and Denmark because of the deteriorating epidemiological situation.
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