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Coronavirus: Germany hits 100,000 deaths amid political leadership upheaval and ‘complacency’

Germany is set to mark 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 this week, passing a sombre milestone that several of its neighbours crossed months ago, but which western Europe’s most populous nation had hoped to avoid.Teutonic discipline, a robust health care system and the roll-out of multiple vaccines – one of them home-grown – were meant to stave off a winter surge of the kind that hit Germany last year.Yet complacency and a national election, followed by a drawn-out government transition, saw senior…

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