Merkel tells Germans to get vaccinated for ‘more freedom’


              German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves a press conference following her visit to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Merkel visited the health ministry's leading institute in the Corona pandemic at the invitation of Health Minister Spahn. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)
            
              German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves a press conference following her visit to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Merkel visited the health ministry's leading institute in the Corona pandemic at the invitation of Health Minister Spahn. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)
            
              German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, stands next to Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health, and Lothar Wieler, President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), left, for a picture in front of the entrance to the RKI in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Merkel visited the health ministry's leading institute in the Corona pandemic at the invitation of Health Minister Spahn. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)
            
              German Chancellor Angela Merkel  stands up with mask after the press conference following her visit to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Merkel visited the health ministry's leading institute in the Corona pandemic at the invitation of Health Minister Spahn. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)