The vaccination debate in Germany continues. After Bayern star Joshua Kimmich confirmed in an interview that he has not yet been vaccinated. He has concerns about the lack of long-term studies. Now politicians have also spoken out. So also the new German Bundestag President Bärbel Sas. She hopes that Kimmich’s statements will have a positive effect. In an interview with the “Rheinische Post” she said: “I am even grateful that he started the debate about the long-term consequences of vaccinations again before winter. Politicians and scientists should use this example to clear up rumors about long-term damage.
In her opinion, Kimmich’s remarks come at the right time: Perhaps then even more people will be persuaded to have a vaccination before they are caught by the fourth wave that is now rolling, ”hopes Bas.
The outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel also commented on this debate. She finds the statements of Kimmich “interesting”: “There are very good factual arguments for his questions and doubts that are generally available,” replied the Chancellor to Kimmich’s doubts and added: “Maybe Joshua Kimmich is still thinking about it . He is known as a very reflective footballer. “