German Health Minister Jens Spahn's suggestion that Germany needs an opt-out organ donor system to boost numbers, has drawn both applause and criticism. For Tamsin Walker, they've been an overdue wake-up call.
Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn tells DW that efforts to hold back the coronavirus in Europe are working, but he cautioned that "things could get worse before they get better."
Germany's parliament has rejected a Health Ministry proposal for a new organ donation system. With low donor numbers, the health minister wanted a presumed-consent system, with the onus on people to refuse to donate.
EU health ministers have held an emergency meeting as the daily death toll from coronavirus sets a new record in China. The German health minister said the outbreak could get worse before it gets better.
Roderich Kiesewetter, a leading Christian Democrat, acknowledged on DW's Conflict Zone that his party made mistakes following the scandal in Thuringia that rocked Germany.
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