Letters from Germany

Tag: disease

The Toilet Paper Mystery

My wife and me, we finally got it. We got hold of a new pack of toilet paper. 16 rolls of three-ply Toilet Paper from a well known brand. To tell the truth, we don’t matter how many layers of paper are seperating us from our excretions. And we don’t care which brand we wipe our butts with. honestly speaking we even don’t need new toilet paper at all. We still had 16 rolls in stock. Enough for a lot of bowel movements in a two-person household. But you can’t rely on that in these days. Continue reading

Corona: Emergency stop in Germany?

Over 20,000 infected, 70 dead: that’s Germany’s corona record. Virologists advise social distancing, governments and administrations have responded. Shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants are closed. Thousands are working from home. Chancellor Angela Merkel also advised social distancing in one of her rare TV speeches to the Germans. However, far too many Germans ignore the advice given by physicians and politicians. That is why Germany is likely to put the brakes on in the foreseeable future, like Italy, Spain and France before. Some federal states, including Bavaria, are already responding with restraints for social life.

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