‘Merkelmania’ Touts Chancellor-Scientist’s Success During Pandemic

The Germans are closing ranks around Angela Merkel's government's crisis management, which has averted total confinement and the collapse of hospitals, but now fears potential relapses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world may collapse out there, but in Germany's parks and streets, the new normality is gaining ground. Families line up to buy ice cream, and young and old lie on the grass to enjoy the sunshine they missed in winter.

The shops reopened last week, while half the world looks to Berlin wondering what Germany has done so positively in this crisis. The number of coronavirus infections continues to grow -152,438-, but the wretched curve has flattened and the health system is holding up.

It even welcomes patients from other European countries. The . . .

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