Things look bad in Germany. They’re going into lock down over Christmas. Makes you glad you don’t live over there?
BBC UK make a feature of checking out the Covid situation elsewhere, preferably where it seems bad, like the USA or Brazil with their crazy leaders, unlike ours.
On the TV broadcasts last night and on the website, we hear:
Germany is to go into a hard lockdown over the Christmas period as the number of deaths and infections from the coronavirus reaches record levels. Non-essential shops will close across the country from Wednesday, as will schools, with children to be cared for at home wherever possible. Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Christmas shopping for a “considerable” rise in social contacts. The latest figures showed 20,200 more infections and a further 321 deaths.
Sounds awful doesn’t it? I guess they must have a lot more people infected, even dying than ‘we’ do?
The infection rate in Germany, which was only half of that a month ago, has risen but it’s still a bit lower than in the UK where, as you know, family Christmas is still on.
And the death rate which was only one third of that in the UK has risen but is still lower than the UK rate.
Will the team return to Germany in four weeks?
Graphs: Worldometers in https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/