German president joins campaign to reinvigorate vaccinations – The Washington Post

Germany’s president appealed Wednesday to hesitant compatriots to get vaccinated against COVID-19, adding to efforts by top politicians to reinvigorate the country’s inoculation campaign as infection numbers have begun to creep higher.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s video message came a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel urged German residents to get the shot.

Although case numbers remain very low — currently around seven weekly new cases per 100,000 residents — they have been edging up for a week, and German leaders are wary of worse to come now that the more contagious delta variant is dominant. And the number of people getting shots has slipped in recent weeks.

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