Opinion: Time for mandatory vaccinations
04 December 2021 | 2:55 pm
Some German politicians insist a COVID-19 vaccine mandate would divide society. Others argue it would be unconstitutional. Ines Eisele believes these are weak arguments and an excuse to do nothing.
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