German musicians lag far behind in race to normalisationmain
Israel has vaccinated more than half its population. Germany has managed just 4 percent. That’s all we need to know.
While Chancellor Merkel has chained the country to the EU’s tortoise pace, Israel has forged ahead. As has Britain. Having already jabbed one fifth of the population, the UK government today promised to inject twice as many more in the coming month.
It will take Germany all year – and longer – to catch up.
Its neighbours Austria and the Czech Republic are trying to buy Russian vaccines behind the EU’s back. The Poles are negotiating with China. The French have changed their tune on the UK-invented Astra-Zenica jab. It’s chaos, and it’s citizens who are suffering.
The consequences for the Berlin Philharmonic and all German musicians are dire. They have been left far behind in the race towards normalisation and they have their Chancellor to blame. The damage will be lasting.