Granted that the outbreak has been traced to a farm in Lower Saxony. Granted that Spanish cucumbers are not the cause of it. Granted that there have been 1733 cases so far in Germany and even 4 in the United States traced to tourists who just returned from Germany. True that there are cases in 11 other European countries according to the European center For Disease Control in Stockholm, Sweden and that this is the worst outbreak in living memory.
But Germany is putting a political face on this and playing along with being “just one of the other kids on the block” of European states. This is how they plan to finesse a greater union of Germany and the other states. But don’t kid yourself. Germany’s still in charge (witness how Merkel was the one who had to do the calling and suggest the plan), especially when it comes to financial matters.
In order to be ipolitically correct Germany must ask itself for aid.
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