Merkel’s Chief of Staff on the Coronavirus “We Are Threatened By a Second Wave If We Don’t Act Very Quickly”

Helge Braun, the head of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery, warns in an interview of a possible exponential rise in the number of coronavirus cases. He warns of the risk of long-term economic damage if Germany can't keep the number of cases under control.
Interview Conducted by Christoph Hickmann und Martin Knobbe
Helge Braun is the head of the German Chancellery

Helge Braun is the head of the German Chancellery

Foto: Andreas Chudowski / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 42/2020
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Braun during his interview with DER SPIEGEL journalists Christoph Hickmann and Martin Knobbe at the Chancellery in Berlin: "I am very, very optimistic that we will have a vaccine next year."

Braun during his interview with DER SPIEGEL journalists Christoph Hickmann and Martin Knobbe at the Chancellery in Berlin: "I am very, very optimistic that we will have a vaccine next year."

Foto: Andreas Chudowski / DER SPIEGEL
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