COVID-deniers and anti-vaxxers threaten German doctors | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.11.2021

One of the most concerning reports came from the eastern state of Saxony, where the 7-day incidence rate of new infections is highest (569 per 100,000 inhabitants) and the vaccine uptake rate is lowest (only 57% of the Saxony population are fully vaccinated). Across Germany, 67.5% of the population is currently vaccinated.

“The aggression and extremism among people has become significantly worse,” said Erik Bodendieck, chairman of the Saxony Medical Association and himself a general practitioner. “Some doctors have even received death threats.”

Bodendieck said he has become used to receiving threats himself because of his public role as the association head. “These are emails where I get attacked personally, where I get threatened with legal action,” he told DW. “And there are letters where it says things like: ‘You all belong in front of a firing squad.’ That kind of thing.”

Source: COVID-deniers and anti-vaxxers threaten German doctors | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.11.2021