Olaf Scholz (SPD) calls for vaccinations at »Joko and Klaas 15 minutes live« (symbol picture)
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The designated Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, as a guest of the ProSieben entertainers Joko and Klaas, made an impressive vaccination appeal to the television viewers.
»It is important to me that everyone who can get vaccinated.
Only that helps, ”said the SPD politician on Wednesday evening in the ProSieben program“ Joko and Klaas 15 minutes live ”.
Scholz sat alone on a chair on a stage and spoke with a direct look into the camera, his tone of voice was calm, slow and urgent.
Before him, a 23-year-old with Long Covid and a senior physician in the intensive care unit at the Charité appeared and described their experiences.
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Scholz went on to say: “What is new in this fourth wave is that the line between those who have had a mild or very severe course after a Covid disease no longer goes between old and young, but between vaccinated and unvaccinated. And everyone has to know: if you don't get vaccinated, you endanger yourself, children and all those around you who cannot be vaccinated because of previous illnesses. "
Joko and Klaas have many pupils and students among their fans.
The politician used the audience of millions to make statements targeted at young people.
“I am aware that keeping your distance and being young do not go well together.
That many suffer from loneliness.
That this should end, that it should start again - life, light-heartedness.
Nobody is just doing well in these times.
Not me, you and not you. ”Everyone can and should be vaccinated.
"I want us to have up to 30 million vaccinations in our upper arms by Christmas."
In the program “Joko and Klaas 15 minutes live”, the two jokers can arrange a quarter of an hour of broadcasting time as they wish - they often use the time for serious topics, but on other days they just do nonsense.
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