Letzte Aktualisierung: March 10, 2021
No decoupling from China
By Nils Schmid
The COVID vaccine – the great hope in the little vials – is our most effective weapon in the fight against the pandemic. Consequently, the distribution of the scarce commodity is a political issue not only in Germany but worldwide. The photos of government representatives having themselves photographed when vaccines made in China arrived, therefore, went around the world in no time at all. They are images meant to tell the story of the Chinese leadership's supposed success, of a China that defeated COVID-19 and now wants to make vaccines available to the world as a "global public good" (Xi Jinping), while the West is still struggling with the virus at home.