After months of attacking the unvaccinated for refusing to get the COVID vaccine, Health Minister of Germany Karl Lauterbach said that the "pandemic of the unvaccinated" was actually due to a software error.
Back in November 2021, news outlets reported on the fast increasing number of COVID cases in Germany's second largest city, Hamburg. The figures grew from an initial 111.6 infected people per 100,000 to 160 per 100,000 in a span of few of days, and at the end of November showed 209.2 per 100,000 to as high as 232.3 per 100,000
According to the National Pulse, the drastic increases in new COVID cases pushed authorities to implement COVID measures. Authorities said that only vaccinated or recovered, called 2G status, may enter shops, restaurants, or clubs. Authorities also ordered the unvaccinated to limit social contact. Following the new set of rules, Mayor Peter Tschentscher said they observed an increase in COVID vaccine acceptance, which they believed was the only way to end the pandemic.