COVID: How divisive are vaccine mandates?
20 January 2022 | 3:50 pm
Germany is planning to impose mandatory coronavirus vaccinations. Thousands of people have gone to the streets to show their disapproval, but the government says the country is not divided. DW correspondent Thomas Sparrow discusses.
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