This week was utterly frustrating – Ukraine is under heavy attack, and our government is doing almost nothing to support them.
There was a good analysis by Anders Östlund on Twitter, pointing out the four old white men in our governing party (Olaf Scholz, Gerhard Schröder, Sigmar Gabriel, and Walter Steinmeier). They do not want to acknowledge that their policy toward Russia has failed. The approach that worked well with the former Soviet Union now fails with the Tsarist autocracy and leads to bloodshed and murder.
Also, we should not underestimate the role of fossil fuels and greed in this.
On Covid, the incidence figures in Cologne have remained stable at 600. Nevertheless, I got my recommended second booster this week, four months after the first.
(Ferris wheel and bridge, Cologne, 4/12/22)