Around the world, health officials face death threats amid pandemic
She faced a backlash after Queensland decided to close its borders with neighboring states to curb the spread of the virus, making it impossible for several Australian citizens to attend relatives’ funerals.
Among critics of the move was Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who said the country risks “losing its humanity.”
The threats against Young followed similar cases in other countries, as public frustration over life in the pandemic mounts.
In Germany, Karl Lauterbach, a health expert for the Social Democratic Party, part of the country’s governing coalition, said he received several death threats in spring after Germany imposed a shutdown on many businesses and closed schools.
Lauterbach argued in favor of strict measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Another key figure in Germany’s response to the pandemic, scientist Christian Drosten, reported receiving similar threats. Critics of the government’s decision to close schools had blamed Drosten for the move, which was in line with similar shutdowns that …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]