Disagreement and Dithering The Failure of Germany's Coronavirus Strategy

Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for legal changes that would give the federal government more powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the states are pushing pack.
In normal times, this empty street in Hamburg's St. Pauli district would be filled with revelers.

In normal times, this empty street in Hamburg's St. Pauli district would be filled with revelers.

Foto: Hanno Bode / imago images
DER SPIEGEL 16/2021
SPIEGEL International
Chancellor Angela Merkel: "We can’t allow that to happen."

Chancellor Angela Merkel: "We can’t allow that to happen."

Foto: Murat Tueremis / laif
"Opening schools at such a high incidence is irresponsible toward the children and parents who still haven't been vaccinated."
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