...was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Due to hand over this coming week to the new government under Olaf Scholz, a parting policy decision was for what Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, had referred to as a “quasi lockdown”. Similar to what has happened in Austria, Frau Merkel announced far-reaching measures in the name of “national solidarity”. The unvaccinated are to find themselves excluded from various establishments and the Bundestag is to be asked to approve compulsory vaccination. Extreme this may seem, but patience has run out with those who refuse to get vaccinated.