Angela Merkel's husband slams unvaccinated Germans as ‘lazy’

Professor Joachim Sauer criticised those Germans that remain unvaccinated as ‘not open to the successes achieved by science’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s husband has slammed millions of citizens as ‘lazy’ and ‘indolent’ for not yet taking a coronavirus vaccine.

Professor Joachim Sauer criticised those Germans that remain unvaccinated as ‘not open to the successes achieved by science’, comparing the ‘irrationality’ to Creationism in the United States of America.

Chancellor Merkel has expressed concerns that coronavirus restrictions in Germany may not stop a fourth wave currently believed to be present in the country.

Germany’s health minister has said the rapid rise in coronavirus cases means it is likely that everyone in the country who is not vaccinated will have caught Covid-19 by the end of the winter, and some of those will die.

Official figures showed more than 30,000 newly confirmed cases in Germany over the past 24 hours, an increase of about 50% compared to a week ago.

“It is really, absolutely, time to take action,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

With a vaccination rate of 67.5%, her nation is now considering mandatory vaccinations for many health professionals