On this episode of The Zeitgeist, Jeff Rathke, president of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, is joined by Jens Spahn, federal minister of health. In recent months, Jens Spahn has been one of the principal faces of Germany as it grapples with COVID-19 at home and internationally. He is someone keenly aware of the interaction between politics, economics, and public health. They discuss the interconnected public health measures that Germany is pursuing and how Germany as a federal system is managing the balance between federal decision making and the responsibilities of the Länder.
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