German health minister warns of growing ‘pandemic extremism’

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Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn has called for an “intervention against hate” after the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old petrol station employee in an argument about mask wearing at the weekend. After 18 tough months for society, tensions should not be allowed to turn into divisions, the conservative politician said in Berlin on Wednesday. “That is why we should clearly and resolutely say no to any form of pandemic extremism.” Spahn said he was shocked by the crime in the western German town of Idar-Oberstein, adding that it had made him “not just sad, but also angry.” The “cold-blooded mu…

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