Angela Merkel Warns that Herd Immunity may not be Achieved

Angela Merkel warns that there is a risk that herd immunity against the coronavirus will not be achieved

The German Chancellor assured that this could happen if more than 40, 50 and 60% of the population does not want to be vaccinated. A risk that several countries in the world will not achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus, warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel, posing the scenario that people do not want to be vaccinated either out of fear or lack of information about the vaccine.

According to Merkel, “if the people who do not want to be vaccinated represent more than 40, 50 and 60 percent of the population, then we will have to use the mask for a long time because we will not achieve herd immunity and the same if it happens in other countries." The Chancellor also praised the achievements and tenacity of the BioNTech researchers who developed the first coronavirus vaccine approved in Western countries. "We are incredibly proud to have such researchers in our country," said Merkel.

Germany, which was Europe's "good student" at the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, is now experiencing a worrying situation for failing to impose drastic measures in recent months.