Germany's vaccination rate too low for herd immunity, tightens restrictions - COVID-19 Special.

Germany's pandemic response started strong and then strangely turned lax, despite rising case numbers.
By early summer, there was enough vaccine available for all Germans to get their shots. But up to now, a third of the population has refused to get vaccinated. The country has never reached herd immunity. And was ill prepared for the winter. Now, the country is in the grip of its fourth wave.
One of the hardest hit states is Bavaria where the traditional Christmas cheer now has to take a back seat.

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