From shutdown to shutdown: The corona virus turned our lives upside down in around eight months and the federal government faced unprecedented decisions.
A team of SPIEGEL authors has reconstructed how the country slipped into crisis.
Who played what role in the cabinet and the state governments.
And above all: what mistakes were made.
Because from paper chaos in health authorities to schools without a concept for digital learning - some problems have not been solved even after more than half a year of the corona pandemic.
In the podcast, Martin Knobbe, head of the SPIEGEL capital city office, gives a glimpse behind the scenes.
He is one of the editors of the SPIEGEL book "Lockdown: How Germany narrowly escaped the catastrophe in the corona crisis".
Knobbe explains which failures led to the first shutdown.
And why Germany wasn't better prepared for the second wave.
Scroll to the podcast player at the beginning of the article and listen to the new podcast episode now.
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