Zohar Lazar / DER SPIEGEL

The New COVID-19 Normal Herd Immunity is Impossible. Now What?

Faced with declining vaccination rates and persistent skepticism, Germany is now preparing for another autumn of living with COVID-19. Politicians are looking at several measures, including air purifiers for schools, compulsory testing for travelers and a pro-vaccine ad blitz.
DER SPIEGEL 29/2021
SPIEGEL International
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