Generation Coronavirus Economic Scars for Decades to Come

Companies in Germany were practically begging 20- to 30-year-olds to come work for them. Then came the coronavirus, destroying health, lives and jobs. It will take decades for this generation to catch up economically.
A lost generation? Hanging out at Berlin's Weissensee Lake

A lost generation? Hanging out at Berlin's Weissensee Lake

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"I have to completely rethink things.”

Yavuz Dașkin, 27, student at the University of Hamburg

Yavuz Dașkin

Yavuz Dașkin

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"We don't even know when our exams will take place."

Robin Ewald, 19, is receiving vocational training to become a supermarket employee.

Robin Ewald

Robin Ewald

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"Some people will be radicalized."

Jakob Blasel, 20, activist with Fridays for Future

Jakob Blasel

Jakob Blasel

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"Our generation is currently experiencing how vulnerable our lives are."

Edoardo Quelle, 28, unemployed video game developer

Daria Quelle and Edoardo Quelle

Daria Quelle and Edoardo Quelle

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"I was at a loss at first."

Pia Korndörfer, 26, student at Nuremberg Tech University

Pia Korndörfer

Pia Korndörfer

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