The opening plan that is supposed to lead Germany out of the corona crisis is in place.
Of course there is criticism again.
But politics also builds many bridges.
That was important.
A comment by Merkur editor-in-chief Georg Anastasiadis.
After a tough struggle, the Chancellor and the country leaders have drawn up a very “German” opening schedule.
In love with details, bureaucratic - but also imbued with the desire to point out perspectives and to reconcile the republic that was falling apart during the virus crisis.
That was important, because the spreading virus against each other, ultimately also the dwindling acceptance of the tough measures, endangers the successes in the fight against the pandemic as well as the art of propagation of the corona virus itself.
Not all sectors and all districts are equally satisfied with what has been achieved: Citizens and shopkeepers, for example, who are in areas with incidences of just under 50, have been lucky, others have bad luck.
And whoever tears the mark again soon - the city of Munich is such a candidate - is called back to command.
Some disappointment is programmed here.
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Comment on the Coroba strategy: Clear lines must be sacrificed for individual justice
The criticism that Germany is turning into a patchwork quilt is just as foreseeable as the feeling that it is hot today and hot tomorrow.
But if you want to create as much individual justice as possible, you inevitably have to sacrifice the clear line.
The risk is obvious that some citizens will feel invited by the complexity of the regulations to circumvent them.
How well this tightrope act succeeds remains to be seen.
Unfortunately, we cannot count on the virus's willingness to cooperate, and the slow progress in vaccination (where Söder rightly puts pressure on and demands less bureaucracy) and testing is a real mood killer.
It is important that we all remain capable of learning.
One of the dismaying aspects of this pandemic, which has unfortunately been taboo for too long, is that Covid is particularly rampant among people in migrant milieus.
This can be seen from the high number of victims.
There is usually no home office in their professions, and often there is also no German television.
This makes it difficult to contain the epidemic.
Politicians must be careful that we do not completely lose these population groups in our regulatory jumble.