In her 15 years as chancellor, Angela Merkel has steered Germany through difficult waters many times. And when the pandemic hit Germany in early 2020, the country seemed to benefit from a leader who is a trained scientist and experienced crisis manager. So what went wrong?
Janosch Dahmen worked as a doctor in Berlin’s clinics treating COVID-19 patients for 10 months before entering the German parliament, the Bundestag, as a lawmaker for the opposition Green party. In this episode of our podcast, he joins DW’s Michaela Kuefner to explore how the coronavirus pandemic has tested the German chancellor’s ability to manage a crisis.