"We Underestimated the Danger Last Summer" Slovakia's President Discusses Her Country's COVID Problem

There are few other places in the world with a COVID-19 death rate as disproportionately high as the one in Slovakia. In an interview, President Zuzana Čaputová concedes that mistakes were made and explains why her country is considering deploying Russia's Sputnik V vaccine.
Interview Conducted By Maximilian Popp und Jan Puhl
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová

Foto: CTK Photo / imago images
DER SPIEGEL 9/2021
SPIEGEL International
"The climate of impunity has been overcome."