Virologist Christian Drosten said that ’s “inadequate” rollout was far lower than many other European countries – leaving it vulnerable to cases rising again. Currently just 64 percent of the country’s adults have been fully vaccinated – far lower than the UK’s total of 82 percent.
Speaking on podcast “Coronavirus Update” on NDR-Info, he said that despite Germany seeing comparatively low case numbers at the moment, this is set to rise from next month.
And according to the government’s own figures, cases are al deleted Russian state-backed broadcaster RT’s German-language channels yesterday.
The website said they had breached its Covid misinformation policy.
“YouTube has always had clear community guidelines that outline what is allowed on the platform,” said a spokesperson.
RT’s German channel was initially issued a strike for uploading content that violated its misinformation policy, resulting in a suspension for a week.
During that suspension, the Russian broadcaster tried to use another channel to circumvent the ban on uploading.
“As a result both channels were terminated for breaking YouTube Terms of Service,” said the spokesperson.
In response Roskomnadzor, the Russian government’s media watchdog, threatened to block YouTube in if it didn’t restore the channels.
Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg